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AT&T offers up short-term data passes

updated 03:10 pm EST, Mon November 23, 2009

ATT Data Connect Passes go live

AT&T today countered efforts by Sprint, Verizon and Virgin Mobile in mobile data by adding the Data Connect Pass as an alternative to its subscriptions. The packages give occasional travelers the option of using 3G through a USB stick or similar device without having to commit beyond what they need. It also avoids unnecessary overage fees and lets users top up for the amount of necessary time if they run out of bandwidth before the usage period expires.

The plans start at $15 for a single-day pass with 75MB of transfers and move up to a 250MB weekly pass at $30 and a month-long 500MB pass for $50. Passes don't require a locked device and only need a supporting AT&T SIM card.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. scottshu@scottshu.com

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2008

    +1

    Finally! A sane solution

    I call this this "Home for the Holidays" plan. My parents don't have high-speed internet and this is perfect. Hopefully, this will be available on the iPhone SOON!

  1. Fast iBook

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2003

    +1

    Um...

    iPhone sans data is really like a car without a motive source. Not even an "iPod touch", because a lot of apps rely on the cell data connection to work, and the GPS/location services are 100% reliant on the cell data network when wifi isn't around.

    In any case, they 1-upped the others by not having an overage charge.

    - A

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