AT&T Mobile Share to launch August 23rd

AT&T Mobile Share to launch August 23rd
AT&T provides you with the tools to compute how much data you need monthly

AT&T provides you with the tools to compute how much data you need monthly

Back in July, AT&T told us that they would be launching their shared data plan, AT&T Mobile Share, sometime in late August. August 23rd is late in the month and that is the day that the nation's second largest carrier has announced that it will be launching its new program. With AT&T Mobile Share, users get unlimited talk and text and then select from the amount of data that they want to pay for starting from 1GB and going as high as 20GB. The amount of data you purchase is then available to be shared by as many as ten devices.

To help you decide how much data you need, clicking on the sourcelink will allow you to use some tools provided by the carrier to estimate how much data you will need to purchase each month. 1GB will cost you $40 plus $45 for each smartphone on the plan while 20GB runs $200 plus $30 for each smartphone or feature phone. Tablets cost $10 each to be added to a Moble Share Plan. You also receive free access to AT&T Hotspots for capable devices. For more information, check out the video below.

AT&T customers not interested in Mobile Share can continue with their current plan.

source: AT&T (1), (2) via Engadget

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66 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

1. Such copy cats; they have to do everything Verizon does. 2. How the hell is a family supposed to share 1GB on a 2G data network?

8. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

well when you have alot of tight wads who don't want to spend alot of money on data but want Iphone 4's or Androids and bitch and complain about 20 bucks a phone for 300MB. This will give them more data and save them a few bucks a month. FYI, Att has had these in the works since last fall. I have been telling customers about the plans for a over a month now about them arriving for back to school.

12. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Not copying anyone, at&t started working on the plans last year way before Verizon did.

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iGuess their implementation of said plans are just as slow as the network's bandwidths.

26. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I predicted shared data plans well over a year ago, and have been an indirect Verizon rep for over 2 years, so if I thought about it, I guarantee you Verizon has been working on this at least as long as ATT. I've been saying on other threads blasting Verizon for these plans that other providers would soon follow suit, and here we are. You don't have to be Nostradamus to predict this sort of thing.

37. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

well lets put it this way, when at&t's plans for shared data were "leaked" a few weeks later Verizon's plans were "leaked".

46. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

When someting "leaks" does not indicate who thought of what first dude. All anyone has on "who copied who" here is speculation at best until both Verizon and ATT announce when they started the ball rolling on the shared data plans. Until you provide proof, all you have is an opinion, not fact.

13. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

same as samsung copy apple as well.... samsung and AT&T are copycats

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's not copying. AT&T's CEO or president or whatever Ralph de la Vega announced shared data in March of 2011, just isn't being implemented until later this month. The data tiers are different. AT&T has a noticeable gap between 1 and 4GB/month, but goes up to 20GB without having to call in advance to buy more data. AT&T is offering these alongside their existing plans, plans and not forcing anyone to go on them. I believe they will even let customers switch between them at will. This is for 3G and up (per AT&T's website) devices, so your statement about 2G is erroneous. Also, as reported earlier, they are shutting down the 2G network in 2017.

48. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

If you think it's copying, then you don't read any articles. Both companies were talking about shared data at the beginning of the year, Verizon was just first to the table.

2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Copying Verizon's plans as always

5. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

if they copied Verizon then they would make everyone switch to the new plans... Att is just offering this to customers who want to share. If you add a new line to a verizon plan you are forced to switch to the new share plan. With Att you dont have to switch but its an option if u want to save money.

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Ok AT&T rep. The plans are exactly like Verizon's so therefore copying.

7. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Save money? My family's monthly bill would go up by about $40 a month under the new plan.

9. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

take a cust with 70 for min, 30 for text and 10 for two lines and 20,20,20 for data. thats 170 a month for less then 1gig. new plan 40 for data, 45,45,45 and thats unlimited call and text so thats 175 then but unlimited calling and 125mb more. Or take this option, a user has 1400 min 90, 30text, 10 and 20,20,20 now thats 190 vs 175... ive looked at these for two months now and 9 out of 10 ways its a better deal but not every time and it gives customers the option to switch if they want. LASTLY no one makes anyone stay with Att, and I do work there because I feel (and I really do) that they have the best phones, service and packages.

32. jstoned

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

No you dont idiot. Verizon has the best phones. Droid RAZR, Nexus, HTC Rezound and so many more. I don't and have never seen any iconic phone other than the recent note and I phone on AtT AKA (Always Talking Terribly) . Plus Verizon doesn't have to copy other carriers brilliant ideas, they actually take the time to revolutionize there own. You guys have been copying verizon for years, you poor pathetic 2nd rate company.

10. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

The good thing, unlike Verizon you wont be forced to switch to it!

24. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Then don't choose to share!!!! You must be an android user?!!!!

20. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's why iAdded a second line before all this nonsense; now i'Ve got two separate lines with unlimited data and iPay the same as an AT&T subscriber with a single line. Ralphael de la Ghetto should do his math.

27. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Verizon is NOT forcing anyone to switch to the new plans!!! How many times must it be posted on here and elsewhere that you do not have to change your plan???? I've sold plenty of phones to customers that did not switch to the Share Everything plans, so please, for the love of God, stop that tired, old, WRONG claim that people are forced to switch!!!

29. jstoned

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Gameday78 you are such a liar. actually do your research before you post blasphemy... i mean seriously what kind of damn idiot are you. you stupid f*#king tool

3. CfullerTX

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Horrible Idea...Every family has a data hog that will consume most of the plan. Leaves the rest to ration out 1-2 gigs.

11. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Thats good, then stay with the current plans... No one is making anyone switch to them.

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Considering how well shared minute plans seem to work for people, shared data is the same concept. Hypothetically, if "mom" uses just 100MB per month, "dad" uses 2GB, and "junior" uses 5, an 8GB plan would work (closest rounding up is 10) rather than one 300MB plan (which Verizon doesn't even offer... Lowest they HAD was $30 for 2GB) for $20, one 3GB plan for $30, and a 5GB plan for $50, so $100 just in monthly data. Plus another $100 or so for minutes and shared texting on the 700 Family plan, more on a higher minute plan.Wither way, costs are going to be about $200. The biggest advantages on coat come from higher consumption users, those that share more data, and were on a 2100, 3000, or Unlimited talk plans. The new shared plans are cheaper, especially for the Unlimited users

25. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I have three smartphones on my plan. I don't consider 2GB a data hog. This month I did go to 3GB but that is because I switch to the Gnote while traveling for work. WiFI at the Hotel was horrible so I utilized LTE to get all my apps back on my Android device. Otherwise many months all my smartphones use around 2-2.5GB. Since my company gets a discount on data, I could switch to Verizon and get a lot of data and save money per month.

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I told my cousin about this plan because her son will have his first smartphone (Infuse 4G) and I know that hes not going to keep up with his data. She said that she'll like this plan and save her an avg of $40/month BUT Im staying with my plan

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I don't care who copied who, I hope the Verizon version fails miserably so we can keep our unlimited plans. Or at the very least make them come up with something better than this crap! At least AT&T is making this an option and not mandatory. VZW had better do something before all my contracts are up because if not ...

17. Myst3ryr00tsec

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Only reason why Verizon got rid of the unlimited data is because no one hardly ever uses it. When people come into our store I look exactly how much data there using and its barely 500mb or 1Gb. When Verizons new Share everything plan came out it dropped my bill almost $100 a month. And not to mention Verizon is not forcing anyone to go on to anyplan its all the customers choosing. My coworker still has the old alltel plan and he gets new phones all the time. If your broke ass can't afford a phone then why even bother....

28. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

So true myst3ry. Vast majority of customers I see in my location dont use 2GB a month combined on 2 smartphones. These plans benefit the vast majority of smartphone users. I'm sorry Whateverman, it's probably not for you. I suspect you are not what would be considered the average user, and for you, the plan isn't a winner. I understand that and respect that. No one plan will work for 100% of the people bro.

41. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

See, that how myst3ry should have responded. + 1,000 to you androiddownsouth, and thank you for showing people that it's okay to disagree without being disrespectful to each other.

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