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AT&T's 'Mobile Share' Service Plans Launching August 23

Last month, AT&T announced that it would join Verizon in offering shared data plans including unlimited talk and text on phone while allowing users to share their monthly data allotments across multiple devices. The plans are structured with two basic components: a monthly cost for a data allotment and a per-device charge that varies from $10 to $45 depending on the type of device and the data plan selected.

AT&T has just announced that the new plans will be launching on August 23, and while current users will not have to switch to the new plans, they may do so without adding on to their contract term. And unlike Verizon, AT&T will continue to offer its existing plans alongside the new Mobile Share plans, giving users several options to help fit their device and service needs.


AT&T's new Mobile Share plans do include tethering and mobile hotspot functionality on compatible devices, while also offering free access to over 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots around the country.


Full details on the new plans are available on AT&T's website.

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22 months ago
I refuse to switch over! It's just not financially beneficial for me. Good idea, poor execution.
Rating: 23 Positives
22 months ago
Complete rip-off.
Rating: 22 Positives
22 months ago
I wonder who at AT&T did the math on this one:

6GB with 5 smartphone lines: 90+35*5=$265
10GB with 5 smartphone lines: 120+30*5=$270
Rating: 17 Positives
22 months ago
Doesn't look like "sharing" to me. Looks like paying for my data already allotted to me twice. :rolleyes:
Rating: 14 Positives
22 months ago
I refuse to switch over, too!
Rating: 9 Positives
22 months ago

I wonder who at AT&T did the math on this one:

6GB with 5 smartphone lines: 90+35*5=$265
10GB with 5 smartphone lines: 120+30*5=$270


Haha
Reminds me of Burger King's 1-2-3 special. A hamburger is $1, but if you want it to have an extra patty, that's going to be $2. 3 patties is $3. So you pay triple to have triple meat. But 3 burgers > 3 patties on one burger....
Rating: 8 Positives
22 months ago
Straight Talk, here I come!
Rating: 7 Positives
22 months ago
Remember when the iPhone came out? $30 a month for unlimited data & 200 texts; no overlapping & confusing plans, no need for quadratic equations … then Google came along and sold us out.
Rating: 6 Positives
22 months ago
These new plans are ridiculous rip offs for people that don't use many minutes. :rolleyes:

I wish there was another option out there.
Rating: 6 Positives
22 months ago
Errr, am I adding this right?

My wife & I are on a shared minutes plan (550) @ $42.50 (plus $9.99 for her line). Add her data $15 plus my data $30, plus both our 200 messages plan $10, (plus her ~$5 overage per month on texts) and we get a total of $112.49 + taxes.

If we switched to the smallest workable share plan, we'd go to the 4GB shared plan @ $70 + $40 per phone (so, $80), for a total of $150 + taxes? So to switch, we'd pay $37.51+tax more?

Wow, killer deal. Pass.
Rating: 6 Positives

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