On top of killing prepaid unlimited data access for regular customers, AT&T has also decided to eliminate unlimited data access for GoPhone Pick Your Plan users as seen in the screenshot below.
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The following text message also sent to customers confirms the elimination of both GoPhone Pay As You Go Unlimited Data and Pick Your Plan Unlimited Data:Â “AT&T Free Msg: Unlimited MEdiaNet packages will no longer be available as of 11/12. 1MB and 5MB MEdiaNet packages still available. Call 611 for details.”
When current and new customers call the IVR via 611, the current packages will still be available for purchase, but this confirms the long rumored elimination of both unlimited data packages, and was not in fact limited to Pay As You Go prepaid data access, as was first noted by AT&T.
With this change, AT&T has severely hampered, if not completely eliminated their once advantageous position in the eyes of savvy and cost-conscious users, all the while going so far as claiming abuse by tethering as the sole cause for the elimination of the options.
This claim does not take into account the lack of foresight demonstrated and infrastructure expenditure required for such an offering, as well as the increasing rate of litigation due to poor quality of data services.