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

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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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Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

Nice find @Gary L. I may be able to actually use this plan and save a couple dollars.



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ACE - Expert

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

Thanks @Busternutt can you share what you're thinking of doing?

 

I'm just trying to get a feel of what people are thinking...

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Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

I may actually bump up my data to 25GB or just get the 16GB. They are a bit less restricting (thank goodness). Only $10 more ;).
~Sunshine 🙂
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ACE - Expert

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

@Rayosun Keep in mind you're going to pay $5 more a line for the new plans that are 10GB and up.

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Message 5 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

Wife and I share data. Until a couple months ago, we had 1GB, which was more than enough. But I had to switch to a 15 GB plan when we traveled and lost the 1 GB plan. So now we are on 2 GB and usually have about 1.5 roll over. 

 

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.

 

My line service will drop from $25 to $20 and the wife will be out of contract in another 3 months ($40 --> $20). When that happens, we'll be looking at 2 lines, 1GB data for about $85 (or less) a month with my FAN discount.



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Message 6 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

@Gary L - Yup! I'm aware of the $5 increase. However, where are you reading the part of the $5 a line savings? I'm seeing it says the prices will be $20/line across the board with the new Advantage plans.
~Sunshine 🙂
Message 7 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

@Rayosun If you currently have a 10 GB or less plan, you pay $25 per line with the $15 discount. It will drop to $20 for customers like me, but go up $5 for customers like you.



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Message 8 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

@Busternutt - Roger that. understood 🙂 I am surprised they did not include Canada roaming with this...
~Sunshine 🙂
Message 9 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

@Rayosun, Yeah, me too. What's the point of keeping it such a secret and such a pain to get it added? It would be just another selling point if they made it automatic (or at least added through myatt) and I really doubt it would affect the bottom line that much. I mean, how many customers travel to Canada compared to the total number of ATT subscribers? 2-5% maybe and only for couple weeks out of the year.

 

@ATTMobilityCare, are you listening????



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Message 10 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

@Busternutt- Considering VZW added it to their plans, I can't imagine it hurting the bottom of either carrier too much. As it stands though,

AT&T has the worst international packages of all carriers. Once upon a time though it was a value. Today's age.. Ehh not so much.
~Sunshine 🙂
Message 11 of 148
ACE - Expert

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

New plans are over priced but hey whats new.  Att has yet to not COPY OR BE LATE TO THE PARTY.  It would be nice if att would INOVATE!

 

These new plans while having no overage would cost me more

 

I pay 198.50 for 30gb of data 6 lines and a connected device line.

 

New plan assuming connected devices stay at 10 would be 231.50

 

Yeah no overages is not worth 33 bucks sorry ATT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

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.

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Message 13 of 148
Professor

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb

Agreed with @Gary L. Also wouldn't go as far as to say the new plans suck but yeah, they aren't the best. Good thing is there are no overages in this. People have been asking this for ages. So this is practically unlimited data (@ 128 Kbps) once you go over your high speed data bucket.
~Sunshine 🙂
Message 14 of 148
ACE - Expert

Re: New Mobile Share Advantage plans available Aug. 21 w/ NO data overages (unlimited data at 128 kb


@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!

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