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August 18, 2016

AT&T Eliminating Overage Charges

Users Will Now Have Speed Dialed Back When They Surpass Limit

AT&T is eliminating the bane of smartphone users.

phone-1209230_640The company announced Wednesday new user plans which bid farewell to overages. Rather, users who exceed their monthly data will have their speeds lowered automatically. This means the overage fees and scary bills some users would receive after losing track of how many gigabytes they have used should become a thing of the past.

AT&T announced the change – which it is calling Mobile Share Advantage – by rolling out a handful of new plans for users.

“The new Mobile Share Advantage plans are available Aug. 21. Consumers and businesses alike can gain a wireless experience, without overage charges.  Instead of overage charges, after customers use all of their high-speed data amounts, all data usage will be reduced to a maximum of 128 kbps for the rest of their bill cycle,” the company explained in press release.

Users can now choose plans starting at $30 per month through to $135.

There are, naturally, some other fees involved.

For smartphones with no annual contract (for example, on AT&T Next, AT&T Next Every Year, or other installment agreements, Bring Your Own, purchase at full price, or month to month term), customers will pay a $20 access charge per smartphone a month for Mobile Share Advantage and $15 per smartphone line a month on Mobile Share Advantage for Business. The access charge for basic/features phones will be $20 a month per phone on both plans.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.