AT&T Chicago store (interior 001)

U.S. wireless carrier AT&T announced this morning a few notable changes coming to its shared-data plans beginning tomorrow. For starters, customers on existing Mobile Share Value Plans with fifteen and twenty gigabytes of cellular data will now pay less for their high-speed 4G LTE data: the 15GB plan will drop from $130 to $100 per month while the 20GB tier will go from $150 down to $140 per month.

“There’s never been a better time to be an AT&T customer,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility. “Tomorrow, we roll out new plans for everyone, including a plan that gives 50% more data than on our most popular plan. And we’re not done yet.”

More data for less money

The following changes go into effect tomorrow, August 15:

  • 300MB $20 per month plan—this plan will remain unchanged.
  • 1GB $25 per month plan—this plan will no longer be available.
  • 3GB $40 per month plan—this plan will no longer be available.
  • 6GB $70 per month plan—this plan will no longer be available.
  • New 2GB plan—AT&T is introducing the new 2GB plan, priced at $30 per month.
  • New 5GB plan—AT&T is introducing the new 5GB plan, priced at $50 per month.
  • 10GB $100 per month plan—this plan will no longer be available.
  • 15GB gets price cut—this plan will now cost $100 per month, down from $130 per month.
  • 20GB gets price cut—this plan will now cost $140 per month, down from $150 per month.

Customers on a new 15GB plan or higher will also receive unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada. Those opting for the 15GB plan will essentially get more data for the price of 10GB. Moreover, the $25 per month access fee for AT&T Next devices drops to $15 per month for customers on a 15GB or higher tier.

ATT Mobile Share Value Plans changes

All Mobile Share Value customers can also take advantage of features like Rollover Data and AT&T Next, a financing feature which spreads the cost of the device over 12, 18 or 24 zero-interest monthly installments.

Larger-size plans

In addition to the aforementioned changes, AT&T will continue to offer its larger-sized data buckets to its most data-hungry customers in the form of 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB Mobile Share Value Plans.

As mentioned before, the current 10GB bucket that costs $100 per month will be phased out tomorrow as AT&T will instead offer a new 15GB tier for the same price.

Business customers can get even more data maxing out at 200GB per month.

“Two year contracts are also still available at $40 per line in select locations,” said the firm.

Existing subscribers will continue to use old plans and won’t see any changes come tomorrow. New or existing customers interested in making a jump to one of the new Mobile Share Value Plans can do so starting tomorrow.

Source: AT&T

  • Blip dude

    *sigh* So I’m assuming no price drop on the 30GB plan. Although we actually use close to 30GB I’m seriously contemplating on going back to 15-20GB, and seriously cutting back on usage.

    • I too am on a 30 GB plan with 8 iOS devices. Now I need to rethink this (again).

    • Shan

      It’s actually still possible to get 30GB for $130, but it’s up to the AT&T rep to put you on there or not.

  • Marcus

    Do I have to manually switch my 10GB plan to 15GB or will it switch automatically?

    • Blip dude

      You’ll have to switch it yourself. It says so on the article.

      • Marcus

        Thanks. It wasn’t too clear to me when I read it.

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      Yeah you have to switch it. Even though they’re the same price they cant legally change your plan without your knowledge.

      • Marcus

        Thanks. I remember a few years ago though I was switched from my 4GB plan to a 2GB plan. I noticed pretty quick though and changed it back.

  • Nathan

    Why do they even offer 300mb a month? That isn’t enough for even 15 minutes of YouTube..

    • Ken

      I had that plan for 3 years.. Lol

  • Casey H.

    So what happens if I’m on the 40gb plan that I got during the “double the data” promotion? If it’s a matter of switching to save a little money, I’m good.

    • Glenn DolFan Baptista

      That’s what I’m wondering I’m paying $130 a month for the 15GB but I get 30 cause of the double data promotion. I wonder if my bill will go down to $100 or stay the same.

  • Benjamin J Schwartz

    “There’s never been a better time to be an AT&T customer”

    I laughed and cried when I read that. Oh yes there had been a better time! Like the time when I signed up for unlimited data for only $30/month. These plans are nothing short of highway robbery. I can kill 5GB in a few hours just watching Netflix. First they train us to use all the data we please, then once they get us hooked they jack up the price. Not cool, dude!

  • Mark

    BOOM!

  • Minnesota Fats

    Love my plan from 2009!

    • Digitalfeind

      Same here.

      • Minnesota Fats

        Call the retention department and say you are trying to get a better deal. Say you heard of $10 unlimited text from a friend. See if they can help you out.
        Be polite!

      • Digitalfeind

        Thanks. I’ve been using google Voice for texts. Only reason it’s high is because a friend with an iPhone sent out a group text and it went to hell real quick. Lol.

    • Owen

      Hey buddy, I have the same unlimited data plan with a 24% discount as you and my monthly bill is also the same as yours, but I pay $5 for 200 texts. How are you paying $64 with unlimited text? If follow your directions and call the retention department, to get unlimited text for $10, then my bill will be about $70 per month. I’m just curious as to how you have unlimited text for 5 bucks less.

      • Minnesota Fats

        I have the 300 minute plan, not the 450. It is $10 cheaper a month.

      • Owen

        Ahh ok, now it makes sense. Damn now I wish I had gone for that 300 plan back in the day

      • Minnesota Fats

        Call retention, I switched to the 300 minute plan about 8 months ago.
        The old plans are still in their systems.

  • Winner!

  • O’Dwayne Davis

    Can i change my plan to 15 GB now and the new price will decrease tomorrow or i should wait until tomorrow ? what do you guys think is best

    • It’s not that serious. Just change it.

  • Zencowboy007

    I read on here that in the fine print on T-mobile, they throttle you on the unlimited plan starting at 21GB ?? If so, to what speed?
    Thanks
    I pay $223 for 2 lines/iphone 6 128GB for 30GB plan. Called retention office and they said they cannot help me. Been with att since 2005. Wanting to jump to t-mobile but use 25-29GB a month.

    • Julio Hernandez

      I’m not entirely sure but I’m sure a small Google search wouldn’t hurt 🙂

  • Dante Arellano

    15 gbs??????? Fuckk this people never heard of tmobile or what whata sukers

    • Minnesota Fats

      I love T-Mobile 2G everywhere in Missouri!
      LTE signal is weak as can be. No thanks.
      Tried them, they are terrible.

    • sure everyones heard of t-mo, its cheap but the signal sucks and isn’t as fast as they claim it is lol

  • JulianZH

    i cant even use 2gb per month….

  • milandjakovic

    And I thought we had high prices here in Sweden…

  • Paymon John Vafa

    Americans consume data as much as they consume food. #obesity