AT&T has announced that it will soon offer plans that allow customers to share data between devices. The new plans are similar to Verizon’s recently available Share Everything plan. Let’s compare: AT&T’s data plans start $10 cheaper than Verizon’s, at $40 for 1 gigabyte. Both plans charge a monthly fee for each device, but AT&T’s fee gets smaller as you add more data, while Verizon’s stays the same no matter what. AT&T offers a 20 gigabyte plan for $200 a month, while Verizon’s plan only go up to 10 gigs. But, Verizon’s plan provides more choices for users who use smaller amounts of data. Current customers are not forced to switch over with either company, but you’re probably wondering if you should. It all depends on your data usage and number of devices. If you have several devices, pay attention to their data usage in the next couple of bills to see if you’d benefit from the switch.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 19, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).