AT&T adds contract-free Mobile Share Value Plans, offers new option for AT&T Next
With the Mobile Share Value Plans, you can bring your own device, pay full price for a phone, subscribe to AT&T Next or fulfill a contract and save $15 a month over the regular $40 monthly rate for a smartphone on a Mobile Share plan. In other words, if you use an unsubsidized phone, you will pay $25 a month plus the cost of your monthly data. And AT&T has added a new 8GB bucket for $90 a month. A tablet can be added for $10 a month while a featurephone will cost you an additional $20 monthly. And of course, the plans include unlimited talk and text.
AT&T is also adding another option to AT&T Next starting on Sunday. In addition to the current 12 month payment option, the carrier will offer an 18 month plan and the new smartphone will be paid off in 26 monthly installments. After 18 months, the customer can trade in his current device for a new model. This is designed for those who don't want to upgrade every 12 months or want to pay a lower monthly rate for a new phone. AT&T Next lets you buy a new phone for zero down and pay it off in monthly installments. Depending on the plan you choose, after making payments for 12 or 18 months, you can trade-in the current phone being used for a new handset.
1. Beaustir45 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
Finally people that already buy phones off contract all of the time will be rewarded with a plan built for such a person.
2. ballaonnabudget (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 May 2013)
This is such a rip off. What i assume will be the most popular data tiers offer no discount (1,2 and 4 GB). I wish T-mobile would get better phones so i could go back to them.
13. stealthd (Posts: 927; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
They list every data tier on the value plan website, so no they don't exclude the most popular tiers. How is being charged less a ripoff? I realize the plans still may not be "great" compared to what else is out there, but it seems like a silly place to cry ripoff.
4. bradley8795 (Posts: 26; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
Nexus 5, Note 3, Galaxy S4, LG G2, iPhone 5S, Sony Xperia, Nokia Lumias, uhhhhh please tell me what phone you wish T-Mobile had that would make you change. Because to me it looks like they have pretty much any phone that you could possibly want.
6. Gemmol (Posts: 492; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
1520 not on there, I been waiting for a 6 inch windows device for a long time with up to date specs, if tmobile had this phone I still could not switch only because Tmobile do not work in my house, 1 bar in my room that goes on and off and no bars in my basement, while ATT building penetration is better for the building I'm in....Verizon would be the only choice I can switch to where I live, its 2 bars in my room and 1 bar on and off in the basement.....Sprint just like Tmobile........if T-mobile improves then I can change, but I refuse to do what my friend do with his galaxy note from tmobile which is stay by the window for a connection, if I have to do that for a phone I do not want it
7. ballaonnabudget (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 May 2013)
A good windows phone 8 device. They lag behind when it comes to support. Took them years to get the iphone, will probably take them years to get good WP8 devices within 6 months of everyone else. Plus their in-building coverage is horrible. I'll go back if those things improve.
12. stealthd (Posts: 927; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
It's not the phones that are the problem with T-Mobile, it's the network coverage. They have to offer such great plans because their network is so poor for a lot of people. For some people it works just fine, but that number of people is much smaller than with AT&T/Verizon.
5. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)
$70 a month for unlimited with 2.5gb tethering on tmobile
8. shyguy3763 (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)
No high-end Nokia smart phones with T-mobile,THAT SUCKS! :(
9. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)
If you buy an off contract one they make one with all the T-Mobile bands.
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I will use these options next year, to grab ________