AT&T shared data plans are nearing, evidence suggests
posted by Nick T. / Jul 17, 2012, 5:03 AM
AT&T shared data plans might be closer than we think, and it won't be surprising if the carrier unveils them before we know it.The screenshot that you see was taken by an AT&T customer a few days ago and displays his data usage. Notice that "Group Data" entry? Yeah,
Verizon was first to introduce shared data plans, which allow a user to consume a single data allowance across several devices. For example, unlimited texts, calls, and 2GB of data for up to 10 devices are available from Big Red in exchange for $100 monthly. How much will AT&T charge for something like that? We can only speculate on the matter, but we expect having more details on the matter sooner than later.
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I really hope AT&T offers just data bundles, tiered at a reasonable price. Verizon forcing everyone to go on unlimited minutes is unnecessary, and definitely so for AT&T with their unlimited mobile calling feature. I would speculate something along the lines of their existing models, but open to multiple lines, that is, $30 for 3GB, $50 for 5, and maybe $75 for 10. In my view that would work well and present a very competitive and comprehensive setup, and seem feasible for customer and carrier alike
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 7:44 AM 2
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I agree. Although AT&T and Verizon usually offer the exact same plans, AT&T seems to really try to differentiate themselves when it comes to data plans. If they're going to do something of shared data plans, I think what would set them apart is if they offered some type of "rollover data." I think AT&T should offer unlimited minutes and texts too, mainly just to save people from having to purchase the additional unlimited text + any mobile to mobile package for $20. Your price points for the tired data bundle seems very legit and reasonable as well, so long as AT&T doesn't do the device access fee for their new plans.
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 11:47 AM 0
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Probably coming, but that pic looks fake. Data and Unlimited Overage lines are wrong.
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 8:57 AM 0
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As long as they dont pull what VZW is doing if you upgrade you lose you unl data plan. Otherwise I am just buying phones outright! Even though I only avg 1.5-2gigs a month
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 12:18 PM 1
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well if you have admitted that unlimited data isn't really necessary...is it really worth paying full retail price on a phone if your usage fits reasonable tier data pricing?
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 10:11 PM 0
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