Dallas – A day
, AT&T announced plans to offer a postpaid billing option to
join its current prepaid option for tablets equipped with an embedded AT&T
option, like the current prepaid option, is a month-to-month plan requiring no
one- or two-year contracts. Because no contract is mandated, the tablet’s
pricing to consumers won’t be subsidized. The postpaid charges will appear on
the user’s monthly wireless statement, and the prepaid option will continue to
be billed to the user’s credit card.
currently offers the Galaxy Tab at an
unsubsidized $599 and the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G in three memory capacities, also
unsubsidized. The new postpaid billing option will be available in all AT&T
retail stores, att.com, Best Buy, Fry’s,
select Nexcom locations and Walmart stores nationwide.
The options are
priced like this:
The postpaid plans are $14.99 for 250MB
or $25 for 2GB of data. Customers on the 2GB plan who exceed their monthly data
allotment will be charged $10 per 1GB of overage. For a limited time, customers
who activate a new postpaid $25 plan get the first month free.
The prepaid plans are also $14.99 for 250GB or
$25 for 2GB, but customers on the 2GB plan who exceed their allotment will be
given the option to purchase an additional 2GB for $25.