Leaked memo reveals that AT&T will no longer subsidize tablets
Mobile Share is set to start on August 23rd.
AT&T joins Verizon as Big Red had already pulled subsidized pricing from its tablet lineup with the arrival of its Share Everything plan. For AT&T though, the affect of going cold turkey on tablet subsidies is a lot less painful than for Verizon customers. After all, AT&T's tablet offerings consist of the Apple iPad which never was offered with a subsidized 2-year contract, a refurbished Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, the Pantech Element and the HTC Jetstream.
Do the moves by the number one and two carriers in the U.S. foreshadow an eventual end to subsidies on new phones, or is that something that not even Verizon or AT&T can risk?