AT&T Is Making Its Shared Data Family Plans Way Cheaper

Over the weekend, AT&T announced that it's cutting the prices of its Mobile Share Value plans that are aimed at families—and it could save you between $50 and $100 a month.

The Mobile Share plans will continue working in the same way: you purchase a bucket of data (unlimited talk and text included) to share with the whole family. Now, AT&T isn't making the data cheaper, but you'll pay less per line if you get 10GB of data or more a month.

You can now add an off-contract handset to the plan for $15 month, down from $25 before. That may sound modest, but it adds up. Four mobiles sharing 10GB of data will now cost$160 a month; for perspective, four mobiles sharing 4GB used to cost $175. You will, however, need to think about handsets, as the deal is only open to users who buy new phones outright, bring their own off-contract, or upgrade using the Next early upgrade plan.

Perhaps best of all, though, is the fact that existing users of the Mobile Share plan with on-contract phones can switch to the new pricing structure. Call AT&T, and it will switch you to a Mobile Share Value plan with 10GB of data, dropping the cost per phone from $40 to $15 per month. That's a huge saving; what are you waiting for? [AT&T via Verge]