Family plans are all the rage with wireless companies. Get groups of customers to buy a bucket of data together for a discounted price. This morning, T-Mobile announced a new plan that it hopes will lure customers in from AT&T, but the company isn’t making a big deal out a major restriction that could make the offer unattractive to some families. [More]
To say we saw this new AT&T shared data plan rollout coming a mile away wouldn’t be totally accurate — perhaps we’ll say we saw this coming a month away, back when Verizon Wireless announced its new data sharing plan to encourage customers to hook up multiple devices on one account. AT&T is calling it Mobile Share, and says current customers don’t have to switch to it, and new customers can choose whether they want it partake or not.