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AT&T Launches Two New Mobile Share Data Plan Options

AT&T today announced the launch of two new Mobile Share plan options, including a 300MB and a 2GB data plan, both of which include unlimited talk and text.

First introduced last summer, AT&T's Mobile Share service plans are designed to allow users to share monthly data allotments across multiple devices. The plans come with both a monthly data cost and a per-device charge that ranges from $10 to $45 based on the data plan selected and the type of device.

Previously, AT&T's Mobile Share plans started at 1GB of shared data and then jumped to 4GB, so the new options give customers who use less data additional pricing choices. The 300MB option is available for $20 per month with a $50 charge per smartphone bringing the total plan cost to $70 per month, while the 2GB option costs $50 with a $45 charge per smartphone, for a total cost per month of $95.

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As AT&T rolls out new Mobile Share plans, its early upgrade pricing has also been gaining some attention. A report from Gotta Be Mobile points out that a number of AT&T customers have begun receiving early device upgrade options, which appear to be part of the 24-month upgrade policy that AT&T introduced last month. AT&T has offered similar early upgrade discounts in the past.
Early upgrades. Once you’ve completed six months or more of your Service Commitment, you qualify for partial discount off the full retail price when you sign a new two-year wireless agreement.
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Several AT&T iPhone customers have logged in and found themselves eligible for a discount on an upgrade, and according to AT&T, users that have completed at least six months of their contracts should be eligible for a partial discount off of the full retail price of a new device.

It is, however, unclear how AT&T is doling out its early upgrades as it appears to be limited to an upgrade on a phone brand that is already in use (an iPhone user can only early upgrade to another iPhone, for example) and other users have reported not seeing an early upgrade discount at all.

AT&T's new Mobile Share plans will be available beginning on July 26.

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15 months ago
One of these days some company is going to make a cell plan that doesn't require Microsoft Excel to calculate the price. And individuals will rejoice.

Wait, I'm dreaming again....
Rating: 19 Votes
15 months ago

Yeah because people really want to share 300 Mb of data across multiple devices.


and that ****** is $50 per line, ridiculous! Good job AT&T, releasing more of nothing and screwing over your customers with bad deals
Rating: 13 Votes
15 months ago
Yeah because people really want to share 300 Mb of data across multiple devices.
Rating: 11 Votes
15 months ago
Yeah I'll split the 300MB between my 5 iPhones and iPad.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago
Still ridiculously overpriced. Nearly $100 a month for voice/text/2GB data. This is why I still have a "feature" phone. My pre-paid voice plan costs me about $6 per month. I have a Wi-Fi hotspot that costs $30 per month. Since I don't text (aside from iMessage), I'm effectively getting the same plan for 1/3 the cost. The only downside is that I have to carry around multiple devices (phone, iPod Touch, Wi-Fi hotspot). But since that saves me about $720 per year, I'm willing to deal with it. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago
Absolutely ludicrous pricing. I can't in my mind figure out how AT&T has over 100 million subscribers.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

Yeah because people really want to share 300 Mb of data across multiple devices.

There are people that want NO DATA -- they use WiFi.

However, AT&T requires that iPhones have a data plan.

So now customers can pay for 300 MB of data (that they won't use) instead of having to pay for GB of data (that they won't use), which is where the shared plans used to start at.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
:eek: i could never afford a phone in the us

and why does it cost more if you add another smartphone? its still the same data?
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
these prices are crazy! and 300mb of data what a joke.. thats like one hd pornhub video and i don't even watch the whole thing :D
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago

Absolutely ludicrous pricing. I can't in my mind figure out how AT&T has over 100 million subscribers.


Because their networks SMOKES all others. ALL DATA POINTS, including sales and retention, demonstrate that fact.

People love to hate them. Unfortunately most of people hate AT&T because they expect AT&T to invest 100's of Billions of $$ pushing out and upgrading their networks and then they expect AT&T to provide a virtually free network.

Ignorance is abundant in this thread :D Wonder how many jokers on this forum complain about the unbelievably overpriced MBPr Line? Wait until the new MAC PRO comes out. Think anyone will care how incredibly gouged they are when they buy one? But no, when AT&T prices to compete and delivers the best network, hands down, they just love to hate.

Get a job folks... If you want the best network, pay for it. If you want Sprint or Verizon, quit your complaining and MOVE. We know they are hurting and could use your business!
Rating: 2 Votes

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