AT&T is ditching data overage charges

If you live in constant fear of going over your allotted data-cap on your wireless service each month, you should check out the new AT&T Mobile Share Advantage program. The new pricing structure is much simpler, and the new plans eliminate data overage charges for wireless customers.

The new Mobile Share Advantage Plans are available August 21, 2016, but you won’t have unlimited, full-speed access mind you. Both Consumers and businesses can switch to the new plan, with a few exceptions outlined on the site. Instead of overage charges, after customers use all of their high-speed data amounts, all data usage will be reduced to a maximum of 128 kbps for the rest of their bill cycle. You won’t be stuck there, but you will know that you are over, and can pay to speed things up again if you have to, or want to. Parents might enjoy the idea as well, since wireless bills have the tendency to be outrageous from month to month.

The company states, “These new plans include all the value-added benefits of our previous Mobile Share Value plans: unlimited domestic talk and text, Rollover DataSM, sharable data, multiple international perks and mobile hotspot capability.” Mobile Share Advantage plans offer many choices and include more data at a lower cost per megabyte than some plans AT&T currently offers. The new plans start at 1GB and go all the way up to 200GB.

For example, if you have 2 smartphone lines on a current Mobile Share Value 5GB plan for $100 per month, you can now get the new Mobile Share Advantage 6GB plan – 1 additional GB of data for the same price, plus no overages. If you need more data, for $20 more a month, you can get 10GB of data.

The company has also revised the 25GB and higher plans. AT&T now offerS a new 25GB plan for $190 per month for 4 smartphone lines (previously $235 per month) and the 30GB plan is now $215 per month for 4 smartphone lines (previously $285 per month). Customers can add up to 10 lines on both plans. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing structure.



Monthly Plan Charge

Rollover DataSM, Unlimited Domestic Talk/Text; Unlimited Text from U.S. to 120+ Countries

Unlimited Talk/Text to Mexico and Canada; Plan usage in Mexico with no roaming charges3

















All Mobile Share Advantage Plans also have an access charge of $10 – $40 a month per device not included in prices shown above.


The company also offers 40GB, 50GB, 60GB, 80GB and 100GB Mobile Share Advantage plans. Business customers can choose from Mobile Share Advantage for Business plans. These run from 25GB to 200GB and can accommodate up to 25 lines.

With the new Mobile Share Advantage and Mobile Share Advantage for Business plans, AT&T is simplifying the access charge for smartphone and basic/feature phone lines.

For smartphones with no annual contract (for example, on AT&T Next, AT&T Next Every Year, or other installment agreements, Bring Your Own, purchase at full price, or month to month term), customers will pay a $20 access charge per smartphone a month for Mobile Share Advantage and $15 per smartphone line a month on Mobile Share Advantage for Business. The access charge for basic/features phones will be $20 a month per phone on both plans.

Visit an AT&T store to learn more about these plans.


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