The service will come in two flavours, with $15 bagging you 250MB of data and $25 netting you 2GB. Unsurprisingly, the prices are near identical to those offered for the iPad in the US.

Players will be able to purchase data on a month-to-month basis, making the 3G device infinitely more appealing to us. Who wants to get locked into another expensive monthly contract?

"The data plans for the PlayStation Vita will give gaming enthusiasts a convenient and seamless path to connect to a nationwide mobile broadband network while gaming on the go," said AT&T's Glenn Lurie. "We are looking forward to providing PlayStation Vita users the ability to experience a new era of portable gaming through wireless integration. This introduces an entirely new gaming experience, with access to popular social networking sites, right on the device."

The PR extends that any new PlayStation Vita owners that activate their system with one of AT&T's plans will be eligible to claim one free download from a list of "selected" games on the PlayStation Store, although it's unknown which titles will be up for grabs.

Vodafone's yet to announce data plan prices for Europe, but we're expecting a similar contract-free model overseas.

[via kotaku.com]