With its new data plans, AT&T shakes things up for the Sony PlayStation Vita's data plans as well

With its new data plans, AT&T shakes things up for the Sony PlayStation Vita's data plans as well
Now that AT&T’s new data plans are in full effect, you’d think that announcements about other previously announced data plans would stay intact, but in fact, things are being shaken up.

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.

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7. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 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

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Good luck downloading a 4GB Vita game via PSN Plus buying expensive memory cards with one account per device.

4. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 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: Sep 26, 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.

3. akhi216

Posts: 61; Member since: May 01, 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.

2. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Can't wait for the Vita...

1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Sony should stay aaay from att they next on the chopping block.....

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