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The plans allow customers to add up to 10 devices to a single data plan with unlimited talk and text as well

AT&T is following in the footsteps of Verizon by unveiling Mobile Share plans, which offers customers another choice in the way of data, talk and text.

AT&T's Mobile Share plans aim to allow customers to share a single plate of data across various devices like smartphones and tablets. Unlimited talk and text are added to that chunk of data as well.

The idea behind the new plans is to give customers better control over what device they choose to use with their data bucket, and how they choose to use it. These plans consolidate data and give customers the option to use their one large chunk of data on any mobile device.

“We offer customers a broad choice and the best lineup of plans, now enhanced by Mobile Share,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility. “With these new plans, the more you share, the more you save. They’ll be a good fit for a variety of new and existing customers. But if customers want to stay on their current plan or choose from our existing plans, they can do that, too. It’s their choice. 

“Today we think of people’s smartphones and tablets sharing a bucket of data. But in the future we’ll see health care monitors, connected cars, security systems and other devices in the home all connected to the mobile Internet,” said Christopher. “Our Mobile Share plans are simple, easy and a great value for individuals or families with multiple mobile Internet devices.”

Customers can choose one of the new Mobile Share plans without having to sign a contract extension, but they are not required to switch to one of these plans. For those that do want to switch, all they have to do is choose how much data they want per month and tie up to 10 devices (one must be a smartphone) to their new Mobile Share plan. Each Mobile Share plan includes unlimited domestic calls and texts for smartphones or basic messaging phones. They also include tethering.

Here is the pricing table for Mobile Share plans:

The new Mobile Share plans will be available in late August.

Just last month, Verizon revealed its "Share Everything" plans, which is basically the same exact idea as AT&T's Mobile Share plans. Customers can purchase "buckets" of data and add various mobile devices to the plan with unlimited talk and text.

Source: AT&T

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Too Expensive :-/
By Myrandex on 7/18/2012 11:30:28 AM , Rating: 4
Too expensive, just like Verizon's shared data plans.

Here is the breakdown:

Current: $165 for three smartphones, unlimited text, more minutes than I know what to do with including unlimited mobile to mobile, and 2.4GB of data

Now it would be $175 for three smart phones, unlimited text, unlimited calls, and 1GB of data.

Or it would be $190 for three smart phones, unlimited text, unlimited calls, and 4GB of data.

Straight Talk 3 smart phnes unlimited everything including data, $135, and still on the same AT&T great performing network in my area.

RE: Too Expensive :-/
By Dr of crap on 7/18/2012 12:35:10 PM , Rating: 2
ALL RIGHT - way to use their own stupidity against them.
Wish more people would do this, then the price would drop.

RE: Too Expensive :-/
By kidboodah on 7/18/2012 3:59:01 PM , Rating: 2
They're just additional plans to choose from. AT&T still offers their other plans as well.

These plans are meant for people that have multiple data devices and are paying for data on all of them. So the fact that I have a laptop, I have an iPad and I have multiple smartphones... that makes these plans alot more appealing than to someone who doesn't. Just continue on with the other plans and stop groaning and moaning about how expensive they are.

Ever think that maybe you're not the target customer for these plans?

RE: Too Expensive :-/
By crimson117 on 7/18/2012 4:58:30 PM , Rating: 2
>Current: $165 for three smartphones, unlimited text, more minutes than I know what to do with including unlimited mobile to mobile, and 2.4GB of data

Wait what plan do you have? Where do you get 2.4GB - seems like an odd number?

RE: Too Expensive :-/
By fearrun on 7/18/2012 5:28:32 PM , Rating: 2
Possibly the previous 2GB plan with two 200MB plans.

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