How To Look Up AT&T Data Usage For iPhone
This morning AT&T Wireless announced new pricing options for the data plans used on smart phones, such as the popular iPhone. Engadget has a really good summary of the changes and there are tons of stories on this announcement on Techmeme.
In summary, you can:
- Keep your unlimited data plan for $30 per month
- Go with a 2GB plan for $25 per month
- Go with a 200MB plan for $15 per month
- Add tethering for an additional $20 per month but you need the $25/2GB plan for that
How do you determine which plan to select? For that, you need to look up your past data usage on AT&T. Here are steps on how to see this data:
Step One: Login to AT&T Wireless's web site
Step Two: Click on the "Usage & Recent Activity" link at the top, here is a screen capture:
Step Three: Click on the "View Past Data Usage" in the middle of the page, here is a screen capture:
Step Four: You should be taken to a usage graph with filters, the usage graph URL is att.com/view/analytics.do?reportType=dataUsageTrend and the chart looks something like this:
Now, if you are under 2GB per month, you'd want to save the $5 per month with the $25 plan. If you are under 200MB you would want to save even more with the $15 plan. But if you plan on adding tethering, you'd have to make estimates on how that would change your usage.
The data conversion for this chart is 1 Megabyte (MB) = 1024 Kilobytes (KB); 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1024 MB.
Happy mobile surfing and mobile app usage!