AT&T announces new “Mobile Share Plan” for data


Following Verizon‘s switch to shared data last month, AT&T has finally announced their own version.

It works in the same way as Verizon’s: You choose how much data you want to be shared by your devices, then add a separate fee for each phone or tablet or gaming device you want to share that data.

For example, if you wanted to share 10GB of data between 2 smartphones, a Sony Vita, and an iPad, your bill would look like this:

$120 (data) + $30 (1st phone) + $30 (2nd phone) + $10 (Vita) + $10 (iPad) = $200 a month.

So, will this change help or hurt you?  Are you going to avoid upgrading your phone so you can cling to your grandfathered Unlimited Data plan?

We’d love to hear your opinions… please call in to our hotline at 707-OK-GEEKS and leave us a voicemail with your thoughts!

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  1. Ian Brown 18 July, 2012 at 20:34 Reply

    You’ll have to pry my unlimited plan out of my cold, dead, fingers. Frankly, charging premium rates for hotspot plans is dishonest. No matter what device finally provides the termination of data flow, there is a singular, finite data stream from my cellular modem to the tower, sending the same 1’s and 0’s at the same rate to my phone or hotspotted device. The only increased network load for carriers would be if I had another SIM processing another data link to the tower. But this concept escapes most people, so they believe their cellular sales reps.

    This is just another way to baffle the public with bullshit.

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