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FAN discounts with Mobile Share... again.

There are a number of threads regarding this but none of them have a decisive answer. It all seems to "depend on the plan". So, here's my question - I am currently on a FAN that provides a 25% discount to all services that are $25 or higher. This included my 2GB data plans for iPhone, now includes my $50 data plan for iPhone, along with discounts on the main service for our family plan. It does not discount the $9.99 charge. If this is correct, that would lead me to believe that the discount should apply to not only the $90-120 base cost of the Mobile Share plan, but also the $30-35 cost of each additional smartphone. Can someone please clarify? It would seem ridiculous that AT&T would not allow the discounts for Mobile Share - if so, why would any FAN customer switch? It would be cheaper to upgrade everyone to 5GB tethering plans.

There are a number of threads regarding this but none of them have a decisive answer. It all seems to "depend on the plan". So, here's my question - I am currently on a FAN that provides a 25% discount to all services that are $25 or higher. This included my 2GB data plans for iPhone, now includes my $50 data plan for iPhone, along with discounts on the main service for our family plan. It does not discount the $9.99 charge. If this is correct, that would lead me to believe that the discount should apply to not only the $90-120 base cost of the Mobile Share plan, but also the $30-35 cost of each additional smartphone. Can someone please clarify? It would seem ridiculous that AT&T would not allow the discounts for Mobile Share - if so, why would any FAN customer switch? It would be cheaper to upgrade everyone to 5GB tethering plans.

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btr94 wrote:

There are a number of threads regarding this but none of them have a decisive answer. It all seems to "depend on the plan". So, here's my question - I am currently on a FAN that provides a 25% discount to all services that are $25 or higher. This included my 2GB data plans for iPhone, now includes my $50 data plan for iPhone, along with discounts on the main service for our family plan. It does not discount the $9.99 charge. If this is correct, that would lead me to believe that the discount should apply to not only the $90-120 base cost of the Mobile Share plan, but also the $30-35 cost of each additional smartphone. Can someone please clarify? It would seem ridiculous that AT&T would not allow the discounts for Mobile Share - if so, why would any FAN customer switch? It would be cheaper to upgrade everyone to 5GB tethering plans.


there is a thread on mobile share in one of the other forums, the response was the fan discount applies to the base data paln, not to any ofthe phones. You discunt is based not only on the agreement that the organization worked out but on the terms of service for the plans.

 

Message # 26 and 28 in this thread, one os a quote from the Mobile share agreement and the other is a respones from the ATT person here

 

http://forums.wireless.att.com/t5/Data-Messaging-Features-Internet/Mobile-Share-Questions/m-p/325602...


btr94 wrote:

There are a number of threads regarding this but none of them have a decisive answer. It all seems to "depend on the plan". So, here's my question - I am currently on a FAN that provides a 25% discount to all services that are $25 or higher. This included my 2GB data plans for iPhone, now includes my $50 data plan for iPhone, along with discounts on the main service for our family plan. It does not discount the $9.99 charge. If this is correct, that would lead me to believe that the discount should apply to not only the $90-120 base cost of the Mobile Share plan, but also the $30-35 cost of each additional smartphone. Can someone please clarify? It would seem ridiculous that AT&T would not allow the discounts for Mobile Share - if so, why would any FAN customer switch? It would be cheaper to upgrade everyone to 5GB tethering plans.


there is a thread on mobile share in one of the other forums, the response was the fan discount applies to the base data paln, not to any ofthe phones. You discunt is based not only on the agreement that the organization worked out but on the terms of service for the plans.

 

Message # 26 and 28 in this thread, one os a quote from the Mobile share agreement and the other is a respones from the ATT person here

 

http://forums.wireless.att.com/t5/Data-Messaging-Features-Internet/Mobile-Share-Questions/m-p/3256021#U3256021

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Fan discounting on a Mobile Share Plan ONLY applies to the Unlimited Talk & Text portion of the plan. It does not apply to data on any of the mobile share plans. So if you were to convert to a 10GB Mobile Share Plan then instead of $120 for the unlimited talk & text, you would only pay $90. $120.00 - 25% = $90 $30 for each smartphone, $30 for any basic or QMD's, $20 for any laptop connect devices, netbooks, aircards, $10 for any tablet purchased at retail.
Fan discounting on a Mobile Share Plan ONLY applies to the Unlimited Talk & Text portion of the plan. It does not apply to data on any of the mobile share plans. So if you were to convert to a 10GB Mobile Share Plan then instead of $120 for the unlimited talk & text, you would only pay $90. $120.00 - 25% = $90 $30 for each smartphone, $30 for any basic or QMD's, $20 for any laptop connect devices, netbooks, aircards, $10 for any tablet purchased at retail.

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Fan discounting on a Mobile Share Plan ONLY applies to the Unlimited Talk & Text portion of the plan. It does not apply to data on any of the mobile share plans. So if you were to convert to a 10GB Mobile Share Plan then instead of $120 for the unlimited talk & text, you would only pay $90. $120.00 - 25% = $90 $30 for each smartphone, $30 for any basic or QMD's, $20 for any laptop connect devices, netbooks, aircards, $10 for any tablet purchased at retail.
how do you figure that? The base charge for a mobile share plan includes the unlimited talk and text AND the selected data amount, the three services are not billed as seperate lines. Wht the fan discount does not apply to on these plans is the device charges.
 

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Fan discounting on a Mobile Share Plan ONLY applies to the Unlimited Talk & Text portion of the plan. It does not apply to data on any of the mobile share plans. So if you were to convert to a 10GB Mobile Share Plan then instead of $120 for the unlimited talk & text, you would only pay $90. $120.00 - 25% = $90 $30 for each smartphone, $30 for any basic or QMD's, $20 for any laptop connect devices, netbooks, aircards, $10 for any tablet purchased at retail.
how do you figure that? The base charge for a mobile share plan includes the unlimited talk and text AND the selected data amount, the three services are not billed as seperate lines. Wht the fan discount does not apply to on these plans is the device charges.
 

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The discount comes off of the main portion of the mobile share plans. Literally nothing else. And in no scenario that I could come up would the old legacy plans with 1-5 lines, all with $50 data plans, be less costly than a 10GB mobile share plan with the same amount of lines. The larger mobile share plans actually allow you more of a savings because the discount applies to the huge main portion.

The discount comes off of the main portion of the mobile share plans. Literally nothing else. And in no scenario that I could come up would the old legacy plans with 1-5 lines, all with $50 data plans, be less costly than a 10GB mobile share plan with the same amount of lines. The larger mobile share plans actually allow you more of a savings because the discount applies to the huge main portion.

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domenicpal wrote:

The discount comes off of the main portion of the mobile share plans. Literally nothing else. And in no scenario that I could come up would the old legacy plans with 1-5 lines, all with $50 data plans, be less costly than a 10GB mobile share plan with the same amount of lines. The larger mobile share plans actually allow you more of a savings because the discount applies to the huge main portion.


on a mobile share plan you have 5 devices sharing 10gb so 2GB per device

on the 50.00 5GB you have 5 devices that each have 5 GB available to it.

 

for a more accurate DATA comparison you need to compare to the 30GB plan that would give 6GB per device, a lot cliser then 2GB per device. at the point the cost of the plan is 450.00. you can do the same for 349.99 in a family plan. 


domenicpal wrote:

The discount comes off of the main portion of the mobile share plans. Literally nothing else. And in no scenario that I could come up would the old legacy plans with 1-5 lines, all with $50 data plans, be less costly than a 10GB mobile share plan with the same amount of lines. The larger mobile share plans actually allow you more of a savings because the discount applies to the huge main portion.


on a mobile share plan you have 5 devices sharing 10gb so 2GB per device

on the 50.00 5GB you have 5 devices that each have 5 GB available to it.

 

for a more accurate DATA comparison you need to compare to the 30GB plan that would give 6GB per device, a lot cliser then 2GB per device. at the point the cost of the plan is 450.00. you can do the same for 349.99 in a family plan. 

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