With its new data plans, AT&T shakes things up for the Sony PlayStation Vita's data plans as well
Hardcore gamers are probably gearing up to check out the upcoming Sony PlayStation Vita, though, if you prefer a better connected option, you’ll more than likely think about picking up the 3G-enabled version of the mobile game console. Relying on AT&T’s network, we were already introduced to two specific data plan options, which were announced during Sony’s CES press conference. Previously, it was mentioned that AT&T would offer customers either the $15/month option for 250MB or a $25/month plan for an even spacious 2GB of data.
Well, it seems that big blue is changing things up slightly and taking back that $25/per month option. Instead, it’s being replaced by a $30 per month offering, which will provide customers with 3GB of data. Needless to say, it’s more data for a mere $5 extra, but it doesn’t quite offer the same kind of value found with the $25/month option for 2GB of data. We can cry all about it, but it seems as though AT&T won’t be going back on its word this time around.
Luckily, the cheaper $15/month option will still be available for those who are conscious about how they spend data. For those intent on gaming with the upcoming portable console, the PlayStation Vita is expected to hit AT&T starting on February 22nd for $299.
1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 373; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Sony should stay aaay from att they next on the chopping block.....
3. akhi216 (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2011)
Higher data allowance = win. You can go wrong with an extra GB for 5 dollars. I don't know why AT&T didn't launch these plans sooner.
4. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I don't see the point in having a mobile contract to use a gaming device. With so many hotspots around and many are for free WiFi is still the way to go. I live in NYC and am also an Optimum online customer and I have the free wifi hotspot ability as well. Why pay an extra fee when you can use your already paid for internet connection at any Optimum WiFi hotspots throughout the entire city. Many restaurants have free wifi with purchase of services(food etc.) Honestly it just makes little sense to me to waste money is such a way. I like being frugal but why would you need a constant internet connection for your mobile gaming device?
6. ardent1 (Posts: 1863; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
> Honestly it just makes little sense to me to waste money is such a way
Wifi connections aren't as secure as a dedicated 3G connection -- but you knew that.
8. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Dude u are lucky i have heard that in NYC alot of places have free wifi because my sister also told me that they have free wifi in some parks in new york because she lives lives there. Over here in los angeles not alot of places have free wifi no park has free wifi over here. The only places i seen that have free wifi over here are mcdonalds and starbucks a few food courts in some malls and its not even worth it because since its free alot of people are on it and its PAINFULLY SLOW its not even worth using it ur better off using ur 3G/4G connection since there faster ... so yea it sucks
9. TwiceBakedPotato (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)
If I recall, adding a data plan to the Vita will not require a contract. It's a pay as you go, cancel at anytime sort of thing.
5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1429; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Good luck downloading a 4GB Vita game via PSN Plus buying expensive memory cards with one account per device.
7. quesoesgrande (Posts: 192; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
I have a sensation with mobile hotspot capabilities so why would i want to pay for another data plan especially for a handheld gaming device!
I survive just fine with a wifi inly asus transformer so i think ill pass