Vita 3G plans from AT&T detailed, starting at $15 a month

AT&T has revealed how much it will cost to get wireless service for a US 3G Vita. It will be entirely unsurprising to anyone that's owned an iPad or any other 3G-connected tablet.

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AT&T has revealed how much it will cost to get wireless service for a US 3G Vita. It will be entirely unsurprising to anyone that's owned an iPad or any other 3G-connected tablet. No-contract plans start at $14.99 per month, which offers 250MB of data. For $25 a month, you'll be able to get 2GB of data.

The company didn't detail how much overages would cost, but it's likely to remain the same as the iPad plan. AT&T charges $14.99 per 250MB of overages on the lower-priced plan, and $10 for each additional GB on the higher-priced plan.

AT&T subscribers will also be able to get free wi-fi on the Vita at an AT&T wi-fi hotspot. The 3G version will also include one free game download, once an AT&T data plan is activated.

If this doesn't sound like enough data to suit your needs, you may want to consider getting a mobile hotspot and a wi-fi only Vita instead. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile offer 5GB for $50 a month, while Sprint offers plans starting from $34.99 a month.

The PlayStation Vita will be available on February 22. You'll be able to get the 3G version a week early by getting the "First Edition" bundle for $350.

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    January 9, 2012 11:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Vita 3G plans from AT&T detailed, starting at $15 a month.

    AT&T has revealed how much it will cost to get wireless service for a US 3G Vita. It will be entirely unsurprising to anyone that's owned an iPad or any other 3G-connected tablet.

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      January 9, 2012 11:44 AM

      250MB per month? Is that a lot? I remember when I had a 105MB HDD for my Amiga 3000.

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        January 9, 2012 12:06 PM

        I'd stick to wi-fi for downloading games with a plan like that.

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        January 9, 2012 12:09 PM

        250 is 50 more mb than they give now for $15

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      January 9, 2012 12:06 PM

      I'm wondering how much data I would use over 3G when it comes to the Vita. If I'm downloading a game it's probably pretty big and I would do it on Wifi anyway. What is the benefit of having 3G on the Vita anyway?

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        January 9, 2012 12:20 PM

        I'm going to say non, provided you have a mobile phone capable of acting as a WiFi hotspot ...

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          January 9, 2012 12:24 PM

          That's the route I plan on taking with my Vita. Buy wi-fi only, and pay $30/month for the wi-fi hotspot feature on my phone. I'll get more data/faster speeds that way.

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          January 9, 2012 12:40 PM

          Why spend $20 more per month on your phone bill to enable using it as a wifi hotspot (ATT) if the 250MB is all you would need for the Vita and only spend $15 a month

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      January 9, 2012 12:24 PM

      I average around 750 MB on my iPad each month and I pay $20/month.

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