AT&T Drops Cost of 10GB Mobile Share Plan
AT&T today altered the cost and structure of its 10GB (and higher) Mobile Share Plan, representing a significant savings for families or small businesses. Starting February 2, two smartphones can get unlimited voice minutes and messaging plus 10GB of data for $130 per month. Each additional smartphone line costs another $15 per month, so three lines will cost $145, four lines will cost $160, and five lines will cost $175. The same rates apply for up to 10 lines. AT&T said this new plan pricing does not apply to GoPhone plans nor machine-to-machine lines. Rather, customers are expected to select an AT&T Next plan.
T-Mobile Offering New Family Plan with 10GB Per Line for $120
T-Mobile today announced a new family plan that offers 10GB of data to each line, up to four lines. T-Mobile says $100 buys two lines with unlimited talk and text and 10GB of data per line.
Sprint Ups the Ante with $150 Unlimited Family Bundle
Sprint today announced a new promotion that will give a family of four unlimited talk, text, and data for $150 per month. A single line for the unlimited plan costs $75 per month.
MetroPCS Introduces $60 Family Plan
MetroPCS is offering families a new deal that starts at $60 per month for two lines. The refreshed family plan includes unlimited talk, text, 6 GB of data, Music Unlimited, and mobile hotspot for each line.
Cricket Ups Data Buckets and Brings Back Unlimited Service
Cricket Wireless today improved its service plans with more data. Beginning November 5, the $30 monthly plan will include 2 GB of data (up from 1 GB), and the $40 plan will include 5 GB of data (up from 4 GB).
Still, pretty amazing. Just not enough details yet. What's the contract pricing, still $40? Did it drop to $30 again (which would be cool...
The New Mobile Share 10GB details from ATT directly
You want a summary?
Each phone REGARDLESS of situation, that has been activated BEFORE 02/02/14 will cost $15 - basic, smart, 2 year, NEXT - whatever scenario you're imagining.
Scenario: 2 iPhone 5s that have been activated since September 2013 - cost? $100 + $15 * 2 = $130.
2 year contract AFTER 02/02/14? Don't bother.
Any other activation after 02/02/14 that ISN'T a 2 year contract will make your line $15 - 2 year = $40.
TLDR; 2 years are going away, and ATT is making it almost impossible to resist the urge to go any other way. The pricing is absolutely amazing for the network you get.
15 GB $130 + $15 * 3 = $175 (unlim text and talk). Yeah...