Why the AT&T data plans are good for cell phone users

Why the AT&T data plans are good for cell phone users
Why the AT&T data plans are good for cell phone users

This week AT&T made big news by cutting the prices of data plans for the iPhone, iPad and other smartphones and dropping the "unlimited" option. The change, will not affect current subscribers of the "unlimited" plan, only new subscribers or individuals who change their plan. The new AT&T data plans will offer 200MB for $15 or 2GB for $25 a month, current subscribers can keep their old plan.

The move comes ahead of the launch of the next iPhone, which will allow multitasking, the ability to run a program like Pandora in the background while doing another task, which will likely lead to more data usage. The new plan will also allow iPhone users to tether their iPhone to a laptop for an additional $20 and share the same 2GB of bandwidth.