AT&T plans to charge consumers up to $14.99 for each 250 MB of Google Glass usage, this will be on top of your normal cell phone and normal data plan, as well as on top of an additional $15.00 to $50.00 a month to enable the data usage for Google Glass. AT&T’s tethered plans are located here.
To put it in a more easy to understand format, AT&T wants 15 bucks for every few dozen photos you take, and another 15 bucks for every few minutes of Skype, Netfix or Hulu that you use.
That 1/2 hour TV show on Netflix could easily cost you a considerable amount of money if you watch it on Google Glass.
Exactly what we were told:
“If it’s using our network then it’s reasonable to expect to be charged as if was any other device such as a tablet or laptop tethered to a phone. We don’t expect consumers to take offense at this. If someone plugged into our network now with Google Glass, they should be expected to use the DataConnect 250MB Gaming plan.”
Google glass, especially if streaming video is going to be pricey… really pricey. Pricey to the point of actually hurting adoption rates.
We have no word yet from Verizon or any of the other providers.
EDIT: When the comparison of a blue tooth headset vs Google Glass was raised, the response was :
“your blue tooth headset doesn’t stream video”
EDIT 2 : AT&T has responded to Adaptive Glass over this article.