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Gary L

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Wed, Aug 17, 2016 5:45 PM

New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kbps)

New Mobile Share Advantage plans are available August 21, 2016. 

 

No automatic data overage charges, data drops to 128 kbps and I guess it's unlimited (but I'm thinking they are avoiding that term intentionally). 

 

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 From http://about.att.com/story/att_introduces_mobile_share_advantage.html

 

Interesting pricing.

 

Line charges look like they are $20 a line for all plans.  

  • So some lower data plans look more expensive, but you save $5 a line. 
  • Higher data plans look cheaper, but you pay $5 more a line.
  • Looks like (comparing old to new) you'll pay more if you have 3 or more lines (the extra $5 add up), 2 lines is iffy what way it goes.

I'm glad that they got rid of the 300MB plan (with the $20 overages that only brought 300MB more), now for $5 more you get a 1GB plan (it's $10 more but the line fee is $5 less).

 

But with cheaper plans and higher line fees, people will lose out a little with their FAN discounts.

 

These are new announced plans, I'm comparing them to current (Aug. 17, 2016) published plans (not retention plans).

 

Still no Canada roaming built in, that's a little bit of a surprise to me...

 

Update: It looks like you can't buy additional data overage packs for these plans, it looks like you must pick the correct size or it just slows down (noit excited about that).

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Busternutt

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4 years ago

Yeap, people can stop complaining about getting socked with a $15 overage charge on the last day of their bill for 50-100 MB.



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pgrey

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4 years ago


@GLIMMERMAN76 wrote:

@Gary L wrote:

Keep in mind AT&T is not asking anyone to switch to the new plans.

 

I'm sure they're grandfathering us in, just like they always have.


Still does not change the fact that ATT is about to get over run by Tmobile.  Before end of the year tmobile is going to have as good or better coverage than ATT and Verizon.

 

ATT as I said need to INOVATE which they suck at.  They are really good at monkey see monkey do tho!


Better RURAL coverage, really?

I could have WiFi calling on TMo, which would be awesome, and solve several issues for me, but when I was on TMo before, rural coverage in WA state was really, really bad.  I could roam onto AT&T, but then I got capped, at 200MB/month, which was gone in a day.

 

There is the Canda thing, one of these new plans would definitely be a better deal, but I don't want to deal with seeing if I can get my Canada plan back, that was such a hassle last time, I don't understand why AT&T isn't competitive here (okay, not just here, as @GLIMMERMAN76 mentions, but it's a big one).

 

I've been looking at Fi, becaue they seem to let you roam, to all the TMo and Sprint partners, with no apparent caps, but I'd have to go with Android, and I'm not quite ready to bail on my 950XL, yet.

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sandblaster

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4 years ago

I don't think I'll be switching anytime soon. I've got 4 lines on the 15GB plan. The new 16GB plan costs me $10 more while the new 10GB plan costs the same as what I'm paying now. Since I've never had an overage on the 15GB plan, no reason to give up 5GB. 

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David606

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4 years ago

T-Mobile will have rural coverage anywhere close to Verizon or AT&T? Not happening by the end of the year. Comparable means covering small towns and remote areas in the fringes. Not just expanding suburb and exurb coverage. T-Mobile has to depend on giving away the farm in order to maintain it's current rate of growth. Lots of millenial hype and catering to younger, urban types. Net subscriber additions does not equal inscreased revenue however. It's that father of 3 college aged kids in his 60s that is the customer who brings in the true revenue. The person who wants to purchase his devices in store from a representative that sits down and shows him his new device.

 

Not sure what kind of innovation anyone is expecting. AT&T is never going to get into a discounting price war with psuedo-national carriers. Marketing hype and praise from glorified technology blogs means squat if you ask me.

 

This plan is obviously a means to match Verizon's no overage plans. So what. Gimmicks are nice for rapid growth but not exactly balance sheet friendly. T-Mobile running over anyone else is nice for a laugh. I guess if everyone on Howard Forums or Engadget say it in unison loud enough it may convince naive souls to believe it.

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lizdance40

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4 years ago

Picture me doing a happy dance!    This was the right thing to do and I'm really excited!

At least I was until I read the $20 line fee.    Why.  Aren't we trying to be BETTER than Verizon?

 

Im glad you dug this up.  

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Gary L

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4 years ago

What's got @lizdance40 so excited? No data overages?

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lizdance40

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4 years ago

I have reversed my opinion.  I was hoping they would keep the plan, just add these features to the existing plan.  I didn't see a need for new data plan sizes.

So, as of 8/21 I will officially be on a grandfathered plan.  

 

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Gary L

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@lizdance40 If they don't have new sizes then it's not enough news for a press release. It's just price changes (boring!).

 

My biggest complaint is while the 10GB for $20 is a nice price, it's a higher price and a lot of extra data if it doesn't rollover.  $10 for 5GB would still be a much better price but a little easier to swallow as an overage since you're actually saving money and still getting more data....

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I totally agree with @GLIMMERMAN76.  Unless AT&T ups their game T -mobile is in an excellent position to do some serious damage.  

They are inovating way ahead of the crowd.  The boots on the ground advertising program is another way T-mobile is going to steal customers.  

The spot near me that isn't covered is shrinking fast.  

 

Im disappointed AT&T is playing copycat.  

 

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@GLIMMERMAN76@lizdance40 What do you consider to be T-Mobile innovations?

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@lizdance40 Changing gears, I think they'll be easier for customers to understand:

  • Extra data cost the same for all the tiers and include the same amount of data (not the way it was before for both data and cost).
  • No automatic overages when you exceed your data (how to add more will be an issue, but a smaller one than I just got 3 overages and I don't know why!)
  • Line charge is the same for all plans.

 

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GLIMMERMAN76

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4 years ago

Binge on! Jump on demand is another one. Being able to change phones 3 times in a year is huge. Has anyone read tmobiles CEO comments on this joke of a plan change?
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Gary L

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And they are not trying to compete with T-Mobile's pricing:

  • 1 line with 6GB for $65 [AT&T $80]
  • 2 lines with 12GB (6GB each) for $100 [AT&T $120 for 2 lines sharing 10GB]
  • Starting with the 3rd line, T-Mobile charges $25 which includes 6GB data for that line [AT&T wants $20 a line with no additional data]

I'm okay with that, it's a different network and I can understand price differences.

But it's not the same network and has differnet coverages...

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Gary L

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@GLIMMERMAN76 Seriously? You'd consider changing your phone 3 times a year?  

 

I'm not sure if this is a huge feature, if you discovered something you hated later on your phone I suppose.  I'm sure I'd have jumped to a larger phone knowing if I didn't like I could jump back, but it's not like I'd exercise that option often.

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When we say T-Mobile is "closing the gap fast", are we referring to T-Mobile's coverage map? If so, it is totally unreliable. Fair coverage by them is either very little or no service. I've seen the complain on other boards time and time again. But hey, unlimited data is unlimited data.
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