NEW YORK (AP) -- The CEO of AT&T says cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to be introduced by someone in the industry in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls would be considered just another form of data.
Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference in New York on Friday that he'd "be surprised if, in the next 24 months, we don't see people in the market place with data-only plans." He calls it inevitable.
Analysts see such plans as a logical extension of trends in wireless technology. Smartphones with data service can already use it for Internet phone calls and texting through services such as Skype. However, phone companies still make most of their money from calling plans and texting, which use very little data.
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