AT&T Quietly Reinstating iPhone Unlimited Data Plans

AT&T Mobility made big news in June last year when it abolished its unlimited data plans once and for all. Or did they? Current iPhone customers who have not signed a new contract still have unlimited data, and now the AP reports there's hope for the rest. iPhone subscribers who have switched from an unlimited data plan to a tiered one can contact AT&T and have their old data plan reinstated.

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The move is not being actively publicized by AT&T, nor will the company confirm the activity. iPhone users report that a quick phone call was all it took to get unlimited data back if they had it before. To reinstate your unlimited data plan call 1-800-331-0500 or dial 611 directly from your iPhone.

Current tiered data plans offered to new subscribers and upgraders alike total $15 per month for 200 MB or $25 per month for 2 GB. Anything over the limit costs $10 per gigabyte. AT&T is presumably worried about iPhone users leaving the company for Verizon Wireless, which is requiring smartphone owners to carry a $30 per month unlimited data plan.

The unlimited data plan on AT&T costs the same, $30 per month. Of course, most users don't exceed the 2 GB limit, and wouldn't need to spend the extra $5 per month for unlimited data. But heavy streaming of media such as Pandora radio stations and Netflix video can take a toll on bandwidth. Many long-term iPhone users will be pleased to have the option of returning to the unlimited data plans they once had before June 2010.


Take it from me, this is wrong. ATT customers CAN NOT get unlmited data back on. They can however keep it if they have it already. It simply can't be readded once removed.