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Low Cost Data Plans for AT&T GSM SmartphonesGuide Started By b.n. on March 2013 Last Updated on July 2014 | 9 Contributions | Comments
Costing hundreds less per year than traditional data plans, cataloged here are smartphone plans mostly under $30 per month.
Calculating your data use
Tools such as "My Data Manager" are essential for keeping your data usage low enough for these plans. A good data manager can show you data usage by application, and it can alert you if usage soars. Many applications can be set to use data on WiFi only, which helps a lot. If your data usage is too high (over about 30MB per month) a traditional post-paid plan may be better for you.
Video and some news magazines are large data users. Email uses very little data, and is generally suitable on any of these plans.
Unless otherwise noted, prices quoted are for zip code 94702 (San Francisco Bay Area), but should be similar in most markets