PlayStation Vita: Sony Officially Reveals 3G Data Plans
Find out how much you'll need to pay AT&T for the privilege of being connected 24/7.
We're still on the proverbial fence about purchasing a PlayStation Vita 3G. On one hand, there are Wi-Fi networks almost everywhere. On the other, the ability to access PlayStation Network wherever, whenever seems mighty convenient.
Well, such convenience comes at a price. Activating 3G means forking over a monthly fee to AT&T. It's just a matter of determining how much data you'll need.
Sony recently unveiled two such plans. You can score 250MB of data for $14.99, and 2GB for $25. Similar to iPad 3G, there's no annual contract. What's more, both plans include complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot access in the U.S.
Personally, 250MB seems much too small, and we don't want to speculate how much it would cost once players exceed that amount. That said, it's probably a smarter idea to go for 2GB, "smarter" being a relative word.
In addition, Sony will provide Session Based Payments that are as follows:
$24.99 for an extra 20MB in over 100 select countries
$59.99 for an extra 50MB in over 100 select countries
$119.99 for an extra 100MB in over 100 select countries
$199.99 for an extra 200MB in over 100 select countries
We plan to stick with free Wi-Fi.