iPhone users looking to sign up for an unlimited cellular data plan have two more options this week. AT&T Mobility plans to start two additional new plans on Thursday, dubbed Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice. The announcement comes just days after AT&T first joined the other major US carriers in offering unlimited data to smartphone customers.
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After years of moving away from unlimited data plans, the wireless industry has done an about-face. iPhone owners now have several unlimited options from major carriers including AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. Data plans with no hard limit have proliferated over the past year, as carriers fight tooth and nail for data-hungry smartphone subscribers. Here are some highlights of the latest and greatest unlimited data plans for iPhone.
It's an awful feeling when you get a message from your wireless carrier indicating you've gone over your data plan. Overage charges these days are outrageous and the process of calling customer support to see if they will give you a break is rarely worth the effort.
The iPhone has some impressive features that run in the background which can do things like sync information between devices, automatically update applications and so on. However, if you aren't careful those background activities can really take a bite out of your cellular data. Here are a few things you can do to ensure you never get one of those messages again.
Believe it or not, there are still AT&T Mobility subscribers enjoying unlimited data plans on their iPhones. These grandfathered plans were officially discontinued in 2010. While the cost has been $30 per month for seven years, AT&T has announced plans for a rate increase to take effect in February.
Paying two hundred bucks for a new iPhone on a two-year contract is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Verizon has jumped on the bandwagon with carriers like T-Mobile, offering new data plans and eliminating subsidies for new customers. The change effectively separates the cost of hardware from data pricing and line connection charges.