AT&T introduces new mobile plans that offer more data at cheaper prices, and does away with overage charges altogether.
AT&T’s new Mobile Share Advantage plans become available August 21st. In a bid to keep users from heading to rivals, AT&T has done away with something which all users hate. Overage charges. On the new plans, once users go over their data allowance, they aren’t charged a penalty. Instead, users will find their speeds throttled to a crawling 128 kbps for the rest of their billing cycle. I suppose slow is better than none at all.
In addition to killing the overage charges, there is a slight difference in fee. This time, the change is fee is actually beneficial to the customer. Something quite unusual for American carriers. AT&T provides the following examples;
“…if you have 2 smartphone lines on a current Mobile Share Value 5GB plan for $100 per month, you can now get the new Mobile Share Advantage 6GB plan – 1 additional GB of data for the same price, plus no overages. If you need more data, for $20 more a month, you can get 10GB of data.
We’ve also revised our 25GB and higher plans. We now offer a new 25GB plan for $190 per month for 4 smartphone lines (previously $235 per month) and our 30GB plan is now $215 per month for 4 smartphone lines (previously $285 per month).”
If you’re an AT&T user, it might be worth checking out the new plans, as it might just be a better deal than you currently have. And while checking it out, be sure and ask them why they are withholding security updates from their paying customers? The more they hear it, the better.