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AT&T Offers Unlimited iPhone Data Back

by Tom Moccia | January 26, 2011January 26, 2011 11:42 am PDT

Well, it seems AT&T is attempting to preempt the mass exodus to Verizon, whom is rumored to be offering a $30 unlimited iPhone data plan.  This morning I was sitting at Panera Bread enjoying a bagel and cup of coffee, then received an odd phone call from AT&T.

You see, when AT&T eliminated their own $30 unlimited data plan I dropped my data plan to the 2GB for $25 offering. Imagine my surprise when I answered the phone and an AT&T representative explained that since I was previously on an unlimited data plan with my iPhone that, “as a valued customer they would like to extend me the opportunity to switch back to the unlimited plan.” I was a bit baffled, but asked if it would be at the old $30 per month rate, which the representative confirmed.

After all was said and done, I looked at my account online and it was, in fact, changed to the unlimited data plan. Being the curious one that I am, after the call I called back with my friends information, who also happens to be on the 2GB plan and inquired about switching back to the unlimited plan. This time a different representative had no clue what I was talking about and explained that the unlimited plan was no longer available.

So, this seems to be something unofficial, maybe a “feel out the waters” kind of thing before full fledged implementation.

I am curious to know if anyone else received this call today. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that my bill cycle concluded yesterday, Jan. 25 or not, but for now I am back on the unlimited data plan. Whether I will keep it or not is another question as I agreed to the switch strictly for journalistic purposes.

Let me know in the comments below if you have experienced similar communication from AT&T.

Tom Moccia

Tom Moccia is a native of Stamford, Connecticut and moved his family west in 2000 and now calls Stockton, California home with his wife and two...