AT&T Leak: LTE Data Plans

Here’s some more out of that AT&T leak that we’ve been picking through. The latest find (brought to my attention, again, by @deferom on Twitter) holds interesting tidbits about the coming plans – prepaid and postpaid – that AT&T will have to debut alongside its LTE network.

That information seems to pricing information. The document in question (titled “PSD_LTE_Tier_v2.3_11.09.docx”) is from November of 2009. However, it is very likely that the data is completely relevant. After all, building out a network to cover the entire country has to take years of planning. So, with that in mind, here’s the data:

There will be three plans. They will cost $30, $60, and $80. The data caps go from 5, 10, and 20 GB, respectively, though it seems to be significantly more complicated beyond that. For example, there are postpaid “speed boosts,” which do just what the name suggests: give your plan additional speed, instead of data.  We even have information on prepaid plans.

Without going in to the specifics that you’ll find after the break, the major news here is that AT&T will be able to throttle and charge when you go over your plans. There will also be prepaid plans for LTE laptops, notebooks, and possibly tablets. AT&T will offer speed boosts for an additional cost, but that will get you faster download and upload speeds. Those speed boosts will expire after a certain amount of time (the more expensive the boost plan, the longer it is effective).

The rest of the information (and trust us, there’s a lot of it) can be found after the break!

Here are screenshots to the plans ($30, $60, $80).

  1. $30 Plan
    1. Plan name: 3G/4G Mobility Entry
    2. Term: MRC/30 day.
    3. Cost: $30.00
    4. Data: 5Gig
    5. Overage allowance: 5 cents per meg for total of 2Gig of overage
    6. Suspension: At 2Gig usage, further reduction in speed, but no suspension for WWAN
    7. Resolution: Usage Notification with presented options including to call care.
      i.     Usage Notifications sent: 

      1. First at 4.5Gigs of usage
      2. Second at 5Gigs of usage
      3. Third at 1Gig of overage
      4. Fourth at 1.5Gig of overage
      5. Fifth at 2.0 Gig of overage/suspension
    8. Wi-Fi access: Included, never suspended as long as valid/paid account
    9. Speed Tier LTE Downlink: 7.0Mbps
    10. Speed Tier LTE Uplink: 3.0Mbps
    11. Speed Tier 3G Downlink: 4.0Mbps
    12. Speed Tier 3G Uplink: 2.0Mbps
    13. Restricted Speed Tier actions/policies:
      i.     At reaching overage: 

      1. LTE downlink: 3.0Mbps
      2. LTE uplink: 1.0Mbps
      3. 3G downlink: 3.0Mbps
      4. 3G uplink: 1.0Mbps

      ii.     At reaching 1Gig of overage:

      1. LTE downlink: 500kbps
      2. LTE uplink: 500kbps
      3. 3G downlink: 500kbps
      4. 3G uplink: 500kbps

      iii.     At reaching 2Gig/limit of overage:

      1. Account suspended.

 

  1. $60 Plan
    1. Plan name: 3G/4G Mobility Standard
    2. Term: MRC/30 day.
    3. Cost: $60.00
    4. Data: 10Gig
    5. Overage allowance: 5 cents per meg for total of 4Gig of overage
    6. Suspension: At 4Gig usage, further reduction in speed, but no suspension for WWAN
    7. Resolution: Usage Notification with presented options including to call care.
      i.     Usage Notifications sent: 

      1. First at 9Gigs of usage
      2. Second at 10Gigs of usage
      3. Third at 2Gigs of overage
      4. Fourth at 3.5Gigs of overage
      5. Fifth at 4Gigs of overage
    8. Wi-Fi access: Included, never suspended as long as valid/paid account
    9. Speed Tier LTE Downlink: 9.0Mbps
    10. Speed Tier LTE Uplink: 5.0Mbps
    11. Speed Tier 3G Downlink: 6.0Mbps
    12. Speed Tier 3G Uplink: 2.0Mbps
    13. Restricted Speed Tier actions/policies:
      i.     At reaching overage: 

      1. No restriction on speed

      ii.     At reaching 500meg of overage

      1. LTE downlink: 3.0Mbps
      2. LTE Uplink: 1.0Mbps
      3. 3G downlink: 1.5Mbps
      4. 3G uplink: 1.0Mbps.

      iii.     At reaching suspension level, data speeds are very slow:

      1. LTE downlink: 500kbps
      2. LTE uplink: 500kbps
      3. 3G downlink: 500kbps
      4. 3G uplink: 500kbps

 

  1. $80 Plan
    1. Plan name: 3G/4G Mobility Advance
    2. Term: MRC/30 day.
    3. Cost: $80.00
    4. Data: 20Gig
    5. Overage allowance: 5 cents per meg for total of 10Gig of overage
    6. Suspension: At 10Gig usage, further reduction in speed, but no suspension for WWAN
    7. Resolution: Usage Notification with presented options including to call care.
      i.     Usage Notifications sent: 

      1. First at 18Gigs of usage
      2. Second at 20Gigs of usage
      3. Third at 5Gigs of overage
      4. Fourth at 9Gigs of overage
      5. Fifth at 10Gigs of overage.
    8. Wi-Fi access: Included, never suspended as long as valid/paid account
    9. Speed Tier LTE Downlink: 12.0Mbps
    10. Speed Tier LTE Uplink: 7.5Mbps
    11. Speed Tier 3G Downlink: 6.0Mbps
    12. Speed Tier 3G Uplink: 2.0Mbps
    13. Restricted Speed Tier actions/policies:
      i.     At reaching overage: 

      1. No restriction on speed

      ii.     At reaching 5Gig’s of overage

      1. LTE downlink: 7.0Mbps
      2. LTE Uplink: 3.0Mbps
      3. 3G downlink: 1.5Mbps
      4. 3G uplink: 1.0Mbps.

      iii.     At reaching suspension, data speeds are very slow:

      1. LTE downlink: 500kbps
      2. LTE uplink: 500kbps
      3. 3G downlink: 500kbps
      4. 3G uplink: 500kbps

Yes, that’s a lot of data. What does it mean? I think the most interesting piece is that AT&T will actively throttle your data based on how much you are using. AT&T will also “suspend” your data activity after you reach a certain overage. However, in this case “suspend” merely means that your speeds will be maxed out at 500kbps.

Beyond that, the prices are also in line with the tiered data plans that Verizon just released.

Deferom also dug up information detailing the prepaid plans, and the postpaid speed boosts. Here’s the information on the prepaid plans:

  • $14.99 for 200MB at 12Mbps down, 7Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 48 hours (2 days).
  • $12.99 for 175MB at 10Mbps down, 5Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 48 hours (2 days).
  • $9.99 for 200MB at 8Mbps down, 4Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 168 hours (7 days).
  • $19.99 for 1GB at 12Mbps down, 7Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2 Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 168 hours (7 days).

Postpaid speed boost plans:

  • $4.99 for 8Mbps down, 4Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 48 hours (2 days).
  • $9.99 for 12Mbps down, 7Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 48 hours (2 days).
  • $6.99 for 10Mbps down, 6Mbps up while on LTE. You’ll get 7.2Mbps down, 2Mbps up while on 3G. Expires after 168 hours (7 days)

We realize that this is a lot of data. Because of that, we’ve uploaded the document (roughly 20 pages) to Google Docs. You can click here and see the entire document, including the data plans and payment information, along with multiple other pages that include less relevant (but still interesting) information.

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