As AT&T gears up to launch its new Mobile Share plans on December 8, fellow American carrier and rival T-Mobile has decided to hit out at the company. According to T-Mobile, AT&T’s new plans don’t actually offer the amount of discounts that the carrier claims to be offering. In fact, T-Mobile believes that the revised plan actually overcharges the customers. The carrier sent a detailed email to the folks at CNET explaining their stance. The email read:
“The plans, which involved a large and confusing series of changes to different elements of AT&T’s offering, do offer savings to no-contract customers. But AT&T also made some changes to the terms for contract plans, including moving to a flat-rate $40 fee to add a smartphone to its plans and away from a variable rate that had many families paying as little as $30 per device… So for some families with a contract plan, which gets the benefit of lower cost, subsidized phones, the changes would actually mean a hike in the total price“.
AT&T threw in a lot of numbers when it revealed the new set of Mobile Share plans which could easily confuse the average user. T-Mobile isn’t disputing the fact that off-contract users are benefiting from AT&T’s new changes, but the carrier points out that the customers on contract are the ones who will end up shelling out more than they used to. How will AT&T’s respond to this?
Via: Cult of Android