AT&T has just announced some upcoming changes to their data plans for smartphones that will go into effect as of Sunday, Jan. 22.

The new smartphone plans include:
  • AT&T Data Plus 300MB: $20 for 300MB
  • AT&T Data Pro 3GB: $30 for 3GB
  • AT&T Data Pro 5GB: $50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot / tethering
BlackBerry customers needing additional data can pay $10 per additional gigabyte on the AT&T Data Pro 3GB and Data Pro 5GB plans; AT&T Data Plus users will receive an extra 300MB for $20.

Current customers won't be required to change to their already existing data plans. In other words, they're not forcing anyone onto the new plans as of yet. However; if you find any of the new plans better then what you have now, you can up customer care and make the switch as of Jan 22. The plans, when you look at them carefully -- actually offer you more value for your money when you look at what you would be paying if you had overage charges but chances are if you're constantly blowing your alloted amount, you've already moved onto a bigger plan.

Source: AT&T