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AT&T's Shared Data Plans Arrive Late August

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ChrisSmith2002

Jul 18, 2012, 1:11 PM

How it will work with Employee Discounts?

Wondering if anyone knows how employee discount plans would work on a shared data account.
the newer data plans that ATT trotted out last year did not carry any employer discounts, so I would doubt that this would ... I could be wrong
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Ken6271

Jul 19, 2012, 8:09 AM

Unlimited data is not important to have anymore

Can someone please explain to me why its so important to have unlimited on there phones when there is wifi almost everywhere. It's annoying to hear people talk about keeping there unlimited plan when all unlimited does is bog down the network and ruins the experience for people willing to pay for data fairly..its annoying..I used to have unlimited but I chose to go to tiered because I learned that I don't go over 3GB anyway..if I do im willing to pay the overage..There is wifi everywhere..I don't get it...get over the unlimited data..evenually it will go away for good.
Sad

Your generalization about wifi everywhere is baseless. Are you a phone company employee? Why would you want to pay for something with a limit when it was offered without a limit?

If the phone company cannot handle the demand then they shou...
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I don't have WiFi access nor do I wish to be dependent upon it when I have my trusty unlimited data and mobile broadband connect features. Yay.
wifi_guy

Jul 18, 2012, 9:27 AM

Look VZW. AT&T got it RIGHT!

AT&T figured out shared data plans aren't for everyone and it doesn't cost anymore to keep existing plans. Thank you AT&T. You'll have a new long time customer soon!
Yeah, even though I preferred the top 5% throttling to their current model (worked out better for me), at least AT&T isn't gonna stiff me when and if I upgrade my phone. Good going, AT&T.
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Well if one is an existing customer with an unlimited data plan then clearly AT&T trumps Verizon. As AT&T will allow existing customers to upgrade with a discount and keep their unlimited data plan and Verizon will not. What advantage would it be for...
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j2jared

Jul 18, 2012, 2:20 PM

Explaination on Verizon Shared Data Plans

I work at a Verizon Retailer. I want to explain a few misunderstandings. A customer can still keep the existing plans of minutes and texts the customer would just loose the unlimited data (if you still have unlimited data) and your total amount for the line is 2 GB instead of unlimited data. These new plans are not for everyone but once again if gives customer options.
so essentially, Verison will take your unlimited data away and force you onto a 2 gb plan, while ATT will allow you to keep your unlimited data.

As I understand, if you want to retain the unl data, you have to pay full retail for the device with Ve...
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Exactly. The most precious thing Verizon has. "Just"

Whatever dude.
I just purchased the Galaxy S III from Verizon for full retail price. I do NOT lose my unlimited data, it is still on my account. The only way you will is if you upgrade from them at a discounted pricing. If you buy the device full price, off eBay ...
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Jellz

Jul 18, 2012, 6:59 AM

Well, this won't save me any money

But on the bright side, people aren't losing their unlimited data when they upgrade...
In fact AT&T and Verizon leadership has already admitted that they expect to make MORE money from customers due to these plans.
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CFO Shammo said that the company expects its new shared data plans will result in customers paying more for their services as a whole. "I think revenue ARPU [average revenue per user] will continue to grow as we get into data share plans and people st...
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You might not save money, but there are those for whom this plan WILL save them considerable amounts of money, and you aren't being forced to change plans, this is simply one more option for people who think it might work for them.

For example, ima...
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Ejkbou

Jul 18, 2012, 6:54 PM

There is a lot of misinformation here

Specificly, ATT will take away grandfathered UNL plans when a customer switches to a share plan. I am an ATT rep. This just came down the pipeline.
It's just an issue that they didn't address....yes if you up a plan which is no longer offered you cannot get it back....but the thing that people are more interested in is, suppose you don't give your unlimited plan, and then do a device upgrade, wil...
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