AT&T Tethering and Verizon Data Plans Offer Savings for Smartphone Users
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This week the Guy and Yasar show comes with good news for AT&T customers. Well, at least good news for those who want more data usage for tethering.
Here are the details: According to an AT&T press release, on “February 13, beginning with the in-store launch of the HTC Inspireâ„¢ 4G. Bundled with the AT&T Data Pro plan, customers will benefit from a total of 4GB for $45 per month.” The $45 will consist of the $25 fee for the AT&T Data Pro plan and an additional $20 for the extra 2GB of data usage. They will also be featuring an AT&T Mobile Hotspot App to support users getting their internet access through tethering.
This is good news for those who use the tethering option a lot. This is most likely an attempt by AT&T to compete with Verizon now that the iPhone will be available on both carriers. Verizon has a similarly priced tethering plan which includes an extra 2GB per month for another $20 (same as AT&T). Be forewarned, however: The Verizon overage fee is twice as much as AT&T ($20/GB vs. $10/GB).
Hopefully the competition between these mobile giants will continue to be fierce while the rest of reap the benefits. It should be noted that according to Digital Trends, “Verizon ‘will offer an unlimited data plan for the iPhone 4: unlimited data plans won’t be offered indefinitely. McAdam has now said Verizon will eventually drop unlimited plans and move to adopt a tiered data structure in the “not too distant future.”‘