Ralph de la Vega: “More Data Tiers In The Future”

  • October 20, 2011 3:01 pm


We’ll be frank. Tiered/capped data plans are not customer friendly. Every carrier (in the U.S. at least) features data caps that are too low and priced far too high for what they give you. AT&T’s data tier options are abysmal — 200 MB or 2 GB. That’s it. Despite claims to the contrary, a fair amount of people could and would use more than 2 GB of data per month (because 2 GB isn’t that much data at all). But there is hope.

During a recent conference call in which AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph de la Vega commented on the unprecedented demand for the now 2+ year old iPhone 3GS, he let slip something much more interesting — more tiered data options. While de la Vega didn’t elaborate further as to when we would see additional data plan tiers, how much they’d cost or how much extra data they’d allow, the fact that it’s at least in the pipeline is reassuring. We don’t know about you but we’re damn tired of restricting our usage on our phone to stay within 2 GB/month.


Via: Electronista

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