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AT&T slices $15 off of its 2GB Mobile Share Value plan

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AT&T slices $15 off of its 2GB Mobile Share Value plan
AT&T has said that it and Verizon are not going after the same value driven customer that appeals to T-Mobile. Still, the nation's second largest carrier is responding to T-Mobile's recent hike in unlimited pricing, by cutting the price of its base rate for the Mobile Share Value plan. Not including the per-smartphone cost of the service, 2GB of data will now cost $40 monthly, down from $55.

For those wearing two-year handcuffs, the per smartphone price is $40 (meaning the new rate for 2GB of data for each smartphone would be $40 + $40 for a total of $80). Those without a contract such as AT&T Next subscribers, and customers bringing their own phone, pay only $25 per line.

There is a caveat. If you have a two-year pact and want to upgrade to a new phone when able to do so, you will either lose the discount, be forced to switch to AT&T Next or pay the full retail price for the new handset. Up to ten smartphones can be on one plan, and the new pricing begins on Sunday.

source: Reuters

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posted on 08 Mar 2014, 14:32

1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 979; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


This is why Im going to stay with the old plan because these new plans AT&T have are becoming ridiculous. I feel bad for any new AT&T subscribers

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 14:46 4

3. papss (unregistered)


I just changed my att plan to 130.00 for 10 gb. I'm okay with this plan.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 15:30 2

5. Deaconclgi (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I did the same. I have 4 lines, went from paying $275 for 700 Minutes, unlimited texting and 3GB data per line down to $175 with 10GB data, unlimited calling and unlimited text.

Best plan change ever! $100 richer every month.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 17:52 3

12. Shatter (Posts: 1983; Member since: 29 May 2013)


You could save even more and get unlimited data on tmobile with no contract...

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 18:41 5

15. papss (unregistered)


And no service

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 21:43 1

17. Rydsmith (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


If you live in a place that doesn't matter...

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 21:50 2

19. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


What the hay are you talking about?
Of course he'd have service; it's called a quarter and a payphone - unlimited!!

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 23:47 1

20. smacsteve (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 May 2012)


No contract? If you have your own phone maybe... If you don't and you need a phone and don't have the $500-$700 to buy a premium phone? Then you have a contract. With T-Mo on the phone you just financed. Yes, you will have a contract and a rather expensive way out if you're not happy. You'll always be into T-Mo for more than the phone is worth. This is the crap that T-Mo pulls with their lies and deceit.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 12:54 1

23. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Not if you play their game and get let's say a lumia 521 with them, hspa+ speeds, truly unlimited and even with bad credit it's only 60$ down and 1.75 a month left after that, making your bill go from 70$ unlimited everything for one line to 71.75$ a month, if not happy att is offering people switching from t-mobile 200$, and considering the termination fees with this phone are only 60$ you'd be at a point of making profit.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 15:08 3

4. Doakie (Posts: 1170; Member since: 06 May 2009)


:-/ You could save tons if you just buy smart. Go to the unsubsidized pricing then when it comes time to purchase a new phone buy a used iPhone/Android phone off Craigslist, or buy a new Nexus, a Moto X, a Moto G, or buy a BLU phone.... All ways will save you hundreds of dollars. Enough to buy a Nexus 7....

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 19:39 1

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6212; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Left att 3yrs ago never look back again happy with my prepaid net10 50$ unlimited

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 14:25

27. Augustine (Posts: 672; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


That's a good deal for 2.5GB. How's the data speed and call reliability?

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 21:48

18. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yeah!!!!!?
Well I feel bad for all of you AT&T subscribers: new and old.

It's a miracle how a company can charge for service it never provides!

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 14:40

2. oister85 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


$40 for 2 gb, I can consume 2gb in to days. Thanks god I have a employees line.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 17:19 6

9. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


1. Stop pron watching
2. Use wif
3. Become less of a data whore

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 15:36 1

6. Augustine (Posts: 672; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I couldn't find these rates in the AT&T website yet.

If coverage is important, T-mobile will have a hard time, because now its prices are not $20 but merely $5 cheaper.

For example, I friend of mine just switched back to AT&T, after six months since I've convinced him to switch to T-mobile, because of the cash buyout, but also because now he gets coverage in his family's ranch.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 16:35 1

7. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


they go live tomorrow.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 14:27

28. Augustine (Posts: 672; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Not yet. :-(

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 17:19

8. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I can guarentee with 90% assurity that its BECAUSE of T-Mobiles new data plans that were announced yesterday that AT&T had to counter attack. I'm proud to have switched to the Pink Side....

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 17:28

10. mike2959 (Posts: 209; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I was with AT&T for years, been on Straight talk for 4 months. So it's 47.00 a month with tax auto drafted. 2.5GB LTE, unlimited talk and text. I haven't noticed a bit of difference. I switched my wife's iphone to Straight Talk without telling her, her bill was 119.00, now the same $47.. Yeah...I was rewarded!

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 13:31 1

24. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Aio is better, same stipulations and pricing (with autopay, plus no taxes), but you get higher priority on AT&T's network and your data is actually unlimited after the 2.5GB of high-speed. No worries of getting service interrupted or canceled altogether like the bullish*t that Straight Talk pulls.

AmericaMovil policies on throttling and their customer service is atrocious. I don't understand how some people continue to use Straight Talk, Tracphone, or Net 10, especially with options like T-Mobile/MetroPCS and Aio (soon to be Cricket) out there.

Republic would be the best price wise with the WiFi options, but that Sprint backbone hurts it.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 17:37 2

11. networkdood (Posts: 6260; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Still sticking with T Mobile...for now...I have options, so we shall see...

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 17:59 2

13. kindlefireowner (Posts: 338; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Somebody should tell mike that Straight Talk is not true unlimited. They have a 2.5GB data cap before they cut your data speed. Also, you can not stream Netflix or Youtube on 3G/4G. Straight Talk throttles data speed without warning.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 18:16 1

14. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Go back to AT&T then

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 13:51

25. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I did...

Straight Talk is a farce and they're finally getting taken to court over it.

It's funny that one of the two richest men in the world (Carlos Slim) own the company that Straight Talk is incorporated into, yet many people don't know who he is. He is not popular in his native Mexico because he runs a monopoly and many shady operational maneuvers have led to his personal fortune. This is why it is tough to support Straight Talk and it's sister companies among other nefarious tactics that they use.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 00:23 2

21. zachattack (Posts: 540; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


80$ for 2gb, highway robbery. All carriers are freakin thieves. I pay 40$ a month for 2gb of data on my family plan so suck a wiener

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 11:12

22. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Just switch to verizon man. Best service and good prices now. 60 bucks for unlimted talk and text and 2 gb. Its a loyalty plan so u have to call and ask for it it wont be on the site try it.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 13:54 1

26. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


That's like saying you don't like the Red Sox business practices so you sign with the Yankees instead...

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 22:09

29. joey18 (Posts: 507; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


The Tmo new plan 90 ---------1 smart 1g and 2 smart 3G data

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