Shared Data from AT&T- will you save?

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  1. jfleming01

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    I'm paying about $210/ mo for my family:
    me- iPhone 4 unlimited data (rarely use more than 2g)
    wife- dumb phone (10 mo data usage)
    daughter ip4s 3 gb
    son dumb phone
    unlimited text/700 minutes (never come close to using these)

    the way I calculate it, the new shared data plan 4gbwould be the same. If I get my wife an iPhone and go to 6gb it's actully go down a little bit but I'd lose unltd.
     
  2. hmfc-1874

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    USA networks sounds like they are such pains.

    So many different plans and every little thing you might do seems to change another part of your current contract/Tariff.

    Over here in UK,
    I get my phone contract mins/texts Internet (unlimited)from my contact
    And the speeds are 3-9 mpbs
    For £25 per months

    2000 mins to any UK network
    5000 Mins 3-3 UK
    4000 texts
    All you can eat Data (truly unlimited and fast Internet)

    If my network tried to f3ck me over how I hear some of the USA networks work, I would rage !
     
  3. SMELTN

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    I am trying to find the real chart to compare. I pay $174 now. Thats for:
    700 mins, unlimited text
    Me - ip4s - unlimited
    Wife - iPhone 4 - 2 gig
    Mother - dumb phone
    Daughter - dumb phone

    What I would like to do is, when the iPhone 5 comes out. I get it, give my wife the 4s and give my daughter the 4, but I really want to know the price of that with the "shared plan" I know we will need at least 6gig
     
  4. imutter

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    I just did it on the other thread ......I have an unlimited plan so it's not 100% compartible I went from my usage and added a bid
    $220 is about what I pay now. With AT&T and I'd pay the same and so with Verizon if I was going to switch. All phones would get hotspots while now only mine has the option added on
     
  5. Rafagon

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    Did I read correctly that those shared plans are going to have "unlimited" talk? Will it be truly unlimited, or will it be AT&T Unlimited™, like their data plan?

    I guess voice phone calls are being slowly phased out, and AT&T feels comfortable offering unlimited minutes. Just a couple years ago, I remember having to wait until 9pm to talk because of restrictions on daytime minutes.


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  6. imutter

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    OMG remember those days ?
    With AT&T Mobile Share plans, customers start by choosing how much data they want each month, then choose up to 10 devices to attach to their shared plan, one of which must be a smartphone. Each plan includes tethering and unlimited domestic calls and texts for smartphones and basic or quick messaging phones. The larger the data bucket you choose, the less you pay per gigabyte and the less you pay for each smartphone added to the shared plan.
     
  7. Kobel1up

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    My wife and I have Verizon unlimited data. We don't use more then a gig between the both of us, and never use more then 200 minutes a month. Everyone we know and call are Verizon. When I called Verizon about the shared plan they pushed it real hard. After thinking about, Verizon would make out very well. We lose unlimited and only save 15 dollars a month. It's a scam.
     
  8. Tattooed Alex

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    My daughter is dying for me to upgrade to the new iPhone when it comes out so she can get my 4 so I may end up switching to a shared plan with 3 out of 5 lines on an iPhone. I'll re-evaluate in October.
     
  9. imutter

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    I have not decided if I switch before new phone or with the new phones.
    We are getting 2 new phones 1 line has been ready the other will be the 3rd goes till may next yeaar

    Current customers are not required to switch to the new plans, but can choose to do so without a contract extension. There are no changes to AT&T's device upgrade policy, which means customers eligible to upgrade to AT&T's best device price are not required to switch plans. The new plans will also be available for businesss customers.
     
  10. Tattooed Alex

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    I checked out the pricing a little further and it would be cheaper to get my daughter the 3 gigs of data with my discount then share a data plan. We only have 700 minutes between 5 lines and still have about 3500 roll over minutes so we don't require the unlimited talk. All our talk time is cell to cell so we never burn up our minutes.
     
  11. SMELTN

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    You are in the exact same place we are. Want to give my daughter the iPhone 4 and it's cheaper just to get her a data plan as add a line. Btw what are they thinking at $35 for a smart phone and $30 for a dumb phone. Really $5 cheaper ?
     
  12. jfleming01

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    they want to encourage... er... force you to buy smart phones
     
  13. imutter

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    Wait a minute you do not get a discount with the new plan?

    We have 700 minutes and tons roll over and we have no homephone
    But at the moment hubby is on the old tier low 200 mb plan adventually he will need a bid more

    I have the hotspot 4gb plan which I never use 4Gb but I do use the Hotspot and I can only get it with a higher GB plans
    son uses most (specially now not having any friends and no school ) he got the unlimited
    we got unlimited family text
    we also get a discount

    1st phone
    60 voice
    30 text
    15 data

    2nd phone
    10 add
    45 data & hotspot

    3rd phone
    10 add
    30 unlimited

    total $105 +$55+$40+ $200

    New plan has 10 GB with all getting hotspots
    $120 + 90 total $210 (we never had used over 8GB combined)

    Or 6GB +$15 each additional if we need it
    $95+$105=$200 (that is about our regular combined use)

    I am switching if FT is included and pay $10 more for us all to share I get on it now before they raise the price like they did with the Tier system .......I doubt they have unlimited for the new iPhone being 4G LTE anyway.
     

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