AT&T slices $15 off of its 2GB Mobile Share Value plan

AT&T slices $15 off of its 2GB Mobile Share Value plan
AT&T has said that it and Verizon are not going after the same value driven customer that appeals to T-Mobile. Still, the nation's second largest carrier is responding to T-Mobile's recent hike in unlimited pricing, by cutting the price of its base rate for the Mobile Share Value plan. Not including the per-smartphone cost of the service, 2GB of data will now cost $40 monthly, down from $55.

For those wearing two-year handcuffs, the per smartphone price is $40 (meaning the new rate for 2GB of data for each smartphone would be $40 + $40 for a total of $80). Those without a contract such as AT&T Next subscribers, and customers bringing their own phone, pay only $25 per line.

There is a caveat. If you have a two-year pact and want to upgrade to a new phone when able to do so, you will either lose the discount, be forced to switch to AT&T Next or pay the full retail price for the new handset. Up to ten smartphones can be on one plan, and the new pricing begins on Sunday.

source: Reuters

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28 Comments

1. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This is why Im going to stay with the old plan because these new plans AT&T have are becoming ridiculous. I feel bad for any new AT&T subscribers

3. papss unregistered

I just changed my att plan to 130.00 for 10 gb. I'm okay with this plan.

5. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I did the same. I have 4 lines, went from paying $275 for 700 Minutes, unlimited texting and 3GB data per line down to $175 with 10GB data, unlimited calling and unlimited text. Best plan change ever! $100 richer every month.

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You could save even more and get unlimited data on tmobile with no contract...

15. papss unregistered

And no service

17. Rydsmith unregistered

If you live in a place that doesn't matter...

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

What the hay are you talking about? Of course he'd have service; it's called a quarter and a payphone - unlimited!!

20. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

No contract? If you have your own phone maybe... If you don't and you need a phone and don't have the $500-$700 to buy a premium phone? Then you have a contract. With T-Mo on the phone you just financed. Yes, you will have a contract and a rather expensive way out if you're not happy. You'll always be into T-Mo for more than the phone is worth. This is the crap that T-Mo pulls with their lies and deceit.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

:-/ You could save tons if you just buy smart. Go to the unsubsidized pricing then when it comes time to purchase a new phone buy a used iPhone/Android phone off Craigslist, or buy a new Nexus, a Moto X, a Moto G, or buy a BLU phone.... All ways will save you hundreds of dollars. Enough to buy a Nexus 7....

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Left att 3yrs ago never look back again happy with my prepaid net10 50$ unlimited

27. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's a good deal for 2.5GB. How's the data speed and call reliability?

18. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yeah!!!!!? Well I feel bad for all of you AT&T subscribers: new and old. It's a miracle how a company can charge for service it never provides!

2. oister85 unregistered

$40 for 2 gb, I can consume 2gb in to days. Thanks god I have a employees line.

9. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

1. Stop pron watching 2. Use wif 3. Become less of a data whore

6. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I couldn't find these rates in the AT&T website yet. If coverage is important, T-mobile will have a hard time, because now its prices are not $20 but merely $5 cheaper. For example, I friend of mine just switched back to AT&T, after six months since I've convinced him to switch to T-mobile, because of the cash buyout, but also because now he gets coverage in his family's ranch.

7. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

they go live tomorrow.

28. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Not yet. :-(

8. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I can guarentee with 90% assurity that its BECAUSE of T-Mobiles new data plans that were announced yesterday that AT&T had to counter attack. I'm proud to have switched to the Pink Side....

10. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I was with AT&T for years, been on Straight talk for 4 months. So it's 47.00 a month with tax auto drafted. 2.5GB LTE, unlimited talk and text. I haven't noticed a bit of difference. I switched my wife's iphone to Straight Talk without telling her, her bill was 119.00, now the same $47.. Yeah...I was rewarded!

24. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Aio is better, same stipulations and pricing (with autopay, plus no taxes), but you get higher priority on AT&T's network and your data is actually unlimited after the 2.5GB of high-speed. No worries of getting service interrupted or canceled altogether like the bullish*t that Straight Talk pulls. AmericaMovil policies on throttling and their customer service is atrocious. I don't understand how some people continue to use Straight Talk, Tracphone, or Net 10, especially with options like T-Mobile/MetroPCS and Aio (soon to be Cricket) out there. Republic would be the best price wise with the WiFi options, but that Sprint backbone hurts it.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Still sticking with T Mobile...for now...I have options, so we shall see...

13. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Somebody should tell mike that Straight Talk is not true unlimited. They have a 2.5GB data cap before they cut your data speed. Also, you can not stream Netflix or Youtube on 3G/4G. Straight Talk throttles data speed without warning.

14. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Go back to AT&T then

25. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I did... Straight Talk is a farce and they're finally getting taken to court over it. It's funny that one of the two richest men in the world (Carlos Slim) own the company that Straight Talk is incorporated into, yet many people don't know who he is. He is not popular in his native Mexico because he runs a monopoly and many shady operational maneuvers have led to his personal fortune. This is why it is tough to support Straight Talk and it's sister companies among other nefarious tactics that they use.

21. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

80$ for 2gb, highway robbery. All carriers are freakin thieves. I pay 40$ a month for 2gb of data on my family plan so suck a wiener

22. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Just switch to verizon man. Best service and good prices now. 60 bucks for unlimted talk and text and 2 gb. Its a loyalty plan so u have to call and ask for it it wont be on the site try it.

26. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

That's like saying you don't like the Red Sox business practices so you sign with the Yankees instead...

29. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

The Tmo new plan 90 ---------1 smart 1g and 2 smart 3G data

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