With the addition of a 4th line on my AT&T bill, I’ve started to really look at the data usage and how much I’m paying for it. With all 4 of these phones being iPhones, each one requires a data plan. And since we’re not heavy users and also not light data users, the 200mb plan is a bit too little… but the 2gb plan is a bit too much.
Where’s my Goldilocks plan?
It’s a shared data plan. And I want it now.
And now, 4 iPhones, each on the 2gb plan, we’ll be paying $100/mo JUST in data, for an available 8gb of data per month.
In the last 6 months, with 3 iPhones on the plan (paying a total of $75 per month for an available 6gb of data per month), we have used a TOTAL of 5.5gb of data. That’s all three lines. Combined. For 6 months. And in those same 6 months, we’ve used an average of 900mb per month – COMBINED – all while I’ve been paying for 6gb per month. So basically I’m paying $75 a month and using about $11 worth of data.
I have a Family Talk plan. Where’s my Family Data plan? How hard is it to give me 3gb of data per month to share between all of my iPhones… for around $35? Need more? How about a 5gb shared plan for $50 per month?
I can think of no other reason to NOT do this other than pure greed. Why would AT&T want to simplify things and save me money when they can fuck me over every month for $100 worth of data that I’m not using? Sure, an obvious answer might be “so just use more data and get your money’s worth” … OK, but that’s not a solution. I’m not going to try to use data for the sake of using data. That’s just dumb.
So… AT&T… how about you go “above and beyond” for me and give me a reasonable, shared data plan? That is of course, if you actually mean what your website says:
“AT&T goes above and beyond to serve our customers.”
Or is that just a bunch of PR crap?