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Potential PS Vita AT&T 3G data price plans surprising

If you are planning to pick up the 3G version of the upcoming PS Vita in February, then you’ll be very interested to hear that we may have a solid indication on how much AT&T’s 3G data price plans are going to cost for the new handheld console.

The highly anticipated handheld is launching in Europe and the US on February 22nd, with Vodafone and AT&T signed up as the preferred partners of Sony for Europe and US respectively, for the 3G version of the device.

One aspect that hasn’t been disclosed for both carriers though, is the official data price plans that will be associated with both carriers. However, new information this week has revealed that AT&T may not be making any big changes to their current 3G data plans, that they also offer for a range of smartphones and tablet devices.

An report published over at GameZone appears to confirm that AT&T will offer two data plans for the 3G Vita, plans which will give owners the choice of either a 250MB or 2GB package. If true, the 250MB data bundle will be priced at $14.99 per month, while 2GB will be available for $25 a month. Many 3G Vita owners will obviously opt for the biggest data plan available which is 2GB, and it will mean paying $300 a year to keep your Vita connected to the internet and Sony’s PlayStation Network when away from home.

The prices do not seem too unreasonable to us, and we’re sure many of you wouldn’t mind forking out an extra $25 per month for the 2GB. It does however add to the cost of an overall package which isn’t getting cheaper by the day – $299 for the 3G console and $20 minimum for a 4GB memory card which is mandatory. Then of course you have to consider buying games for the system which have already been given a maximum price of $50, for titles like Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

This hasn’t been made official by AT&T yet, so you should still take this information with a pinch of salt. If these are confirmed to be the 3G data prices for the Vita in the US, do you think $25 for 2GB is reasonable, or did you expect bigger allowance like 4GB?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Way too high.

I’d expect these type of prices for a $50 Vita locked in to a two year contract, not a device I purchased for full price.

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