“It may seem like those who pay for AT&T’s unlimited data plan don’t necessarily get their money’s worth of service, but by how much and how many of them? As it turns out the numbers are quite substantial,” Dong Ngo reports for CNET.
“According to a report published today by Consumer Reports, almost half of the carrier’s unlimited subscribers use just 300MB or less, effectively wasting $10 a month,” Ngo reports. “This is similar to my personal experience.”
Ngo reports, “Being one of those who got grandfathered in with the $30 unlimited data plan, I was quite happy since I don’t have to worry about ever going over the limit. However, I found out recently that I actually never used more than 200MB per month. This is mostly because when at home or at work, or even at airports, I use Wi-Fi, which is much faster to get online with. For this reason, I have now personally opted for a $20 plan giving 300MB per month. Note, however, that once you move on from the unlimited data plan, you lose the grandfathered status and can never get back on it. But what’s good about a status that doesn’t offer you much benefit while costing more?