On Monday February 3, 2014, AT&T introduced their new family plan prices that could save both families and possibly small businesses money on their current cell service. It will be for current customers as well as those who are switching from wireless carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint who sign up for 10GB or larger Mobile Share Value plan.
What it means for you-
If you are a family that has five smartphones or a small business with up to 10 lines, this could equal significant savings. For example for five smart phones the monthly service cost with 10GB of allowed data usage, unlimited talk and text it would cost $175. Just think of that bill being split five ways and what that could really mean for your budget.
Since on average most users tend to expend about 1.2-2GB monthly of data it’s seemingly more than enough. If your family isn’t that extended the plan can still be useful because even for two people that would mean splitting a bill of $130. Plus if you have additional lines the cost is $15 each extra per phone.
Why is this exciting news for the consumer? Well considering what the cost of mobile services used to be only a year ago it seems that wireless carriers are starting to understand the importance of saving money in a stale economy. Also, with many consumers opting out of home phone service it behooves wireless carriers to be more competitive and get as many customers as possible.
As an added incentive (and sadly only for a limited time), for all new and current customers, AT&T will be issuing a $100 bill credit for each new line of service that is added, whether it’s a tablet, smartphone, home phone or mobile hotspot.
AT&T is projecting that for customers that could mean about $40-$100 of savings monthly.