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AT&T offering to double data on its Mobile Share Value plans

By Himanshu Arora · 4 replies
Sep 29, 2014
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  1. AT&T announced during the weekend that it is doubling the amount of data users get with its Mobile Share Value plans. This means that the company's current 15, 20, 30, 40, and 50GB plans have now been doubled to 30,...

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Not bad. I'd fall into the $225 mo. plan. But my current carrier offers me unlimited data for at least $50 less than that.
  3. mctommy

    mctommy TS Addict Posts: 269   +55

    $130+($15x4) = $190 for 4 lines with 30gb shared.

    T-Mobile currently has $140 for 4 lines @4.5gb/line. Whether that 12gb extra is worth the $50/month will depend on people's usage.

    Whether you add TMO EIP or AT&T Next, it'll come out to $27/month for 24 months for a $650 smartphone.
  4. What they don't tell you is that you will never be able to upgrade your phone again without using their highly inflated "Next" program. If I used the next program for an iphone 6 for instance, I am charged $31 a month for 24 months working out to be about $750 for my new iphone. If you chose not to use the Next program and bought an iphone with a 2 year contact at $199, Then each phone is an additional $40 a month. So here are the numbers.. The $130 a month is strictly for the plan without any phones (Which makes no sense). Then its $160 if you bring your own phones or buy them outright ($130 + $15 for each phone) Or $210 a month if you buy a phone with a 2 year contract ($130 +$40 for each phone) ... Very shady pricing if you asked me and is geared toward confusing customers into giving up their old grandfathered plans for much more expensive ones. All I can say is read the fine print and make sure you ask questions before giving up your grandfathered plans.

    Here is the fine print from the website "To continue to receive a discount, upgrade with AT&T NextSM, bring your own smartphone or pay full price for a new smartphone."
  5. Don't see how its shady. Very clear and up front in the details. Always best to just buy your phone out right no matter which carrier you deal with. Phone manufacturers are in need of delivering phones at a lower cost. As long as customers continue to purchase the higher priced brand names, live with what you get.

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