Businesses on the hunt for a pooled plan with plenty of internet usage might be interested in AT&T latest offerings. But these data plans don’t come cheap, the 50GB option starts at $500 a month.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is joining the likes of Verizon and AT&T in introducing shared data plans for its customers starting next month. The new plans allow customers to share a single pool of data allowance on up to 10 devices – be they smartphones, feature phones, tablets, USB modems, and other connected devices.
With Sprint looking to merge with Softbank and Clearwire, it might not be too long until we see the US carriers’ rankings really shaken up. Add that to the looming “T-Metro” deal, and Verizon and AT&T, the current leaders by number of subscribers, truly have something to be afraid of.
Last month, AT&T revealed the first details about its upcoming shared data plans, stating that the new pricing scheme will come into effect by the end of August. Now the carrier has announced that the Mobile Share plans will become available to customers starting August 23. AT&T’s Mobile Share plans (just like Verizon’s similar Share Everything offer) will allow customers to use one pool of minutes, text, and data on up to 10 devices, of which one must be a smartphone. One important difference between the shared plans of America’s two largest carriers is the fact that AT&T won’t force…