AT&T Announces its “Mobile Share” Data Plans
This month AT&T announced its own version of data plans to be available in late August, thereby competing with Verizon Wireless Share Everything data plans.
Like Verizon’s data plans, AT&T Mobile Share offers a bucket of data that can be shared between as many as 10 devices, one of them must be a smartphone. Yet, despite the few similarities that AT&T and Verizon data plans share, they also offer some subtle differences including the individual and family plans that AT&T Moble Share provides. Similarly, existing AT&T customers can switch over to a sharing plan without the need to extend their contracts.
You can also choose data amount from 1GB to 20 GB, with prices ranging from $40 to $200 a month. Additionally, you may add $45 for each smartphone at the 1GB level down to $30 per smart phone at the 20GB level, while laptops, Netbooks, and USB cards cost $20, and tablets and gaming devices cost $10.
As AT&T puts it, “The larger the data bucket you choose, the less you pay per gigabyte and the less you pay for each smartphone added to the shared plan.”