How to Choose the Right Smartphone Wireless Data Plan
Use this cheat sheet to find the best data plan for you.
Monthly plans*: $15 for 200 MB; $25 for 2 GB; $45 for 4 GB
Overage charges: $15 for an additional 200 MB with an existing 200 MB plan; $10 for an additional 1 GB with an existing 2 GB or 4 GB plan
RS verdict: Low prices and free unlimited access at 26,000 public AT&T hot spots, including those at airports, make it appealing for moderate or light users. But it may not be for heavy users, since AT&T doesn’t offer a large data plan.
*All prices and data amounts were current at press time.
Featured in December 2011