AT&T is rolling out a new set of data plans that include a variety of changes to the amount of data you’ll get alongside a new overage system that prevents you from accidentally accruing charges for going over your limit.
The new plans are called Mobile Share Advantage. The big change is the new overage system. Instead of automatically charging you when you go over your data limit for the month, AT&T will now throttle your data access to a sluggish 128kbps.
If you can’t deal with the slow speed, you can still buy more data for the month. The data allotments for each price point are also a little different than what was previously offered, though it’s not always a bad thing.
For example, $30 will now only net you 1GB of data instead of 2GB. That said, it used to cost $100 for 15GB, but now it’s $90 for 16GB, so some of the higher tiers are seeing a cheaper rate. Here are the new price points for the plans, which also include unlimited domestic talk/text:
- 1GB: $30
- 3GB: $40
- 6GB: $60
- 10GB: $80
- 16GB: $90
- 25GB: $110
- 30GB: $135
Those prices aren’t your total bill though. If you don’t have an annual contract you’ll still have to pay an access charge ranging from $10-$40 depending on how you purchased your phone. The new plans will be available August 21.