In a move to most likely combat T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s efforts in lowering data costs, AT&T has just announced that many of their data plans will be doubling in size for a limited time.
If you are a customer who still isn’t on AT&T’s Mobile Share plans or already have them, the upgrades are quite large. Starting from the existing 15 GB plan all the way up to the 50 GB plan, your data limit will double. Here are the new plans:
- 15 GB Is Now 30 GB
- 20 GB Is Now 40 GB
- 30 GB Is Now 60 GB
- 40 GB Is Now 80 GB
- 50 GB Is Now 100 GB
There are a few prerequisites though. First, this is a limited-time promotion. You have to upgrade to these plans before October 31st, which is when they expire. And if you switch plans, you’ll have to pick from the original ones. But if you sign up for these new plans, you will have them for the lifetime of your account.
For smartphone access charges, you will have to pay $15 per month for them to be connected if you either pay for them through AT&T Next or pay full-price. If you pick a two-year contract, you will pay $40 per month for the phone to be connected to the network. So if you want a new device, it’s cheaper to go with Next or buy a phone outright.
With these plans though, you get the usual unlimited calling and unlimited texting. You also get free unlimited international texting. For calling, that depends on where you are calling to or getting a call from.
These new plans go in effect starting tomorrow, so if you call or visit an AT&T store today, you will not be able to upgrade to the new plans. Do these new plans entice you to sign up with AT&T or will you go with a different carrier?