AT&T introduces Mobile Share Advantage; new plan debuts August 21st and eliminates overages

AT&T introduces Mobile Share Advantage; new plan debuts August 21st and eliminates overages
AT&T announced today that it is introducing its new Mobile Share Advantage plan starting this coming Sunday, August 21st. As a result, customers currently using Mobile Share Value will see the price of data per MB decline, while overages are eliminated. To accomplish the latter, customers who exceed their monthly data cap are first allowed to use any Rollover Data that went unused during the previous month. Once that data is used up, subscribers are then throttled with their internet download speeds reduced to a sluggish 128kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

The new Mobile Share Advantage plan includes many of the features found in the Mobile Share Value plan. That includes unlimited talk and text, Rollover Data, sharable data, multiple international perks and mobile hotspot capability. Access charges for smartphones and messaging phones not on an annual contract is reduced to $20 a month ($15 a month for business accounts). However, the access charge for phones purchased under a 2-year contract will remain $40 a month.

As an example, AT&T says to imagine that you currently have two lines on a current Mobile Share Value 5GB plan for $100 per month. With the new Mobile Share Advantage rates, you can get 6GB of data to share, one additional GB, for the same exact monthly price (including the access charges). In addition, overages are gone. And if you need more data, for just $10 additional per month, you can share 10GB of the sweet stuff instead of 6GB. The most popular Mobile Share Value tier, 15GB of data, currently is priced at $100 a month, plus the access charge for each device. With Mobile Share Advantage, customers can change to 16GB of data for $90 a month plus access charges.

Check out the new rates for tiers offering up to 30GB of data in the chart embedded below. Individuals can go as high as 100GB of data using the Mobile Share Advantage plan while Mobile Share Advantage for Business can give companies as much as 200GB of data covering as much as 25 lines. If you are already a Mobile Share Value subscriber, you do not have to switch to the new plan.

We suggest that if you are interested in the new rates, you check out ATT.com or call your local AT&T store.


source: AT&T

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10 Comments

1. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

T-Mobile really has influenced the others

2. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Directv customer here. 4 lines unlimited. $181 with taxes. Their fine print says 23GB per line soft cap then reduced speeds are possible. I used 46, kid 1 used 27, kid 2 used 19, wife 29. Nobody was throttled. I've tried TMO a few months ago, with the s7. They are still terrible throughout Ohio.

3. ukfan15

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2010

So basically just copying what Verizon did a month ago.... pretty typical

4. sun0066

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Rip off

5. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

geez what a rip off! I am amazed that AT&T is charging it's customers a fee just for a smart phone... the most bogus fee of them all. Thank you T-mobile for having great rates and amazing benefits!

6. Fona13A unregistered

A little off topic but man what is with their leases these days? 12$ a month for a crap tablet that RCA would produce even better? 5$ a month for a Mid-Ranger that is actually well priced enough to be bought off entirely?

7. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Don't think of it as a lease. Think of it as buying it full price with a no interest loan. If you're questioning the quality of what they choose to sell, that's different. Why folks want to do a plan instead of an outright purchase is personal preference.

8. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Attached should be third. They duck so bad these days and reliability has really suffered.

9. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I mean att

10. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I mean suck. Dam autocorrect

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