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.
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.
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.
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.
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...