“AT&T’s newly revised service plans may sound like a good deal, but a closer read of the fine print reveals hidden price hikes on its most popular data plans,” Marguerite Reardon reports for CNET. “”

“AT&T announced a new pricing structure Thursday that the company claimed in its press release will “make it even easier for customers to share data and save money” on AT&T’s network,” Reardon reports. “But a closer look at the tweaked service plans shows that for most consumers, these new plans are unlikely to save them money. And in some cases, it may even cost them more cash than what they would have paid under the company’s old plans. Still, AT&T’s new pricing structure can offer savings for customers willing to hold onto their smartphones a bit longer and for those on either the low-end or the high-end of data usage.”

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