AT&T customers will be happy to hear the news that the carrier will finally be getting rid of overage fees and in so doing, new Mobile Share Advantage plans will be coming in this Sunday.
In the new package, AT&T customers will no longer find themselves paying an extra fee of $15 in order to get 1GB of data once they exceed their monthly allocation. Instead, AT&T has decided that it will slow down the speeds of data to 128Kbps once the said allotment for the month is over. This will take place until the billing cycle is over.
With this in mind, AT&T users will still be able to check their emails and access web pages, but at reduced connection speeds. The slowdown should also mean that it will not be possible to access things like video and audio calls, messaging or streaming. In short, apps that depend on high data speeds to offer their services will be rendered ineffective once this stage is reached.
Many users of the American carrier have been somehow unhappy with sudden bills that come their way at weird points of the month asking for a data recharge. But still, those who wish to keep on accessing the same internet speeds can still pay the additional charges for monthly plans. The major change here is that unlike before where AT&T had made an assumption that every user whose data runs out wants to buy a new package and keep on accessing the same data speeds, the new Mobile Share Advantage plans give users room to decide what they want to do once they exceed their monthly data allocations.
Even though this move will be much welcomed among the AT&T community, T-Mobile users saw a similar action come their way about two years ago. Verizon also has its way of handling overages thanks to a feature known as Safety Mode.
The new Mobile Share Advantage plans offer 1GB for a cost of $30 per month while 3GB of data will set you back $40 per month. There are other plans of 6GB, 10GB, 16GB, 25GB and 30GB per month, however, these will cost you $60, $80, $90, $110, and $135 per month, respectively. If you have four lines that you wish to subscribe to the plan, there is room for a 25GB plan that will cost $190 per month, down from the previous $235. As for the 30GB plan with respect to the same number of lines, charges are $215 per month, which has also dropped from the previous $285 per month.
Although already confirmed, the Mobile Share Advantage plans will go live starting August 21, which is this coming Sunday. As for the rest of the perks that were included in the older Mobile Share Value plans, you will still get them with the new plans.