AT&T adds new tiers to its Mobile Share plan; Nokia Lumia 520 to be priced at $99.99 for GoPhone
posted by Alan F. / Jul 22, 2013, 4:28 PM
The plans offer AT&T customers unlimited talk and text monthly, plus whatever amount of data they sign for. In addition to the price of the data, there is a cost for each phone connected to a particular tier. For example, with the 300MB plan, each smartphone joining will cost $50 a month. For the new 2GB plan, it will cost you $45 monthly per phone signed up for that tier.
Additionally, AT&T also has announced the pricing on the Nokia Lumia 520 for its pre-paid GoPhone service. This is essentially the same model that T-Mobile's pre-paid service has been selling out as the Nokia Lumia 521. The Nokia Lumia 520 will be $99.99 with no contract necessary. It is a low-end model, but does include some pretty cool features including Cinemagraph that brings motion to your still shots. The camera has the ability to capture super-wide-angled pictures, and the Smart Shoot feature lets you choose from 5 different shots of the same scene to put together the best picture. Nokia's mapping and navigation apps are also included.
The Nokia Lumia 520 for GoPhone will have HSPA+ connectivity, but will not hook up to AT&T's LTE network. The phone will be available on July 26th.
- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)
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The 2GB plan for one line is $95. The GoPhone 2GB is only $60. The difference here though is the Share plans allow a hotspot where GoPhone does not. $35 premium to hotspot seems pretty steep. Boy, T-Mobile at 2.5GB is only $60 and includes hotspot. Again with T-Mobile, for $80 you get unlimited data for phone and 2.5GB for hotspot. AT&T obviously does not seem to consider T-Mobile a competitor. This seems priced to compete with Verizon only.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 4:46 PM 2
Too bad you get spotty coverage with tmob or I would jump ship. I do prefer windows phones and I believe AT&T has the best selection for that also.. Heck they have the best phones period. tmob would be a great selection had they done better to cover some gaps in coverage area
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 5:53 PM 3
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Remember the only reason you need to pay the $95 is if you want an on-contract phone. Basically the $60 + Subsidy. At least until AT&T completely phases out 2-year upgrades in favor of the Next Ripoff.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 6:57 PM 0
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well tru what your saying i had tmobile and even tho its cheaper than att i think its not worth it if you travel a lot like me if u take lots of road trips like i do from LA to vegas ,from LA to san fran etc.. tmobile only has edge sometimes GPRS on the way there SOOO not worth it.. att at least has solid 3G sometimes even LTE NOT ONCE did i see EDGE or gprs on at&t on those road trips yes NOT once while tmobile was on edge/gprs 95% of the time so i rather pay more on at&t for better nationwide coverage. so i think why att doesnt take tmobile serious as a competitor because since tmobile has CRAPPY coverage no one takes it seriously not even att.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 7:00 PM 1
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I totally agree, and for this ATT and Verizon is losing its customers to TMOBILE PERIOD... A revolution you call it..? Its the UNCARRIER
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 4:53 PM 3
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I'm a Sprint and T-Mobile customer so I at least am coming from the least biased stance I can hope to obtain. But I don't believe one bit that many people will leave AT&T or Verizon for T-Mobile. Most people aren't smart enough to understand the reasons they should switch. They just stick with what they're told. At some point they heard a commercial saying Verizon has the best network, then they heard AT&T had the best network. Now they're there and they're stuck. Most people don't fret over $40 a month even though they're broke. I however have bought one pack of florescent lightbulbs over another because one was 1¢ cheaper. Now you see why I'm a Sprint and T-Mobile customer. And before anyone says I pay for two networks so I'm not saving anything. Actually one is a work issued phone the other is my personal phone. Luckily I manage the company cellular plan so I chose T-Mobile.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 5:13 PM 2
I agree with you on the last part. I will finally be ditching Sprint next month for AT&T. I know that I will be paying a lot more, but I rather pay for something and get service rather than paying for something and get no service. And I know Sprint isn't going to be doing any favors for my area anytime soon. My area is probably dead last on their list to get 4G LTE coverage. I wouldn't be surprised if T-Mobile surpasses Sprint in 4G LTE coverage.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 6:06 PM 1
I have a buddy in the same situation. He has been with sprint for 15 years and he has been holding out for better coverage and called them to ask if they could/would cut him any special to keep him with sprint and they said no so he's jumping to AT&T to get better coverage. I remember when sprint was the best but they have fallen off
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 6:28 PM 1
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it seems to me that AT&T and Verizon have separated themselves from Tmobile and Sprint...........and im not sure thats a good idea. Carriers are supposed to be affordable for ALL incomes. my wife, my oldest son and I have AT&T, but its only affordable for us because we have a corporate discount. we dont like Sprint because of their network and their "Spending Limit", Tmobile is no good because its spotty at best, and Verizon is more expensive than AT&T sometimes. AT&T isnt perfect, but its good enough for us............and thats the bottom line! we can complain about carriers until the cows come home BUT we need a carrier that will at least satisfy most of our mobile needs
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 6:19 PM 1
"Carriers are supposed to be affordable for ALL incomes." You'll have to show me where it says that in carrier handbook. I must have missed that page.
posted on Jul 23, 2013, 1:58 AM 2
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i really depends on where you live. I live in ventura county and both Sprint and t-mobile suck pretty bad. At&t and Verizon are the best in this area. Ventura oxnard port hueneme now have lte on both of the networks. While t-mobile and sprint hardly have 4g coverage. This is a good plan for the customer who wants a smart phone but isn't going to use it a lot.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 9:00 PM 0
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