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AT&T to Sell Plan to Charge App Makers for Data Traffic

Feb 28 2012, 2:15pm CST | by , in News | Mobile Phones

AT&T to Sell Plan to Charge App Makers for Data Traffic
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Do you think developers would pay for your data traffic for using their apps?

For a long time companies have been able to have toll-free phone numbers where they pay for the costs of the phone call so customers will feel more comfortable calling without having to worry about charges. AT&T is now talking about a plan that could see it allowing app developers do the same thing for data charges racked up using their apps.

AT&T claims that there is interest from companies to use the feature to capture the interest of consumers. This seems like a very strange thing to me, data is much more expensive today than a phone call. I can certainly see developers of the popular app paying out huge sums of money for data traffic.

This plan comes a time when AT&T is trying to force people away from unlimited data plans to tiered plans were it can make more money. I could see this being popular for subscription applications for news content. However, I don't see any developer of apps that are in use frequently wanting to pay for the data traffic generated.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
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