AT&T launches shared data plans for people with multiple devices

AT&T will begin offering shared data plans which allows you to buy a “pool of data” and share it among your wireless devices. AT&T, like the other carriers, has come to realize that people travel with iPhones and iPads, and want to use their cellular data subscription on these portable devices. Verizon already has one called “Share Everything”.

According to the AT&T press release, the company sees a future in which all kinds of devices will be connected to a person’s cellular plan:

“We offer customers a broad choice and the best lineup of plans, now enhanced by Mobile Share,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility. “With these new plans, the more you share, the more you save. They’ll be a good fit for a variety of new and existing customers. But if customers want to stay on their current plan or choose from our existing plans, they can do that, too. It’s their choice.

“Today we think of people’s smartphones and tablets sharing a bucket of data. But in the future we’ll see health care monitors, connected cars, security systems and other devices in the home all connected to the mobile Internet,” said Christopher. “Our Mobile Share plans are simple, easy and a great value for individuals or families with multiple mobile Internet devices.”