AT&T Launching New Mobile Share Advantage Plans With More Data for Less Per Month

Conveniently timed weeks ahead of the expected iPhone 7 launch next month, U.S. carrier AT&T on Wednesday unveiled modest data upgrades at reduced prices while dropping overage charges for exceeding monthly cellular data caps. The new data plans, available beginning August 21, include the 1GB/$30, 3GB/$40, 6GB/$60, 10GB/$80, 16GB/$90, 25GB/$110 and 30GB/$135 tiers.

Overage charges will become a thing of the past as the carrier will no longer slap you with a $15 per 1GB charge after using rollover data. Instead, your data speeds will decrease to the sluggish 2G (128 kbps) after all of the cellular data in your monthly bucket has been used up.

AT&T provided the following example of the savings:
If you have two smartphone lines on a current Mobile Share Value 5GB plan for $100 per month, you can now get the new Mobile Share Advantage 6GB plan—1 additional GB of data for the same price, plus no overages. If you need more data, for $20 more a month, you can get 10GB of data.
One of the biggest parts of the new plans include the fact that AT&T will no longer be charging customers for data overages. Those currently cost $15 per gigabyte, after a subscriber goes over their data allotment for the month — and uses up all of their rollover data, too. Now, when a subscriber goes over their data allotment, AT&T will slow down their data connection.

If you are currently an AT&T subscriber and want to switch to one of the new offerings, you’ll need to do so by either calling AT&T or going into an AT&T store, as the carrier won’t switch you over automatically. The new plans should be rolling out beginning August 21.

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