AT&T does away with on-contract pricing for tablets

Finally, AT&T has decided to do the right thing by getting rid of its subsidized pricing for tablets according to a couple of store representatives. This is great because customers who want to purchase a slate from the second largest wireless provider in the Unites States no longer has to get locked into a very expensive data plan (contract). The company is perhaps trying to push its new Mobile Share plans by making it easier for customers to attach tablets on to their pool of data for $10 more per month..

Right now, the only tablets the company has (besides the iPad) is the Pantech Element and the HTC Jetstream, so the deal is a bit sour hardware-wise. The new plan is more of the company’s monkey see, monkey do, approach when it comes to following whatever Verizon does first. Big Red made all of its tablets and netbooks available contract-free over a month ago. All in all, getting rid of the subsidy will save customers five dollars per month. The list of AT&T data plans goes as follows: 250MB for $14.99, 3GB for $30, and 5GB for $50.

Who out there plans on using AT&T’s shared data plans for their extra devices?

[via The Verge]


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