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$5 Rate increase for grandfathered unlimited smartphone data plan
So like last year AT&T is raising the rate for legacy unlimited smartphone data plans by $5.
As you can't get phones subsidized on your plan any more and this plan is still the same price as when it would subsidize your smartphone $18.75 a month, it's getting pricier this March.
One benefit is you can get out of your ETF is you are in a contract.
Should you decide to cancel your wireless service because of the $5/mo. increase, we will waive the early termination fees (ETFs) for the lines impacted by the price increase, so long as you cancel within 60 days after the price increase first appears on your bill.
As the last time you could get a subsidized phone under contract at AT&T was a year ago, the most you're benefiting from this is $325-$10 times the number of months you have been in the contract. When March arrives you'll have been in a contract around 14 months ($185-ish) or more (which means you'd owe less). Not a huge savings but if you were looking to get out, this would be a good time to do so.
You cannot just void the contract and get a Mobile Share plan, you'd have to leave AT&T.
Read for ALL the details at https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KM1147952
If you have four grandfathered unlimited lines,
I wonder if it's cheaper now to get DirecTV PLUS four unlimited smartphone lines for $180... https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/unlimited-plan.html