AT&T 'Working On' Shared Data Plans
In response to questions posed at the AllThingsD conference today, AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega indicated that the company is exploring the idea of data plans that are shared across lines. "Once you have so many devices that you're carrying, you may want a shared plan. The more focus groups we do, the more we think that may be the way," he said. The Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg then asked, "So do you have a shared plan?" De la Vega responded, "We're working on it." De la Vega indicated that more information would be available about such a plan soon. Verizon Wireless has already indicated that it may offer shared data plans in the future.
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Verizon Debuts Flexible Data Plans
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Sprint Announces 'Better Choice' Plans for Shared Data
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Verizon Adds XXL 18GB Data Option for $100
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but does it rollover??
I wonder if shared data plans max out at 2GB too, them thinking it would be enough.
The Majority vs The Minority
The next plan up is 5GB for 60 or 50 bucks depending on if your device is 3G or 4G.
And WIFI is everywhere... I mean, it's pretty hard to find no wifi (though some are secured networks).
That is all.
getting to the point where some may say "just forget about data"
How long would McDonalds stay in business if they tried to implement a 'everybody gets unlimited Big Mac...
dumb phone and smart phones
AT&T You started all this tiered data mess