Starting in late August, AT&T will offer its customers shared data plans

Gone are the days of true unlimited data. Following the footsteps of Verizon Wireless, yesterday, AT&T introduced its shared data plans. The new Shared Wireless Data plans are designed to make sharing between your devices easier. With this new shared data plan from AT&T, you will no longer need to purchase a separate data plan for each device on your plan.

AT&T’s shared wireless plans works like the one introduced by Verizon Wireless, but with a little twist that can offer small savings depending on how many devices you activate on the plan. With the new Mobile Share plans, customers will get unlimited talk and text on each line that they activate. Data-wise, they will have the option to choose from 1GB of data for $40 per month all the way up to 20GB of data for $200 per month. For each smartphone that is activated with the shared data plan, customers will have to pay anywhere from $30 per line to as much as $45. Savings on additional smartphone added to the share everything plan increase with the amount of data chosen. If you select the 1GB plan for $40, you will pay $45 for each cell phone that shares the plan; select the 20GB plan the price of each cell phone added to the plan drops to $30.

First, choose your monthly data amount.

Per Month

Mobile Share with Unlimited Talk & Text

1 GB

$40

+

$45

4 GB

$70

+

$40

6 GB

$90

+

$35

10 GB

$120

+

$30

15 GB

$160

+

$30

20 GB

$200

+

$30

Each Smartphone

 

Additional data: $15 per GB

 

Next, add more devices to your plan.

Basic and quick messaging phones

Laptops, LaptopConnect cards, and netbooks

Tablets and gaming devices

$30 each per month

$20 each per month

$10 each per month

In addition to cell phones, you will also be able to share your data and minutes with feature phones for $30; laptops, LaptopConnect cards, and netbooks for $20; and tablets and gaming devices for $10.

The plan is limited to up to 10 devices and features unlimited talk, data, text, and tethering.

The new Mobile Share plans from AT&T won’t be activated until late August. If you’re not a fan of the new share plans, don’t worry. If you don’t like it, you can continue to use an existing individual or family plan. You won’t be forced to use a shared plan anytime soon.

Source: AT&T

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