Following in the footsteps of Verizon, AT&T is just a month away from implementing Shared Data/Mobile plans. Unveiled by AT&T today, the new Mobile Share Plans are extremely similar to Verizon’s, with a few notable differences.
As you can see from the above image, AT&T plans on charging per month for unlimited talk/text plus a set data allotment, as well as each device on the plan. Like Verizon’s plans, they begin at 1GB per month, and while Verizon appears to offer more “in between” choices such as a 2GB and 8GB plan, AT&T’s plans climb all the way to 20GB — a full 10GB higher than Verizon’s.
Both carriers charge monthly for each device on the plan, and while Verizon charges a set rate for smartphones, AT&T’s individual smartphone charges decrease as data plans increase. For example, with Verizon’s Shared Everything, customers will pay $40 per smartphone, regardless of data tier. On AT&T, customers pay $45 per smartphone if they choose the 1GB plan, $40 when on the 4GB plan, and so forth. As for basic phones, Hotspots, and tablets: prices on AT&T are the same as Verizon and do not change tier to tier.
The biggest difference between these new plans — and the most important in my opinion — is the fact that AT&T’s new Mobile Share Plans are available to customers as an option, unlike Verizon, which has phased out all other multi-device plans in favor of the new Share Everything.
Whether or not these plans will save you any money depends on your situation, but expect to see them go active in late August. For more information about AT&T’s new Mobile Share plans, hit up the source link below.
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