AT&T makes sharing 10GB of data a month less expensive

AT&T makes sharing 10GB of data a month less expensive
AT&T announced on Saturday, that it is lowering the cost of buying 10GB of data to use with its Mobile Share plan. Starting tomorrow, those with two lines can get unlimited talk, text and share 10GB of data for $130 a month. Three lines will cost you $145, four lines runs $160 and five lines (can you see the pattern here) is $175. You can get from 6 to 10 lines by adding $15 for each additional line.

AT&T 's new rates for its 10GB Mobile Share make it competitive against its three major rivals. While T-Mobile charges $10 less for two lines, AT&T is cheaper if you have 3 or more lines. The biggest savings, as you might imagine, would be for Verizon customers switching. According to AT&T, Verizon customers sharing 10GB a month can save $125 a month for five lines. If you already are an AT&T customer with a Mobile Share plan covering 10GB or higher, the new rate will take effect automatically.

Besides the new pricing, AT&T is giving new subscribers a $100 credit for activating a new line. For the just announced fourth quarter, the nation's second largest carrier added 566,000 net new postpaid accounts. 21% of AT&T's postpaid subscribers are now using the Mobile Share plan.


source: AT&T via Phonescoop

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51 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I looked at my bill and I'd save 60 dollars a month for 4 lines. AT&T is the only good carrier where I live so this is awesome.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

10gb on more then 2 lines .. eh...

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not 2 lines. 4 or 5 lines.

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Dude, 10 GB on 2 lines averages to 5 GB per person. 10 GB on 5 lines averages to 2 GB per person, which comes to about 66 MB a day.

3. Beaustir45

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

where do i find these rates? they're not updated on att's website?

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

My question is what's the price of 10GB & only 1 smartphone.

7. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

$115. It's $100 base rate 10 GB and $15 per line.

49. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

what idiot pays $115!!!?! WAY OVERPRICED STILL , you should get 50GB for that price..

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Ugh, Mobile Share is garbage. 10GB is a pathetic number if you use your phone a lot or travel. AT&T is showing its desperation, though, and that is good. Now open the taps so people don't have to constantly monitor usage or worry about overages.

6. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Alright Verizon. Lets see what you do now. I just lost two sales today because of these new options.

8. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

I have saved people a lot of money already. I am going to save $40 a month myself. It's a good deal.

9. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I like it. It's helped me get ten sales already today and I'm only halfway through my shift.

50. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

just imagine when its only $10 for 10GB,, then see how your saled SOAR! data is still WAY to overpriced, and stupid people keep paying for there stupidity

10. Chrisshenanigan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 01, 2014

My question is, will this only be offered to new customers, or can existing customers already signed up with the Data Share plan take advantage of this as well?

18. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Existing so they don't feel left out. I would be upset if I couldn't sign up for this as a current At&t customer.

20. bibekpachhai unregistered

It doesn't work for people who are in a contract right now! I called and talked on chat!

26. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

45. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

it actually does, I singed my wife and her family up for this plan yesterday and all 3 of them are in contract.

47. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

As long as you signed that contract before Feb 2nd 2014, you get the break.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I will definitely move to the 2 line one in September, when the new iPhone launches. It'll save us a $120

17. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

If you sign a regular contract after Feb 2nd 2014 you will be paying the regular rate. This $15 per line deal is only for 2 year contracts signed Feb 1st 2014 and prior. It also applies to byod, NEXT installments, or outright purchased phones.

23. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

It appears you work for ATT but didn't read the release. Look at this http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=25237&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=37411 It says you can save as a current customer or new,

48. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

I'm sorry but this is what I was stating. The 2 year agreement customer signing up after Feb. 2nd 2014 get charged the normal rate, but existing customers get the $15 plan. I read it over several times before I opened my mouth to make sure it was correct. Thank you.

25. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Here's another link read the fine print existing are eligible. http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/data-plans1.html#fbid=XNlPNWgI9Wl

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

T-mobile charges only $160 a month for a family of 5 with: - Unlimited talk and text - 2.5 GB high speed data per person - unlimited 2G data The price of that plan for T-mobile will be $100, $120, $140, $160 respectively to the chart.

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The $210 for 5 unlimited lines on T-Mo is really a no-brainier, though. $10/line a month for truly unlimited, without throttling? Brilliant.

42. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah, man. That really is a no brainer. Well, I would say so only if you live in an area where T-mobile coverage is good. Poorer coverage (nationwide) is a reason T-mobile is still way down there comparing to AT&T and Verizon. Fortunately I'm in Houston where T-mobile coverage is pretty good. Anyway, I wanted to show how unfair that comparison chart was. It compared a 10 gb shared data plan to a totally unlimited high speed data plan of T-mobile.

14. hkendrick3

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

My God I think we are all getting bent over honestly from all these carrier.

40. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

We are but we don't have a choice because we "can't" live without our cellphones :)

16. GeekMovement unregistered

Would be awesome if all of the carriers came up with some sort of early contract termination fee deals lol.

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