AT&T Out with Data Share Plan, Verizon too

AT&T must be reading this blog, because finally we are seeing discounted data rates for additional devices on our mobile plans. In May, I posted a question asking Why isn’t there a mobile data plan for someone with 5 mobile devices?

Think about it, the consumption of a single user can only be on a multiple of one, but that user may have more than 1 device that they are consuming data over wireless networks. My examples included a mobile phone, mobile laptop, tablet, car navigation, and potentially a full sized laptop (work intensive purposes). There are lots of uses for multiple tablets and when technology is important for your success, data consumption must be accessible, and more and more people rely on technology and that number continues to grow.

AT&T has realized this now, offering a $10 Data Connect plan, that is coupled to your mobile data package. Thank you AT&T. Hopefully this should spur some additional growth in the multi device, single person market.

Verizon has a similar plan, and allows up to 10 devices. You do pay more per device. They have a calculator to figure out your data costs per month here: Verizon Everything Calculator.

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One Response to AT&T Out with Data Share Plan, Verizon too

  1. evan says:

    I found if I were to switch my AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan to AT&T’s new mobile share data plan with 6GB a month data, I would save $5 a month. Meanwhile, our combined data usage averages about 3.5 GB a month. AT&T has a 4GB data plan, but my average is too close to consider that tier. Although my wife has an LTE iPhone 5, I haven’t switched my iPhone to an LTE model yet, but when I do I’ll compare my data usage again for about 3 months of usage to see if I consume more data than my 3G model before I consider switching to their mobile share plan. I don’t need unlimited if I really can’t benefit from it, I just like the idea of unlimited data.

    If AT&T wanted to get me off of their unlimited data plan though, I could be bought with 64GB iPhone 5 at no out of pocket cost to me! :)

    This is what I get with AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited plan

    My current iPhone plan
    FamilyTalk Nation 1400 with Rollover = $80
    Data Unlimited for iPhone = $30
    Messaging 200 txt = $5

    My second line iPhone plan
    FamilyTalk Nation 1400 with Rollover = 9.99
    Data Unlimited for iPhone = $30
    Messaging 1000 txt = $10

    Total: $165 + taxes

    Meanwhile, this is what I get with if I switched to AT&T’s current data plan

    My potential iPhone plan
    Mobile Share 6GB with Unlimited Talk & Text = $90
    Mobile Share for iPhone on 4G LTE = $35

    My potential second line iPhone plan
    Mobile Share 6GB with Unlimited Talk & Text = $0
    Mobile Share for iPhone on 4G LTE = $35

    Total: 160 + taxes

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