AT&T Considers Having App Makers Pay for User Data

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T is considering billing app makers for the data users consume while using their apps.

According to TechCrunch, a recent study showed that average smartphone users eat up about 3.2 and 3.9GB a month. Whether or not you’ve already paid for that data by having an unlimited plan, doesn’t seem to matter much to AT&T. They are considering having app makers pay for the additional data used when a person plays with their app.

TechCrunch criticizes this move by calling it two revenue streams for the cellular giant while both app makers and AT&T subscribers are paying for the same thing. We don’t know how well a plan like this could go over as we don’t imagine app makers would want to pay for subscribers’ use of data, with or without their app.



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