AT&T has announced new Mobile Share Advantage plans that offer no data overage charges when a user reaches their high-speed data allotment for the month. Instead, the user will be restricted to a maximum bandwidth of 128kbps until their monthly cycle ends.
The new plans bring new monthly rates, all for differing amounts of monthly data usage.
The New Plans Are:
- 1GB for $30/month
- 3GB for $40/month
- 6GB for $60/month
- 10GB for $80/month
- 16GB for $90/month
- 25GB for $110/month
- 30GB for $135/month
Compared to the old plans of:
- 300MB for $20/month
- 2GB for $30/month
- 5GB for $50/month
- 15GB for $100/month
- 20GB for $140/month
- 25GB for $175/month
- 30GB for $225/month
For those with really large data appetites, AT&T will also offer 40GB, 50GB, 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB data tiers, while business customers can select from plans ranging from 25GB to 200GB of data shared across up to 25 lines. The new plans also offer unlimited U.S. talk and text, rollover data, sharable data, and Mobile Hotspot tethering.
The new plans will carry an additional $20 access charge per smartphone per month for each plan. That charge was previously pegged at $25 per month for 5GB or lower plans, and $15 per month for 15GB and above plans.
AT&T says the many of the new plans offer customers more data at a lower cost per megabyte than previous plans.
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.
We’ve also revised our 25GB and higher plans. We now offer a new 25GB plan for $190 per month for 4 smartphone lines (previously $235 per month) and our 30GB plan is now $215 per month for 4 smartphone lines (previously $285 per month). Customers can add up to 10 lines on both plans.
The new plans are available as of August 21. If you’re an existing AT&T customer, you’ll need to contact the carrier, as they say existing
victims customers will NOT be automatically migrated to a new plan. Additional details are available on the AT&T website.