AT&T made a pretty big announcement yesterday regarding their 10 gigabyte (GB) and higher data plans. A price cut from $40 per smartphone down to $15 (plus the base $100 price). The biggest part of this deal—they are letting their customers who are currently on-contract switch to it!
So, here’s a quick breakdown of how the monthly pricing looks for single and multiple lines with a shared 10GB data bucket:
- 1 line : $115
- 2 lines : $130
- 3 lines : $145
- 4 lines : $160
- etc….up to 10 lines!
Starting today, if you are at least 6 months into your contract with AT&T, they will let you out of it if you switch to their “Next” plans.
The AT&T Next plans allow you to get a phone for free and pay it off in installments. They announced these plans last year, but they were never a very good deal since you would still be responsible for the normal monthly fee (which actually has a built in price for paying for your subsidized phones).
Recently, however, AT&T has made their “Mobile Share Value Plans” available for customers who are out of contract or on their Next plans.