AT&T is expanding its Mobile Share plans to include 300MB and 2GB options, closing a significant gap that existed in the carrier’s data plan portfolio. With the new plans, users will pay $20 per month for 300MB plus an additional $50 per smartphone. The 2GB plan, meanwhile, will cost $50 per month, plus $45 per smartphone.
A person who signs up a 300MB Mobile Share plan will pay $70 per month with unlimited voice and texts. By comparison, a person who signs up for AT&T’s Individual plan, which includes 450 minutes of voice, unlimited messaging and 300MB of data will end up paying $79.99 per month. The 1GB option now costs $40 per month plus an additional $45 per smartphone while the 4GB plan costs $70 per month plus an additional $40 per phone.
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Verizon’s Share Everything plan, which includes unlimited text and voice, starts at $40 per month for 300MB of data plus $40 per smartphone, bringing the total to $80 per month for a single line. Step up to the 1GB plan, and you’ll be shelling out $50 and an additional $40 per smartphone. Move on to the 2GB plan and you’ll pay $60 for the plan and $40 per line.
T-Mobile’s Individual Simple Choice plan will set you back $50 for unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data. Move up to 2GB of data for $60 per month, or go for the gusto with Unlimited Nationwide 4G for $70 per month. Go for 500MB of data with two lines on the Simple Choice Family plan and it’ll cost you $80 per month. Get the 2GB plan for two devices and it’ll cost $100 per month.
Sprint’s new Unlimited, My Way plan includes unlimited text, voice and data for $80 per month for a single device. Each additional line will cost you $30. If you want to save cash, you can drop down to 1GB of data for $70 per month. The My All-In plan, features unlimited talk, text and data plus 5GB of hotspot data for $110 per device.
As it stands, it looks as though T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G plan is the most affordable option for users looking for a reasonably-sized pool of data, and the ability to call and text as much as they want.