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AT&T Confirms iPhone Personal Hotspot with iOS 4.3, Also Offering Postpaid Subscription Plans for iPads

PERSONAL HOTSPOT

Well, we knew that when Verizon got the Hotspot feature on their iPhone 4s, AT&T’s iPhone wasn’t too far behind. With iOS 4.3 available on March 11, AT&T will also offer Apple’s Personal Hotspot feature after updating your iPhone’s OS.

AT&T will start supporting the Personal Hotspot feature in sync with the launch of iOS 4.3. Hotspot functionality will require a $25/month DataPro plan with 2 GB of data plus the $20/month add-on tethering plan that AT&T recently changed by adding an additional 2 GB of data capacity. So, you will be paying $45 a month for a 4GB of data.

At first people actually thought that AT&T may not offer this option, as it was one of the first features noticed on the Verizon iPhone, but we all knew AT&T would have to do this to stay competitive with iPhone sales.

POSTPAID SUBSCRIPTION PLANS FOR IPAD

Today, AT&T announced the launch of a new postpaid subscription data plan for tablet devices such as the iPad.

Like the prepaid plans mentioned before, this new data plan doesn’t require a contract and offers the same options of $14.99 a month for 250MB and $25 a month for 2GB. AT&T also announced that for a limited time, they are offering the first month free for customers signing up for 2GB subscription plans. Not a bad deal if you want to use your 3G iPad without feeling tied down to a contract.

AT&T today introduced convenient new postpaid billing options for tablets. Beginning today, customers can choose between AT&T’s existing prepaid billing options or the new postpaid plans. The new plans can be added to customers’ existing monthly wireless statements, offering the simplicity of a single monthly bill. For a limited time, customers who activate a new postpaid $25/2 GB plan will receive the first month free.

The new postpaid billing option will be available across AT&T retail locations, as well as att.com, Best Buy, Fry’s, select Nexcom locations, and Walmart stores nationwide.

These new plans cover 30-day periods and if you go over your alotted amount, AT&T will charge you an extra $10 per GB used. This isn’t a bad deal if you want to use your 3G iPad without feeling tied down to a contract.

[via MacRumors (1) (2)]

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