New AT&T plans dispense with overage charges, cripple data transfer speeds instead

Rafagon

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"No charge for overage. After all your high-speed data allotments are used, all data usage is slowed to a max of 128 Kbps (2G speed) for the rest of the bill cycle.”

Read the full announcement here.

Now let’s address the elephant in the room: Is that fast enough for an uncompromised Pokémon GO experience? :D
 

EverythingApple

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I was paying $100/month for 15GB and upon calling AT&T for some other issue they gave me another 5GB of data for no charge. I now get 20GB of data for $100/month with roll over. I hardly use 5GB/month, so most months I'll have 35GB.
 

silvermoon

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I was paying $100/month for 15GB and upon calling AT&T for some other issue they gave me another 5GB of data for no charge. I now get 20GB of data for $100/month with roll over. I hardly use 5GB/month, so most months I'll have 35GB.
Yeah, I pay $50/month and usually have 2GB left over from the last month so I get anywhere 4-5GB on a $50 plan. I don't think it will be an issue.
 

bballrob

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On my current plan, I have 4 wireless lines sharing 20GB per month. We pay $100 for the data, and then $15 per phone line. Also have an ATT Home Phone on the bill, as well as one Next Plan payment.

If I do nothing, will I just maintain what I've got?

In reading the page linked above, it looks like for $110 I'd get $25 gigs, but that my per device fee would rise from $15 per line to $20 per line. Am I reading that correctly?