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Gary L

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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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Gary L

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I'm wondering how many steps have to be done to add the extra data to the plan. You don't want it to be too complicated if you're crawling at 128 kbps!

 

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GLIMMERMAN76

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4 years ago

Its nice to see Apple struggle. There sales have went backwards. I think the 7 will not sell well. Unless they learn that 16gb phones are so 2014. What a widget is and how to make a customizable lock screen and a whole phone for that matter and a app drawer. I look for Samsung to keep out selling Apple in q3 2016. Now back to the programing.
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pgrey

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4 years ago


@Gary L wrote:

I'm wondering how many steps have to be done to add the extra data to the plan. You don't want it to be too complicated if you're crawling at 128 kbps!

 

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Yeah, interesting question. 
Not sure about Verizon, but on TMobile this is a really slick interface on their website.  

You just choose the number of bucket(s) you want to add, and say "buy" and you're done, maybe 2-3 clicks, tops.  You can go back, and add more too, same deal, and then you're just back on your regular plan, next biling cycle.

Hopefully they take the cue...

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Gary L

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4 years ago

Fifty-Million iPhones is not struggling... They just sold their billionth iPhone a few weeks ago.

 

After going forwards the last five years they have to take a step backwards (or two), I'm okay with that. How could have possibly sustained the huge growth that they repeated constantly in a market that they've never been a part of? Anyone who acts suprised that this eventually would happen couldn't have really thinking about it. 

 

When people act like a bad quarter is 50,000,000 iPhones, I'm not sure how to respond to that.  

 

Other than thinking ONE BILLION !!!

 

I don't mind Samsung, bananas or lucky charms outselling them it has no impact on my experience or the flavor of my Kool-Aid  🙂

 

 

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pgrey

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4 years ago

I'm no iOS fan, quite the opposite, as many know ;-]


With Win Phone faltering though, we need Apple, like it or not, to keep things evolving, IMO (I can't believe I'm actually typing this ;-]).

 

If Android becomes the only real game, I think it will falter too, at least somewhat, for awhile, I'd bet.

The one thing it's got going for it is that it's still rooted in public-domain, so it can evolve, even if companies building phones slow things, if people introduce cool stuff, it's got a good chance to get merged.

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Gary L

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4 years ago


@Busternutt wrote:

@Looking at the new plan, I would settle for 1 GB again and switch to the 16GB ($10 cheaper than the current 15 GB @ $100) when we travel


You don't even need to switch plans, you can just add the extra 10GB for $20 for the trip and not need to switch back (it's only 11GB though).  Or tack on another 10GB on top (if you can) if you need it.

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Gary L

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4 years ago

Am I thinking about this wrong? On most of these plans wouldn't you be better off getting one of the lower plans and adding 10GB for $20???

 

Get 1 GB for $30 then

  • add 10GB for $20 and now you have an 11GB plan for $50?
  • add another 10GB and you've got 21GB for $70?
  • 31GB for $90?
  • and so on...

No FAN discount on the extra data (or rollover probably) but still...

Not talk/text to Mexico/Canada either.

 

Am I missing something??

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pgrey

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@Gary L wrote:

Am I thinking about this wrong? On most of these plans wouldn't you be better off getting one of the lower plans and adding 10GB for $20???

 

Get 1 GB for $30 then

  • add 10GB for $20 and now you have an 11GB plan for $50?
  • add another 10GB and you've got 21GB for $70?
  • 31GB for $90?
  • and so on...

No FAN discount on the extra data (or rollover probably) but still...

Not talk/text to Mexico/Canada either.

 

Am I missing something??


Good catch, I didn't even really look at the plans <10GB, but you're right, why not just get a really small plan, and add, per-month, it sure looks like 31GB for 90 to me too...

 

Weird, I can't imagine people didn't review this, maybe there's a catch somewhere, in more small print, about back-to-back overages and consequences?

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DJBeefdip

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4 years ago

I guess I'll go with this plan as I have 2 phones paying $25 a line so I'lll be saving $10.

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@David606

uh yeah line fees shouldn't exist in the first place. real greedy train of thought that your service is such hot **** that it's a luxary to have a device connected to the service your already paying for while forcing most people to buy phones from you in the first place.

Busternutt

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Cut and pasted from the news release. This is a poorly written paragraph and I think we've all misread it.

 

"For example, if you have 2 smartphone lines on a current Mobile Share Value 5GB plan for $100 per month, you can now get the new Mobile Share Advantage 6GB plan – 1 additional GB of data for the same price, plus no overages. If you need more data, for $20 more a month, you can get 10GB of data."

 

It doesn't say you can buy an extra 10GB for $20. They are saying if the 6 GB plan isn't enough for you, you can get the 10 GB plan for a mere $20 more. It is very misleading.

 

While they don't say it, I imagine that like Verizon's plan, you can add data for X dollars if you don't want to be slowed down to 128 kbps. We'll just have to wait 3 more days to find out.



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4 years ago

Okay... Don't know who the "One star bandit" is, don't care, doesn't matter....But as a point of etiquette, the stars are to mark an answer as quality or not.  This ain't Facebook and stars are not a like/dislike button.  Anyone who marks a one star because he doesn't like a correct and factual answer is misusing the stars.  

 

Example of a correct and factual answer that has been "disliked."...

 

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I give out 5 stars all the time.  Everyone on this thread has received a 5 star from me at some point, some of you several times.

The only time I ever gave one star is for someone who gave completely incorrect, bad answers.

 

@David606 thanks for putting up with us.

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@Busternutt wrote:

Cut and pasted from the news release. This is a poorly written paragraph and I think we've all misread it.

 

"For example, if you have 2 smartphone lines on a current Mobile Share Value 5GB plan for $100 per month, you can now get the new Mobile Share Advantage 6GB plan – 1 additional GB of data for the same price, plus no overages. If you need more data, for $20 more a month, you can get 10GB of data."

 

It doesn't say you can buy an extra 10GB for $20. They are saying if the 6 GB plan isn't enough for you, you can get the 10 GB plan for a mere $20 more. It is very misleading.

 

While they don't say it, I imagine that like Verizon's plan, you can add data for X dollars if you don't want to be slowed down to 128 kbps. We'll just have to wait 3 more days to find out.


Unlike the Verizon plan which offers a data boost for $15, (which doesn't roll over).  ATT has set up the plan so that it's a better deal to bump up to the next plan.  Not a bad idea if you think of it.   If you're in the 6 gig plan and you need more, you can go up to the next size plan.  

The benefit is any extra you don't use rolls over for another month.  Verizon's data boost does not roll over.  

 

It is one good idea in a sea of stolen ideas....

 

 

 

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Gary L

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4 years ago

RATS! I bet you're correct. 

 

Good catch @Busternutt !

 

We'll that answers the other question I had, which was "how do you actually purchase this extra 10GB"?

 

Can't say I'm a fan of how this works if that's the case (and I don't mean the money loophole I thought I'd found). Just more hassle changing the plan (if you have things added, like Canada Roaming).

 

 

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Busternutt

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Well, unfortunately, two or three times a year we go to Florida for a lengthy visit and I have to increase our data for tethering. I may not jump on these new plans right away, but eventually, I won't have any choice.



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