AT&T subscribers under its old Mobile Share Value data plans are in for a bittersweet deal. Although these subscribers are going to get an extra 15GB of “bonus” data per month, AT&T will be charging them an extra $10 per month for it.
A tipster sent the email to The Verge, which showed more details about the “offer”. In the email, AT&T shares this:
Enjoy more data. Starting with your October 2019 bill, you’ll get an additional 15GB of data on your Mobile Share plan. This bonus data comes with a $10 price increase.
When asked if customers have an option to opt out of the “bonus”, AT&T had this to say:
“We are communicating with some customers regarding changes to their mobile plans. Customers have the choice to change their plan at any time and can always contact us with questions or to understand their options.”
What AT&T means to say basically is that customers on one of these plans can choose to accept the “bonus” data and pay $10 more every month, switch to another AT&T unlimited plan, or ultimately shop for another carrier. Unfortunately, a number of subscribers on a tiered data plan do not really consume a lot of data. Some of them may not even be interested in looking for another carrier. They just might end up settling with what AT&T is offering them, just for convenience.
With the added “bonus” data, this is what AT&T’s Mobile Share plans look like now:
Mobile Share Value 45GB - $140 per month with 45GB data (previously $130 with 30GB data)
Mobile Share Value 55GB - $160 per month with 55GB data (previously $150 with 40GB data)
Mobile Share Value 75GB - $235 per month with 75GB data (previously $225 with 60GB data)
Mobile Share Value 35GB with Rollover Data - $110 per month with 35GB data (previously $100 with 20GB data)
Mobile Share Value 45GB with Rollover Data - $140 per month with 45GB data (previously $130 with 30GB data)
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