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AT&T Expands Mobile Share Plans With 300MB and 2GB Options

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AT&T expanded their Mobile Share plans this afternoon to include a 300MB and 2GB plan to their already extensive line-up of data options. The 300MB plan will run $20 per month, while the 2GB plan drops in at $50. These new plans also help match up to Verizon’s 2GB offering, since AT&T previously jumped from 1GB to 4GB options. 

We’ve got the new plans included in AT&T’s updated chart below, which also lists out the cost per smartphone. To give you an idea as to where this new 2GB plan stands when compared to Verizon’s Share Everything, you are looking at $45 + $50 for unlimited talk and text and 2GB of data, bringing you to $95 per month. On Big Red, the 2GB plan at $60 plus a smartphone for $40, would run you $100.

So there is your share data options from the two biggest carriers in the U.S.

The new AT&T plans go live on July 26.

Oh, and keep in mind that you can get unlimited, talk, text and data (with 2.5GB at full 4G speeds) on T-Mobile for $60.

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Via:  AT&T

  • MagicMike Kelley

    ATT is constantly trying to get me to switch. They could never hang because I don’t need more than 2GB shared data. They must’ve kept this secret even from employees because as of last week I had this conversation with them.

    Even still – they’d have to make it sexy for me to switch. Why would I leave one to go to the other for the same price?

  • John

    I love the 300mb Verizon plan I’m on. I just wish they offered a 150mb plan for even cheaper. I probably use about 20gb of data a month but all on wifi. I’m also glad talking about “minutes” is a thing of the past.

  • tomn1ce

    $100/month on vzw, how the hell did they say that these plans were better then having unlimited data plan for $30 on top of the minute plan and text plan that you choose. I pay $85/month on vzw that include $30 for unlimited data, $40 for 450 minutes and $5 for 250 texts oh and $7 for insurance. and this is with a 19% discount. On the purchase of my next phone I won’t be paying vzw for insurance and I’m looking into getting rid of the text plan. That will be $13 less from the bill.

    • NAM37

      >> how the hell did they say that these plans were better then having unlimited data plan for $30 on top of the minute plan and text plan that you choose

      Better for Verizon…

    • Xeneize480

      You have a discount and you still bitching? You have issues dumb ass.

      • I-Troll-U

        That was a mature reply ;)

        • Xeneize480

          My reply was not about being mature but about dumb asses that complaint about price and still get a discount that others don’t get and don’t bitch..

          • I-Troll-U

            And another very mature reply ;)

          • Justin W

            I had a discount with them and I still was getting screwed. My monthly bill was around $90 with a 15% discount, and little did I know I could switch and pay about half as much for the same service.

            The reason people “bitch” is because the prices are unfair when clearly alternatives (with less cost price-wise) that are profitable show there’s no need to charge $100+ bucks for wireless service.

      • tomn1ce

        I’m bitching at the fact that when the share everything plans came out vzw had the nerves to say that these plans are better then unlimited data plans. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one with a discount that’s not too happy about these prices.

  • rader023

    Keep in mind this includes unlimited messaging (if you care) and VZW unlimited does not. For me a share plan with two phones, 10 GB to share, equal the cost of unlimited on my VZW corporate discount for two lines.

    • Trueblue711

      VZW’s does include unlimited SMS/MMS.

      • rader023

        Not if you are still on umlimited data.

        • Trueblue711

          That’s not what the article is talking about. They are talking about comparing AT&T’s new plan to Verizon’s Share Everything plan, which never included unlimited data. Unlimited data was tied to their older plans.

          • rader023

            I was talking about the people comparing their unlimited plans to these prices. I was just saying you have to take off 20 to make up for umlimited messaging being included for a fair comparison.

  • Joshua P.

    jesus christ, is that really what people are paying for data.

  • NexusPhan69

    $30 a month for 100 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data from T-Mobile. Best deal there is.

    • Billy Buttons

      When T-Mobile’s an option. They have some of the worst coverage in south-eastern Wisconsin. I’d be better off on one of the smaller ones like Boost or Cricket.

      • NexusPhan69

        Oh it’s definitely hit or miss. That’s the beauty of it. Only $30 for a month to find out if it works for you. If not, cancel and there is no other cost.

        • Billy Buttons

          I tried it a few years ago after Verizon pissed me off. It was the 30-day trial thing and had to cancel because I couldn’t get any signal in the majority of the places I regularly spend time (work, home, etc.). VZW got me back with some insanely good deal on a phone. Granted this was all a few years ago so it may have changed but judging by their maps it still doesn’t look too great.

    • Chris Cannon

      I keep seeing that plan thrown out every time there’s a post like this, but I can’t find it on the T-mobile site.
      Can you provide a link, please?

      • Robert Boluyt

        Its a Walmart exclusive.

        • Chris Cannon

          Ah, thanks.

          • Justin W

            You can ask for it in a T-Mo store and they can still give it to you, however.

      • I-Troll-U

        http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

        It’s at the bottom of the page.

        • Chris Cannon

          There it is… I guess I just glanced over it as ‘web page noise’ since there are no links associated with it.
          Thanks

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        You can get it at WalMart or on T-Mobile’s website when you go to activate a new SIM card.

    • Robert Boluyt

      So long as you don’t talk.

      • Justin W

        No, seriously, it’s the best deal there is. You can talk to anyone for any amount of time via a VoIP app (such as GrooveIP) with no need to use your minutes.

    • Trueblue711

      100 minutes is a bit low, even for anti-social people.

      • Chris Cannon

        True, but in 8 years with VZW, I think I’ve used more than 100 minutes (including free in-network ones) maybe 1 or 2 months, and those were in evacuation situations. The OTHER line in our family plan, however….

    • Xeneize480

      Funny part is why VZW and Att still getting more customers than tmobile or sprint if they offer “unl data” if these companies are so much better why is vzw still with 110 million customers and tmobile and sprint don’t get any bigger lol

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Because AT&T and Verizon have the most coverage…

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      If you get service.

  • I-Troll-U

    What a freaking Rip-Off Amazed people on Vzw and AT&T haven’t revolted by now.

    • Tojen1981

      Its simple really. If you travel a lot or just like the peace of mind knowing you have service pretty much anywhere there is civilization, you pick your poison between the big two. If you’re very rarely out of a major metro area, sprint or T-Mobile are just fine.

      • I-Troll-U

        I understand why people pay more to be on Vzw and AT&T.. My comment was about how much they charge for their service and being amazed people haven’t said enough is enough already….

        • Tojen1981

          What shall we do then to stick it to them?

          • I-Troll-U

            I’m sure you will figure it out one day when you are paying $200 for one line ;)

          • Tojen1981

            Is there a disconnect in our conversation or something? It’s all voluntary commerce. Either its worth it or it isn’t to you. Have a feature phone/smartphone or don’t. As stated earlier, if you need to have the best nationwide coverage, you go with Verizon or AT&T. If you don’t, go with something more cost efficient. I would love to have Sprint instead of At&T, but Sprint has no coverage where I live. Zilch, zero, nada, no bars. Should I become a Sprint customer and pay $80 a month for something i can’t use? Yeah, that’ll show At&T.

          • I-Troll-U

            I’d say there is some sort of disconnect.. My comment was asking when is enough enough?.. When does the customer decide that being gouged isn’t worth the so called “Piece of mind” that they get when using a certain carrier. Some people have no choice if they want cellular service but a lot do. I am very curious as to what will be that breaking point..

          • coolsilver

            Close to it now with my device plan on GS4

  • DroidzFX

    These prices are getting out of hand.

  • Guest

    Hey man, Would you please change that at&t logo by this one? Thank you.
    http://images.wikia.com/ans/images/4/4e/Death-star-att.jpg

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    How are we allowing this this is robbery

    • Tojen1981

      The same way people used to pay .25-.30 cents a minute to make a long distance phone call on a land line. Mobile data is in high demand right now, so prices are high.

    • Eric Ramos

      And cuz people don’t want to pay full cost for the phone, they allow them to do this.

  • Tom Luley

    The day I lose my unlimited will be the day that I cry myself a river, throw a boat on it and punch the nearest Verizon coperate employee in the face. This chart made me angry and glad that I still have unlimited.

    • Xeneize480

      I think I will send an email to verizon to keep an eye on you so if anything happens to a vzw employee you should go to jail for being a stupid son of a bitch. People like make this world sick every day. Ciao Ass Hole!

      • Tom Luley

        Ummmmwut…

    • MagicMike Kelley

      I caved and gave up my unlimited. It made no sense to keep it. I’d end up with $175 in overages on voice and yet after reviewing a years worth of bills I never exceeded 2GB. Now if I go over the 2GB I pay $15, not $175 and I have unlimited voice.

      • Tom Luley

        Yeah I went in to upgrade to my GS4 and expected to drop the unlimited, come to find out I average 9.5GB a month so I found a workaround

        • MagicMike Kelley

          I don’t understand how people use that much data. I use my phone CONSTANTLY. I don’t download movies with it. I do use youtube at times or maybe pandora. I mean, damn – I don’t even have my phone connected wifi when I’m home. That shit’s crazy.

          • hoosiercub88

            It doesn’t really matter if you don’t understand, people do. I sometimes do.. it’s just how we use our phones. Deal with it.

          • MagicMike Kelley

            It was an inquisitive statement tool. What’s with the attitude? How about instead of flexing your internet nuts you contribute to the conversation with “Gee – I rack up data usage by x, y and z.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            It’s easy. Do you use Google Play Music? If so, streaming that alone on your way to work on high quality will eat through gigs a month. Stream some HD videos on YouTube, downloading app updates (some games are several hundreds megs), and you can see how easy it is for some people.

          • MagicMike Kelley

            Ahh – I do know folks that use google play music. I’ve never done it. I load music on my unit for the gym and then the rest of the time I usually listen to audio books again loaded onto the phone itself. I suppose that makes sense. I try to not DL apps/updates unless I hook to wifi.

            Is it me or does the bloatware get more effing updates than anything else

          • michael arazan

            I used 3.5 GB just with all access for the past 22 days, 5 gb on my browser watching movies, and if you ever load HD videos you record with your phone, uploading them to cloud storage eats a lot of data too. 720 is 1 gb per 20 minutes of recording, and 1080 is 1 gb for about 10 minutes, and the fastest way to upload is over lte, so I’m keeping that unlimited for $30 a month

          • MagicMike Kelley

            Yah, if you manage to use that data that often then that makes perfect sense.

            I’m glad you folks are telling me how you’re using it. When I pick up my s4 it’ll be my first 4g unit. (coming from the x2) so I’ll have ensure I’m not just going nuts using data just because I have the speed to do it.

          • Tom Luley

            I’d rather no publicly state how some months I am so high, I dont want to get jumped on by everyone and their brother on here, but it does happen and 2GB is nothing when connected to LTE, really.