AT&T announces voluntary Mobile Share data plans, prices its offerings in line with Verizon

When there's smoke, there is fire. Every industry pundit was waiting for AT&T to join Verizon's shared data plans party soon after their release, and here they are...
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40 Comments

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...I agree. The lesser of 1 evils...? lol. Unless Verizon changed something recently...if you are already a customer....you dont have to go to the shared plans. I just tried to use an upgrade I have right now....I have the option to keep existing plan...and the old tiered plans are available. Even if I was to do it with my unlimited line...the old plans are available for me.

22. MrsTylon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I am thrilled about this! I was actually thinking of switching over to Verizon because it would save me so much money. I have 3 smartphones on my plan and we all have different data packages, so this will really cut down my data cost. I also happen to work for a wireless company that sells both ATT and Verizon so this is just another tool for me to give my customers more choices. One thing it did not mention unless I missed it on the Verizon plans you also can turn your phone into a mobile hotspot with no extra charge, and right now with ATT you only get mobile hotspot with the 5GB plan, so I wonder if ATT is going to offer free mobile hotspot as well.

23. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

yes mobile hot spot will be included with the new shared data plans

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Not even worth it unless you already pay for unlimited talk and text and have 30.00 or more of data on all of your smartphones. BUT....at least AT&T customer are not forced onto this plan after an upgrade. That is huge...

33. So-Sayz-Eye

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

This is just a big rip off. What about if you dont want unlimited talk. I text and use web more then I make voice calls, so why am I paying more for something I dont need. Give me my 700 minutes with rollover and let me share my date and drop those additional phones by half and we have deal. I cant believe they waited a year+ to announce such crappy options

34. Androidluv

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

Why am I not surprised???

35. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

The only big winners here are tmobile and sprint this prices are overprice so now verizon ae the big winner

38. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Frigin ridiculous!!! I want to have my 2 GB's of data ($25/month) and share it across 3 phones. SIMPLE! 2 phones use the 200 MB plan ($15/month) and 1 phone uses the 2 GB plan ($25/month). That's $55 total for 3 phones of data. I want to pay $25/month for the 2 GB's and share it with the other 2 phones. All of these phones are mostly always on Wifi, so cellular data isn't needed that much. Between wireless at home, work, hotspots, and the cable company has wifi almost everywhere for free if you're a regular internet customer... we don't need much data. They're charging you extra just to share the data, when they shouldn't be. These plans will cost $45/phone?!! To share 1 GB?!! WTF!!! That either makes no sense at all, or I'm reading it wrong. We also have a feature phone on the account (4 phones total) but it doesn't use any data. So that phone, which right now only costs an additional $10 for the line, would cost $30? These plans really suck balls. I totally thought I'd be able to share the 2 GB's across all devices for no extra cost. I'm paying for 2 GB's... let me use it. This is basically a tethering charge under a different name.

39. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Now that I think about it... this IS a tethering charge under a different name. Scammers!

40. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Not too impressed by the pricing from both carriers. It's just cheaper for me to keep my current plan, I don't see any reason to change.
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