New AT&T Mobile Share And Pooled Data Plans Help Businesses Go Mobile, Cut Costs And Boost Productivity

Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:37am EDT

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Larger Shared Data Plans and Data-Only Plans Offer Added Flexibility and
Affordability for Businesses and Consumers


DALLAS,  March 18, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is helping businesses "raise the
productivity bar" with expanded choices of shared data plans. Starting  March
22, AT&T will offer larger Mobile Share plans, new Mobile Share - Data (only)
plans, and new Business Pooled Nation for Data plans. The new plans make it even
easier and more affordable to work or play on the go, whether that be taking
mobile payments, controlling inventory, downloading videos, managing fleets, or
navigating unfamiliar streets.

The new plans are ideal for businesses, as well as consumers who need more data,
and build on AT&T's existing  Mobile Share plans  with expanded options of 30
GB, 40 GB and 50 GB, including unlimited calls and texts. In addition, AT&T is
offering new Mobile Share - Data plans for businesses and consumers and new
Business Pooled Nation for Data plans for business customers.  

"Our expanded Mobile Share plans make it even easier for business customers to
choose a data option that's right for them," said  Joe Lueckenhoff, AT&T Senior
Vice President, Business Product Management, "whether it's a large business
wanting to better connect with employees, or a small business owner needing a
data-only plan."

Details on Expanded Options  
Mobile Share: With AT&T Mobile Share plans, customers start by choosing the
amount of data they want each month, and then select the devices to be included
in their shared plan (at least one device must be a smartphone). Each plan
includes unlimited domestic talk and texts for  smartphones  and quick messaging
phones, and each plan includes tethering. Existing Mobile Share plans offer from
1 GB to 20 GB of data per month. The new larger Mobile Share data plans
include:

 First, choose your monthly data amount.  Per Month**                           
 Mobile Share with Unlimited Talk & Text  30 GB       40 GB       50 GB       
                                          
$300       
$400       
$500       
                                          
+          
+          
+          
                                          
$30        
$30        
$30        
 Each Smartphone**                        
                                          Additional data: $15 per GB           


In addition, more devices can be added to each of these plans, including:

* Basic and quick messaging phones -  $30  per month per device  
* Laptops, LaptopConnect cards, and netbooks -  $20  per month per device  
* Tablets and gaming devices -  $10  per month per device

Businesses can add up to 10 devices for plans up to 20 GB; 15 devices for 30 GB
plans; 20 devices for 40 GB plans; and 25 devices for 50 GB plans. Consumers can
add up to 10 devices per plan.

Mobile Share - Data: Also, effective  March 22, Mobile Share - Data plans (i.e.,
no talk and text) are available for businesses and consumers with shared data
buckets ranging from 4 GB to 50 GB and prices ranging from  $30 to $335  per
month. Mobile Share - Data plans are only available for tablets, laptops and
other connected devices.  

Business Pooled Nation for Data:  In addition, businesses who need data sharing
for more than 25 devices can choose from new AT&T Business Pooled Nation for
Data plans, with buckets ranging from 300 MB to 10 GB and monthly prices from 
$20 to $80  for eligible devices.

For more information about Mobile Share and Business Pooled Nation for Data
plans, please see this  plan and pricing sheet.  

Choosing an AT&T Mobile Share Plan
Customers can select one of the new Mobile Share plans or choose  one of AT&T's
existing Mobile Share plans. Current customers are not required to switch to the
new plans, but can choose to do so without a contract extension. There are no
changes to AT&T's device upgrade policy,which means customers eligible to
upgrade to AT&T's best device price are not required to switch plans.  

To help customers track their data usage, AT&T keeps them informed with courtesy
alerts as they near their data allowance for the month. Customers can check
their usage at anytime online, through the myAT&T mobile app, or by calling
*DATA# from their mobile phone.  

Each data plan includes access to more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at no
additional charge.   Wi-Fi*** usage at public hotspots, home or office does not
count toward the monthly wireless data plan usage.

Customers can learn more about the new Mobile Share plans and determine which
plan is best for them at  www.att.com/mobileshare. Businesses can learn more
about the new Business Pooled Nation for Data plans and determine which plan is
best at  www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/plans/.  

* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.



**  Access to corporate email and intranet available for additional  $15/mo. per
device.



*** Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply.   See  www.attwifi.com for details and locations.



Mobile Share:  Smartphone required. Available for 3G, HSPA+, LTE devices only.
For businesses, up to 15 devices for 30GB plan, 20 for 40GB plan, and 25 devices
for 50GB plan. For consumers and families, up to 10 devices per plan. Additional
monthly charge per device. Unlimited talk and text for phones only. If you are
using a shared data plan without a Smartphone(s) on the account or you do not
have all required elements of the plan, AT&T reserves the right to place the
non-complying device(s) on an appropriate plan(s). If you exceed the amount of
data in your plan during your billing period, an additional 1GB is automatically
provided as specified in your rate plan. Overage charges are billed to the
primary line. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the
billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited.
Authorized users on the account may temporarily suspend data access for each
device using the Mobile Share Plan. Data access will be restored at the
beginning of the next billing cycle. Monthly charges, however, will continue to
apply. Tethering and mobile hotspot use is permitted with up to five (5)
simultaneous devices. Access to corporate email, intranet and apps available for
 $15/ mo. per device. Additional monthly charge per device not eligible for
discounts. Domestic use only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and
other restrictions may apply. See rate plan brochure for complete details.

Mobile Share - Data: Smartphones, basic and quick messaging phones are
prohibited. Up to ten (10), fifteen (15), twenty (20) or twenty-five (25)
devices depending on the plan. For consumers and families, up to 10 devices per
plan. Additional monthly charge per device. Tethering and mobile hotspot use are
permitted with up to five (5) simultaneous devices. If you are using a Mobile
Share - Data Plan with a smartphone, with a device that is not a Designated Data
Device, for tethering or as a mobile hotspot with more than five (5)
simultaneous users, or otherwise use the plan in any way that is inconsistent
with its terms, AT&T reserves the right to suspend or terminate service to your
account, place any non-complying device on an appropriate Mobile Share Plan,
and/or add any other required element of the plan. If you exceed the amount of
data in your plan during your billing period, an additional 1GB is automatically
provided as specified in your rate plan. Overage charges are billed to the
primary line. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the
billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited.
Authorized users on the account may temporarily suspend data access for each
device using the Mobile Share - Data Plan. Data access will be restored at the
beginning of the next billing cycle. Monthly charges, however, will continue to
apply. Designated Data Devices that are capable of accessing corporate email,
intranet sites and/or other business applications may do so for no additional
monthly access charge. Additional monthly charge per device not eligible for
discounts. Domestic use only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and
other restrictions may apply. See rate plan brochure for complete details.

Business Pooled Nation for Data:  Available only to customers with a qualified
AT&T business agreement for wireless services ("Business Agreement") and their
respective Corporate Responsibility Users ("CRUs"). Within a single Billing
Account Number ("BAN"), CRUs activated on separate Business Pooled Nation for
Data Plans are combined to create a "Data Pool." Every billing cycle, each CRU
first uses his or her plan's included domestic data usage ("Included Usage"). If
a CRU does not use all his or her Included Usage, it creates an underage in the
amount of the unused KB of data usage ("Under Usage"). If a CRU uses more than
his or her Included Usage, it creates an overage in the amount of the excess KB
of data usage ("Over Usage"). The Data Pool's Under Usage amounts for each CRU
and Over Usage amounts for each CRU are then aggregated respectively and the
totals are compared. If the aggregate Under Usage amount exceeds the aggregate
Over Usage amount, then the difference is allocated among each CRU in the Data
Pool with Over Usage, resulting in a credit on the invoice equal to the amount
of each such CRU's additional data usage charges. Any excess Under Usage will be
forfeited. If the aggregate Over Usage amount exceeds the aggregate Under Usage
amount, then the ratio of Under Usage to Over Usage is applied equally to the
data usage of each CRU in the Data Pool with Over Usage, resulting in a credit
on the invoice against each such CRU's corresponding additional data usage
charges to partially offset such charges. For example, if a Data Pool has 900
Under Usage KB and 1000 Over Usage KB (which means a ratio of 90%), then each
CRU with Over Usage will receive a bill credit equal to 90% of his or her
additional data usage charges. CRUs changing price points or migrating Business
Pooled Nation for Data plans during a bill cycle may result in one-time
prorations or other minor impacts to the credit calculation. Customer may have
more than one Data Pool within a Foundation Account Number; however, CRUs in one
Data Pool cannot take advantage of another Data Pool's Under Usage, and each CRU
can only participate in one Data Pool at a time. AT&T reserves the right to
limit the number of CRUs in a Data Pool due to business needs and system
limitations. CRUs on non-pooling AT&T plans may be included in the same BAN as
CRUs on Business Pooled Nation for Data Plans; however, these non-pooling CRUs
will not receive the pooling benefits or contribute Included Usage to other CRUs
in a Data Pool. Additional monthly charge per device not eligible for discounts.
Domestic use only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and other
restrictions may apply. See rate plan brochure for complete details.



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Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
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also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse®  and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one
of the most advanced in the world.  

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