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New AT&T plans kill data overage charges in favor of throttling

AT&T’s switching up its mobile plans, changing the pricing slightly but more importantly getting rid of data overage charges. Instead of paying $15 per GB once you exceed your data cap, you’ll simply be throttled down to 128kbps. (It sounds like you can still pay extra to get more high-speed data.)

As someone who just went over his data plan this past month—and only by a couple days!—that sure would have been a nice alternative. In general, I’m in favor of the throttling practice that most of the major carriers seem to now be adopting. And when all is said and done, AT&T’s newer plans should get me a gigabyte more data for the same price. So, if nothing else, looks like there’s still some competition left in the mobile carrier space.