- Although AT&T called it unlimited, it wasn’t. There was a 5 gig cap.
- The overwhelming majority of iPhone users never got anywhere near that cap.
- One of the constant complaints was the $30 iPhone data plan fee required of all iPhone users by AT&T, even if you never used any data.
Now for $15 you can get 200 megs or for $25 you can get 2 gigs.
Yes, those prices still suck but they’re cheaper than they were. If you are one of those light data users you’re saving $15 a month now. That’s $360 over the life of a two year contract.
I will complain about the $20 charge for tethering though. That is truly an outrage. If I’m paying AT&T for 2 Gigs of data then it doesn’t matter how I use it, either directly on the phone or by using another device through the iPhone. AT&T is certainly free to charge whatever they want, just like customers are free to switch to cell carriers that don’t rip off their customers and provide good service.
Just as soon as one of those exists.