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A $45 data fee and $25 per line fee gets 2GB of shared data, unlimited talk and text, 50GB of AT&T cloud, and unlimited international messaging

Starting Sunday, March 9 — that'd be tomorrow if you're reading this when it was written — AT&T is knocking $15 off of their Mobile Share Value plan data buckets. If you have one phone, that means you'll be paying a total of $65 per month for: 2GB of data, unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 50GB of cloud storage, and free international messaging. Add a second line, and that total goes up to $90. I don't want to step on any toes here, but you'll basically be getting AT&T proper — as in customer service and billing, and full LTE speeds — for a price comparable to a service like Straight Talk or AIO. And that's nothing to sneeze at.

AT&T tells us that these changes are for both new and existing customers. It doesn't matter how you got your phone if you're an exiting customer — AT&T Next, BYOD, and even under-contract phones are eligible — and new customers can get the $40 data buckets if they choose to use AT&T Next (for an additional equipment fee) or sign a contract to get that subsidy (for an extra $40 per month).

CEO shenanigans and grandstanding aside, we love seeing this new trend of competition and back-and-forth from the major U.S. carriers. Each is forcing the others to cut prices or offer more services, and in the end it's you and me who are the winner. And winning feels good.

AT&T OFFERS ITS BEST-EVER PRICING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND TWO LINE ACCOUNTS ON NATION’S MOST RELIABLE 4G LTE NETWORK

Plus, Customers Can Sign Up for 50GB of Cloud Storage at No Additional Charge

DALLAS, MARCH 8, 2014 — Last month, AT&T (NYSE:T) announced its best-ever pricing plans for families and small businesses and great international offers. Beginning Sunday, AT&T will extend savings to customers with one and two lines with the introduction of a new lower priced 2GB Mobile Share Value plan starting at $65 a month, which is $15 off the current 2GB plan for one smartphone with no annual service contract.

New and existing AT&T consumer and business customers will see great value in this plan, which includes unlimited talk and text, unlimited international messaging from the U.S. to the world– all on AT&T’s award-winning 4G LTE network. AT&T customers may also sign up for 50GB of cloud storage at no additional charge.

Here’s how it works

ATT Pricing

Additionally, AT&T recently added unlimited international messaging (text, picture and video) to all Mobile Share Value plans for no additional cost. Unlimited international messaging includes messages sent from the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to more than 190 countries for text messages and 120 countries for picture & video messages.

With Mobile Share Value plans, customers can choose to purchase a phone with AT&T NextSM (no annual service contract and get a new device every year for $0 down), bring their own device or purchase a phone at full retail price. Customers may also choose from a larger amount of data if needed.

“We’re continuing the trend of offering more value to our new and existing customers. Not only are families and small businesses able to save more on their monthly data plans, we’re now delivering that same great value to individual customers on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network ,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility. “We’re delivering more savings for customers across the board - backed by award-winning customer service - with AT&T the value keeps getting better.”

With 50GB of cloud storage from AT&T Locker, customers can keep more than 30,000 photos safe and secure in the network and access them across multiple connected devices. With AT&T Locker’s cloud storage, customers can store photos, videos, music and documents.

And, for a limited time, all new and existing AT&T customers receive a $100 bill credit for each new qualified line of service added – whether a smartphone, tablet, feature phone, mobile hotspot or AT&T Wireless Home Phone.

To complement these great new plans, AT&T offers customers award-winning customer service. The company recently outperformed competitors for the second time in a row in studies measuring customer service and the wireless purchase experience. J.D. Power awarded AT&T the “Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance Among Full-Service Wireless Providers” and “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full-Service Wireless Providers” in their 2014, Volume 1 studies.

Customers can learn more about the new plans and determine which plan is best for them from their myAT&T mobile application or by visiting www.att.com/moremobilesharesavings, or, for small businesses at att.com/bizmobileshare.

 

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AT&T cutting price on 2GB Mobile Share Value plans

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This is awesome.!
50Gbs of cloud storage and only 2.5Gbs of shared data to access it.

REALLY SMART AT&T!

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, that's constantly laughing at my wife's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with borked sdcard support on 4.4.2...

Reading this in Belgium, I feel sorry for you guys over the Atlantic. Here in Belgium I pay 15 euro per month for 2GB data per month 1hour free calls per day and 300 texts per day . also have great 4G network :-)

+1
We are scared of Obama Care.
But businesses love it.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, that's constantly laughing at my wife's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with borked sdcard support on 4.4.2...

Are you done bragging? We're not moving to Belgium, lol. Nice try, though. =)

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

So, you cycle mostly everywhere? If so, that's awesome! I'd much rather cycle everywhere than waste gas, if I had that luxury.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

And here in Bulgaria you have: Unlimited data traffic, 5GB of which are @max speed + 60 hours free calls per month( only for the network you're on) + 90 min free calls to other mobile networks+3600 sms per month.
The roaming to US is 25 cent/min.
All for 35 bucks per month! ;))
Sadly we're still waiting for 4G, only HSPA here, it's equal to 3.5G.

If it's $90 for 2gb of data total for both people, then it is definitely nowhere close to compareable to straight talk.
Straight talk has a 2.5gb softcap per person as opposed to 2gb for both.
if you also look for deals for annual prepaid cards from straight talk, you can find that you save more money. I paid $440 for 1 year of straight talk + 3% cash back from my credit card which lands me around $35-$36 a month. AT&T still can't compare imho.

+1. I've got 2 lines on ST which equates to 5 total GB for those devices. And on ATT proper they add in all those stupid fees that drive a bill up another $10. I'm very glad the carriers are moving in the right direction, but still not quite as competitive as prepaid. But if you want the cust service that goes with post paid this plan would be at the top of my list now.

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Yea I don't think prepaid will work for me. Being in Kansas as soon as you leave a city I'd have no service. I need to be able to roam.

Actually.. if you're using straight talk, they have agreements with ATT, verizon, sprint and tmo so you really wouldn't be roaming at all. you'd always be within their network.

I was on ATT proper for a while and have been with prepaid ST on ATT for many months now and I can honestly attest that the ST service is exactly the same as ATT proper. I have seen no problems with coverage at all on ST. Now cust service is a diff story, but I don't need it.

Posted via Android Central App on my white Nexus 4 with StraightTalk

Nope. Prepaid networks like ST are MVNOs and use the Big 4's towers
. The prepaid company jus handles the client side of things.

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what? I transferred my current number from AT&T to straight talk practically seamlessly. don't spread bs like that.
All I had to do was to go through the instructions to port my phone number over from straighttalk's site and i'm done.

I'll stick with Aio for now. I've been happy with their service so far, and 7GB of data capped at 8Mbps serves my purposes a lot better than 2GB at full LTE speed.

I was actually seriously considering switching to AIO from ST for their $35 plan, but apparently they don't like ST ports much and told me it can't be done except in store, which there are none, here at least. Also I'm uncertain about AIOs future with the Cricket thing brewing.

Posted via Android Central App on my white Nexus 4 with StraightTalk

T-mobile is really putting AT&Ts feet to the fire. John Legere may seem a little offbeat at times, but he is definitely doing something right.

Verizon, on the other hand, is still trolling everyone with their "ALLSET" plans, which are basically the same as the old plans, but with rollover data...plus a new name in all caps to make it look impressive.

In before thanks t mobile for shaking things up.

Wait I guess they kinda did, now if they only had a real network. I cannot wait until T-Mobile will get access to the sprint network and vice versa

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Word of advice — troll less. The button is really easy to push, and babysitting comment trolls gets old.

Ultimately, it's your decision, but this is some friendly advice.

No one is trolling. When the merger goes through, it will provide awesome coverage where each side currently has a weakness

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Not "when", but "if." And, it's a BIG "if." Based on recent reports, a bid isn't likely to happen this year, if at all.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

If you look through the history of the guy in charge, he is a firm believer that no is not the final word, and difficult is just we can work with this.
I believe the bid comes more sooner than later, and after concessions it gets approved

I am not just speaking without knowledge, some people that matter feel the same
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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

I read about how he threatened to set himself on fire, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Richard Yarrell pays the bills, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

No clue what's being said here. My comment, which I believe was crystal clear, was that you warned someone for "trolling" which I believe that person actually adds to the conversation with comments (this single instance not withstanding) from time to time. Meanwhile I've yet to see a single instance the other person mentioned has *added* to the conversation. And that person continues commenting, without warning or anything ... As I said "free".

If you're going to warn this person, who I don't personally give 2 $hit$ about, at least provide the same to people who are consistent dicks.

Or maybe I just delete a lot of those posts when brought to my attention?

I gave him the benefit of the doubt because he is doing things the smart way — without being belligerent or making personal attacks. On a personal level, I appreciate his subtle trolling, and enjoy how it goes over the heads of some people while driving others to fits. Trolling is an art, and he is good at it. But I have to do my job, and the sorting through the complaints and fussing is the part of it I hate the most.

When those complaints come in about one person in particular, I have to do something. I choose to warn rather than delete whenever I can. I hate to delete, because I do give 2 (or more) shits about everyone here. I want y'all to feel like you can speak your minds as long as you're not hurting anyone or talking abut something that gets AC in trouble. If people want to bicker in the comments, I want them to feel free to bicker. I only worry about policing things when I have to. These are your comments, not ours. 

Tl;dr — I don't want to delete his posts because they make me laugh. I hope he tones back for a few days so I don't have to.

 

That is the comment you had to tattle tale troll police on? You need to take your "censor the internet" a little more seriously because there is many many trolls on here not getting beat on the knuckles with a wooden rulers.

Censor the Internet? o_O

Read that again, please. Censoring the comments would be much easier than going through this every time I ask someone to tone things back.

Everyone thinks I should ignore someone who was offended, until it is them being offended.

 

So they have the footprint of Verizon?

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This is good news. I like seeing pricing competition between carriers. I switched to AT&T last month after a decade with Verizon and so far I am happy with my decision.

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This is what competition does, and am sure that t mo had some play?
Posted via Android Central App using galaxy s4

Getting close to switching from StraightTalk for me. My daughter and my phones are on ST, and my son is finishing a two-year prison sentence on Sprint. With my company offering a 20% discount and the deal that gives $100 per phone to join the network, I'm probably going to pull the trigger on the 10GB shared plan which would be about the same as 3 phones on ST.

Use caution as some of these newer plans do not allow employee discounts to be applied as well. You should call an AT&T store to verify the plans and employee discount prior to switching.

I have a discount on the new 10 gigs plan and I get my discount so I don't know what you are talking about.

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Att only discounted my the minutes part of my plan, nothing else. After many phone calls they confirmed that's just how they do it. I'm on straight talk now.

via moto x.

Corporate discounts apply to the data bucket portion. In this case, it's the $40.
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The discount is enough to cover the taxes and fees for me, but that's about it. Good enough to keep the price below StraightTalk.

The only new plan that's not covered with FAN discounts is the 300mb plan. 1GB (which will be non existent) and up always qualified for IRU employer discounts off the data bucket only. (I.e. 20% discount on 10GB plan would be $20)

-AT&T COR Employee

Posted via Android Central App on the AT&T HTC One.

Unless you know they don't or have tried it yourself it's best to just keep it to yourself. Rumors are never good.

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This is great! It's awesome, to see all of the carriers finally competing on price! This year is the complete opposite of the last two years, where it seemed like each carrier was raising prices and offering less features.

I know, T-Mobile isn't the best carrier, and they do have a ways to go before they're on-par with the others coverage-wise. But, I do think T-Mobile deserves some credit for the moves they made with the UN-Carrier promotions. It has certainly made Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint remodel their plans.

It's great to see each carrier lower prices, even if there are better deals elsewhere.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

I'm confused. How will subsidized phone (two-year contract) pricing be different than BYOD? You would still have to pay more for a subsidized phone, right?

So you pay $40 for the bucket of data and $25 a line. Now, if you're currently in contract and you signed that contract before 2/2/2014, you'll get grandfathered into the $25 line. If you sign a 2 year at a later date, you do NOT receive the discounted line cost of $15, so you pay $40 a line. So to stay at $25 a line, you either stay out of contract, BYOD, or do AT&T Next (12 or 18).

So essentially you can pay $235 for an iPhone 5s 16GB plus tax, sign a 2 year, and pay $80 a month for 2GB. Or the same phone costs $65 + $25 a month on AT&T Next ($90) and only pay tax on the phone that day at the store plus no upgrade fee of $36.

You pretty much pay the same, except the Next is no contact and you can potentially upgrade every 18 months instead of being in a contract.

Posted via Android Central App on the AT&T HTC One.

Excuse me, just checked our own press release. On or before 2/1/14 date for qualified lines for the discount applies to 10GB+ plans. For this 2GB deal, as long as you signed the contract on or before 3/8/14 you will qualify for the discounted line rate.

Sorry for the miscommunication.

Posted via Android Central App on the AT&T HTC One.

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FYI, Verizon's Loyalty $60 plan is substantially cheaper

AT&T 2GB MSV, unlimited talk and text
no contract pricing
$1,560 ($65 x 24)
$650 Unsubsidized iPhone
$2,210 Total price over 2 years for AT&T 2GB MSV

Verizon Loyalty $60 2gb, unlimited talk and text
$1,440 ($60 x 24)
$200 Subsidized iPhone
$30 upgrade fee
$1,670 Total price over 2 years for Verizon Loyalty $60 plan

$540 Additional cost of AT&T 2GB MSV vs. Verizon Loyalty $60 plan

*The AT&T 2GB MSV does include free international texts, hotspot, and 50gb cloud storage

Yes it is. If you need AT&T because they get service where you need where Verizon doesn't then I understand. But if both get good service, then Verizon is better option, imo, unless you need something specific that att offers.

If you get both Verizon and AT&T then why would you choose the more expensive Verizon? At least when you don't qualify for the so call loyalty plan.
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Someone who travels a lot or are in rural areas, especially if you want 4GLTE. Verizon claims to have more 4GLTE coverage than att, tmobile, and Sprint combined. And of course if other carriers doesn't provide you with the level of service that you want, assuming that Verizon does.

I mean if tmobile 3gb at $60 or Sprint unlimited at $45 with 7 people on framily gives you what you want then they could be good options too.

True, but the loyalty plan doesn't apply for everyone. I know, for a fact, it doesn't apply to new customers. So, someone off the street that's never been with Verizon wouldn't be offered it, unless they knew about it already.

Even then, it's usually only offered to customers that threaten to cancel service. And, I'm not sure, if that plan is indefinite (does it only apply for one 2-year contract cycle).

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

On paper, you right it is not for new accounts but in practice, there have been many new people some still within the 14 day return period who have been able to get this plan. Even if not, Verizon's SLP can get 1gb for $60 or 1.5gb for $75,which is less than att, but you are also saving money over 2 years.

I am not on this plan but on another loyalty plan and have been for many years. Verizon has allowed me to upgrade and keep my loyalty plan even through upgrades. And if not, you can always move to another carrier if desired.

Still paying a 2 user total of $85 a month for Net10(ATT) with 2.5gb of data PER USER, not 2gb to share for $90 with ATT....Better AT&T, but no cigar.

Does anyone know about the international messaging? I don't see that anywhere in my plan description

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Just called ATT and switched to this new mobile share arrangement from 3GB data pro plan. Bill was $93, now $68! Even better, this now includes wifi hotspot and international txt.
This is all win, thanks t-mobile!