AT&T Wireless will launch new Mobile Share plans on Thursday, Aug. 23 the company announced on Monday. The plans will allow AT&T to compete with Verizon Wireless which just started offering similar plans of its own.
The move by AT&T comes just as parents prepare to send their children off to college and back to school. The plans much like Verizon allow a single account holder account to share data, voice and text messaging between all of their chosen connected smartphones, tablets and laptops.
AT&T offers a cool new program called the Mobile Share Planner tool which can be found at www.att.com/mobileshare.
The Mobile Share program examines a users current usage across all of their devices and then suggests data plans that range from 1GB to 2GB along with their associated costs.
AT&T customer service reps can also help buyers pick the right data plan over the phone or at any AT&T retail store. Soon after launching customers will be able to log into their accounts and change their plans as they see fit.
With the new option AT&T Wireless customers can now choose between individual, family and session based plans along with the newly minted shared options.
Here’s the official AT&T ad spot for the new shared mobile plans:
Plans start at $40 per month and $45 per smartphone with 1GB data and reach upwards of $200 per month and $30 per smartphone with 20GB data.
Will you be taking advantage of the new AT&T Mobile Share program or sticking with your current plan with per device charges?