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AT&T Selling 50GB Shared Data Plan for $500

AT&T this week announced plans to launch a new set of shared data plans aimed at businesses and consumers. These shared plans are available in three tiers starting at 30GB and continuing on to 40GB and then 50GB. Obviously, the plans are supposed to be shared out over multiple devices, but the pricing is still pretty steep, ranging from $300 to $500. 

Though AT&T seems to pitching these plans to small and medium businesses, the company doesn't seem to be ruling out the idea that regular customers might want to avail of the offer, too. The word 'consumers' was mentioned alongside businesses in the announcement, but AT&T didn't go into too much detail on how regular customers might make use of the new plans.

"Our expanded Mobile Share plans make it even easier for business customers to choose a data option that's right for them," said Joe Lueckenhoff, AT&T Senior Vice President, Business Product Management, "Whether it’s a large business wanting to better connect with employees, or a small business owner needing a data-only plan."

It's also worth mentioning that the pricing doesn't include additional per-device fees. This means an additional $30 per month for each smartphone on top of the cost of the plan itself.

The new plans are available starting March 22, which is this coming Friday.

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  • A Bad Day
    And you wanted to buy T-Mobile?

    As a stock investor, I'm indifferent.

    As a customer, I think I'm going to "upgrade" my phone so it has farther Wi-Fi ranges. And you have my boycott.
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  • A Bad Day
    EDIT: I'll be voting for you and EA (because I'm a strong SC4 fan) in the Consumerist's "Worst Company in American 2013 Contest"

    http://consumerist.com/2013/03/18/here-are-your-contestants-for-the-2013-worst-company-in-america-tournament/
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  • Caeric
    Steep price is correct. The best "new plan" news would be if any of our cell phone companies decided to adopt a more European model, considering we in the States pay almost 80% more for our cell phone service than do Europeans.
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  • dthx
    CaericSteep price is correct. The best "new plan" news would be if any of our cell phone companies decided to adopt a more European model, considering we in the States pay almost 80% more for our cell phone service than do Europeans.Well, this depends on the European country you are talking about. I know operators like Free are quite cheap in France for example, but for us in Belgium, data isn't exactly cheap either, and when you are in Brussels, you are just 120km away from the coastline, 200km from Luxemburg, 70km from holland and 70km from France... These are fronteers ... and when you pass them, you start roaming (at insane prices ... close to 1€ per Mb !!!)
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  • alidan
    A Bad DayEDIT: I'll be voting for you and EA (because I'm a strong SC4 fan) in the Consumerist's "Worst Company in American 2013 Contest"http://consumerist.com/2013/03/18/ ournament/
    yea, not banks that forclose on homes they dont own... seriously, look into bank of america and some of the crap they do to royally screw the consumer. im honestly surprised that we dont have violent vigilante justice after "to big to fail" was said.
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  • samthing
    Here unlimited mobile data costs 2€ per month... full 3G speed costs maybe 10-20€/month depending on carrier.
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  • ddpruitt
    I think I'll stick with my $35 unlimited plan. At their price you pay $10/1Gb. It's much cheaper to buy an SSD, store the data, and have it over-nighted.

    These prices are past ludicrous, technology is making storage and data transfer cheaper not more expensive, I think it's time someone stood up to these money grubbing companies. I hate to say it but I think the FCC needs to step in and start regulating the prices these telecom companies charge, or at least look for any price fixing deals.
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  • jalek
    All right then, T-Mobile it is for me when my Sprint contract ends in June.
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  • shadowfamicom
    alidanyea, not banks that forclose on homes they dont own... seriously, look into bank of america and some of the crap they do to royally screw the consumer. im honestly surprised that we dont have violent vigilante justice after "to big to fail" was said.
    Yeah I agree. Not only that but the recent "To big to JAIL" with HSBC, a bank that gave worked with Iran and Mexican drug cartels... fined $1.92 Billion... but that pails in comparison to the money they made from the deals. Don't even get me started on BoA.
    So yeah... people upset that there new city simulation game is broken and there phone can't get there porno in some areas... seems a little trival compared to 50,000+ cartel related deaths and Iranian nukes...
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  • shadowfamicom
    FYI: This comes from a HUGE simcity fan.
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