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AT&T Introduces New, Expensive Shared Data Plans

March 19, 2013

By Gilbert Falso :: 9:09 AM

AT&T rolls out pricey new data plans.Wireless carrier AT&T yesterday announced new tiers and pricing for its shared data plans for smartphones and mobile devices. Hold on to your wallet, though – these plans are pricey.

The company has rolled out three new data packages aimed toward heavy mobile data consumers. All of these plans fall under the umbrella of AT&T’s Mobile Shared data packages. The new data plans offer bandwidth in allotments of 30, 40, and 50 GB chunks.

The 30 GB plan costs $300 per month, the 40 GB plan $400, and the 50 GB plan tops off at – you guessed it – $500. One silver lining to these outrageous prices – they also include unlimited talk and texting. Little consolation, for sure.

In addition to the monthly bandwidth fee, customers will also need to pay an access fee for each device on the plan and using the pool of shared data. That fee is $30 per device.