Within hours after Verizon slashed the rates on their mobile phone subscription plans, AT&T too has announced a new pricing plan for their network subscribers. Though major discounts have been offered only to the feature phone subscribers, iPhone customers too can expect a marginal reduction in their monthly expenditure.
According to this new plan, AT&T's smartphone subscribers, which obviously includes iPhone users, can avail unlimited voice and data plans for $99.99. Unlimited texting plan comes at an additional $20 which means that an overall unlimited plan for iPhone users is $119.99 – $10 less than $129.99 that you had been paying so far.
Prices of the Family talk plan has also been slashed. Under the new rates, an unlimited voice and data plan for two smartphones amount to $179.99 and if you are going for unlimited texting as well, the total cost comes to $209.99.
Users looking to change to the new plans can do so from the AT&T wireless website starting monday, January 18. Thankfully, there is no fine print here. AT&T has made it clear that no penalty or contract extension shall be brought upon subscribers moving to the new plan.
In a statement released yesterday, Ralph de la Vega, the CEO at AT&T Mobility said
"Our new plans reflect customers’ continuing desire to do more with their phones – including talking and browsing the Web at the same time. Plus these new plans make it even more attractive to choose AT&T which already offers customers the best 3G experience and the industry’s most popular and innovative devices.”
How do you like the new plan? Are you happy with the discount or do you still think it is overpriced? Tell us us in the comments.