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AT&T Introduces New Money Saving Plans Beginning 12/8

Posted on the 05 December 2013 by Geekasms @geekasms

We typically don’t spend time talking about cellular plans at Geekasms, but I’ve been looking for the best option to get away from the horrible data speeds at Sprint so it’s been on my mind a lot lately.  Today, AT&T sent out a press release announcing their new Mobile Share Value plans and they are actually pretty decent.  If we rewind a moment, AT&T started offering thier AT&T Next program that allows you to upgrade your phone more frequently and spread out the cost of that phone over a certain time period.  They did this in response to T-Mobile doing away with contracts and phone subsidies.  The problem is that AT&T “forgot” to stop charging the built-in subsidy that is already included in their pricing so they were basically doubling down and getting even more money from you. 

With their new Mobile Share Value plan, they have finally done away with that built-in subsidy.  So, your $40 monthly charge for a SmartPhone drops to $25 per month as long as you choose AT&T Next or bring your own SmartPhone or are outside of your contract.

Verizon also offers a similar plan as AT&T Next and they also doubled down and didn’t give you a credit for the subsidy.  Now that AT&T has realized that people sniffed out this scam, I wonder if they will follow suit.  If not, then AT&T just became the front runner for my new service provider.    

AT&T INTRODUCES new Mobile Share Value Plans with More savings and ‘NO ANNUAL SERVICE CONTRACT’ Options

PlansSet New Standard in Freedom, Choice and Affordability for Wireless Customers

DALLAS, DEC. 5, 2013— AT&T’s* new Mobile Share Value® plans will make it even easier for customers to share data and save money while enjoying the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.1   Beginning Dec. 8, new and existing wireless consumer and business customers will have the option to choose from new Mobile Share Value plans. The new plans offer customers more savings and provide ‘No Annual Service Contract’ options.

With the ‘No Annual Service Contract’ options, smartphone customers can save $15 a month on Mobile Share Value plans.2 Customers can receive these monthly savings when they: Get a new smartphone for no down payment with AT&T Next; bring their own smartphone; purchase a smartphone at full retail price; or when their smartphone is no longer under contract and they switch to the new plans. All Mobile Share Value plan customers will benefit from shared data plus unlimited talk and text on their phones. Consumers will have the ability to connect up to 10 devices, including tablets and other wireless devices, while business customers will be able to connect up to 10, 15, 20 or 25 devices, depending on the plan.

  • It’s never been more affordable to get on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network. For only $45 a month, smartphone customers can now get unlimited talk and text plus 300MB of data.3 Qualifying smartphones can be added to any Mobile Share Value plan for $25 more a month per phone; tablets can be added for $10 more per device.
  • Customers with basic and messaging phones can enjoy a low monthly rate of $40 for unlimited talk, text and 300MB of data.For $20 more a month per phone, additional basic and messaging lines can be added to any Mobile Share Value plan.
  • In addition to the 300MB option, AT&T Mobile Share Value plans offer data options ranging from 1GB up to 50 GB, all with unlimited talk and text.

AT&T is also adding a new AT&T Nextsm plan with an 18 month upgrade option on Dec. 8.  It will be available to consumers for up to four smartphones, and to select small business customers, who may provide employees with up to six company-owned devices.3 The new plan will make monthly smartphone payments even lower than the existing AT&T Next option, by spreading payments over 26 months and giving eligible customers a way to get a new smartphone after 18 monthly payments for no down payment, no upgrade fee, no activation fee and no financing fee.

“With our new Mobile Share Value Plans, customers don’t have to compromise,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility.  “Our new no contract option lets customers add a smartphone to the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network at a lower monthly cost.  Customers want great value and a premium network – and now they can save more and get unlimited talk, text and data to share.”

The new Mobile Share Value plans make it easy for customers to manage their data without needing to keep track of multiple plans. Consumers, Individual Responsibility Users (IRUs), and Corporate Responsibility Users (CRUs) have different options to stay informed about their data usage and can check it anytime online through the my AT&T mobile app, or by dialing *DATA# from their mobile phone. AT&T also sends courtesy alerts as customers nearing their data allowance for the month.

All plans include access to AT&T’s nationwide Wi-Fi network at no additional charge.Customers can learn more about the new plans and determine which plan is best for them at

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