AT&T to remove traditional plans, offer only Mobile Share plans starting October 25
AT&T announced today that it is removing its traditional voice calling plans and offering only Mobile Share plans to new customers. “Our customers have expressed an overwhelming preference for simplified options that allow them to share data across multiple devices,” writes AT&T in its press release announcing this change.
AT&T says this move is in response to customer demand for these Mobile Share plans. AT&T says it now has more than 13 million devices connected on these new shared data plans, which were introduced less than a year ago. It continues to be the most popular plan for new customers who sign up for service with AT&T.
Starting on October 25th, new customers will be able to select a Mobile Share plan that’ll give them unlimited talk minutes and unlimited text messages. Data is also included with these plans and can be shared between multiple devices. The entry level Mobile share plan starts as low as $70 a month for a smartphone and includes 300MB of shared data, while a mid-tier plan for a smartphone will cost $110 a month for 4GB of data. Additional devices like a tablet can be added for and additional $10 per month.
There will be no change for current customers, even when upgrading a device. Customers who have a traditional calling plan with an add-on data plan can keep this option as long as they want.
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