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PS Vita 3G data plan costs revealed, were there the whole time

Last week we reported that AT&T doesn't seem to have a clue about the 3G data plans for the Vita. Contacting AT&T either by phone or by chat revealed that they didn't know what the costs associated with a 3G plan for the Vita were, let alone what the Vita itself is.

Thankfully going into an actual AT&T retailer store got way better results. Apparently the Vita won't have any special prices associated with it, and it will instead use the same data plans that they've already been using for other 3G devices, such as the iPad's.


There are two plans at the moment:

250MB of data - $14.99/month
2GB of data - $25/month
 

I've been informed that doing things like streaming YouTube or music will eat away fairly quick even at a 2GB data plan (though YouTube doesn't currently work with the Vita anyways) but that playing games online shouldn't be that taxing since the game is already predownloaded or running from a cartridge, though it was still recommended to get the 2GB plan if the Vita would be use extensively.

That means you're looking at $300 per year if you decide to go with the 2GB plan for the Vita. A positive point about this is that it doesn't require a contract and is paid on a month to month basis.

What do you think about that? Is it worth it to dish out $25 a month to be able to play multiplayer whenever you choose, or use GPS that most phones are already equipped with?

Charmander
Mike Splechta GameZone's Editor-in-Chief, retro game enthusiast, savior of kittens. Follow me @Michael_GZ
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