I’m not happy about this. Three of my five iPhones are under the grandfathered unlimited data plan, so my increase will actually be $15 per month rather than just $5. But the
lying marketing doesn’t stop there.
AT&T stopped offering unlimited data plans a couple of years after the initial iPhone launch, and that’s technically a price increase. It’s why I pay more for my two other iPhones. My perspective is of a single payment plan, not a single iPhone.
This is technology. Prices are expected to go down, not up. So bragging about their first (but not really their first) price increase in 7 years is bullshit. Network bandwidth and speeds benefit from a phenomenon similar to Moore’s Law for CPUs. Nielsen’s Law states that bandwidth doubles about every two years, with all else (like price) being equal.
I don’t know if there’s much I can do about this. I suspect AT&T is still my cheapest option. But I can blog my displeasure. Any thoughts? Should I switch my five iPhones?