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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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AT&T Adds Unlimited International Messaging to Mobile Share Plans




AT&T today announced plans to add unlimited international messaging to all of its Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans, allowing customers in the United States to send international messages as part of their existing plans, with no additional cost. Text, picture, and video messages are all included.
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On Friday, February 28, all AT&T Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans will now include unlimited international messaging from the U.S. to the world. AT&T consumer and business Mobile Share customers can send unlimited text, picture and video messages. Current Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value customers will automatically benefit from this offer.
AT&T is also deploying a new World Connect Value international calling package, which offers one cent per minute calls from the United States to more than 35 countries including Canada, Mexico, and several other locations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The add-on, which is available to all AT&T wireless postpaid customers, costs $5 per month.

AT&T's new unlimited international messaging follows Verizon's recent introduction of new More Everything plans that also include unlimited international messaging.

Both the World Connect Value plan and the unlimited international messaging will be available beginning on Friday, February 28.

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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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Competition is a good thing. Thank you T-Mobile and Verizon!
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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They really need to get rid of extra charges for texts and calls between the US and Canada.

I mean, why should it cost extra to call our hat???
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:25 PM   #4
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Thank you Tmobile for changing the the mobile telecom world for the better!
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:37 PM   #5
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I am still on AT&T and very much appreciate these little extras. Last month I changed to the new share plan that lowered my bill while increasing my cap to 10gig.

I am still angry with the double month bill when I upgraded to my 5s and still not sure if I will renew when my two years are up. But that is a long way off and if the competition continues to heat up, I am sure there will be a lot more surprises between now and then.

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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:37 PM   #6
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The truth is, these plans are still bad. Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile all have terrible offers. What makes sense in this day and age is pure unlimited mobile broadband and that is it. That is what I have here in town with Cricket (although now that ATT bought them out, we'll see how long I can keep my plan) and simply use Skype to call out to regular phones when I need and iMessage, or whatever platform suits the moment.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:40 PM   #7
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The truth is, these plans are still bad. Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile all have terrible offers. What makes sense in this day and age is pure unlimited mobile broadband and that is it. That is what I have here in town with Cricket (although now that ATT bought them out, we'll see how long I can keep my plan) and simply use Skype to call out to regular phones when I need and iMessage, or whatever platform suits the moment.
Yet people still pay for them. Economics, eh?

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T-mobile has become a disruptive force in the telecom industry. Wow.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:40 PM   #8
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This wouldn't have happened if Steve Jobs were still alive.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:49 PM   #9
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Yay, now I can text message all my UK friends and not worry about the costs.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:54 PM   #10
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This is excellent news! Thank you at&t!
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:54 PM   #11
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So AT&T responds fairly quickly to match one of the things that Verizon added that AT&T didn't. On the other hand Verizon misses a huge thing of not allowing discounts on phones that are paid off, unlike AT&T that introduced that. We can only hope Verizon wakes up and adds that, but somehow they seem to suddenly think they don't have to match their close competitors all that well anymore.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:57 PM   #12
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What about people on normal plans?
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 03:58 PM   #13
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People already have unlimited international messaging from whatsapp and other apps like it, but you know this and because of this you did it.

In Europe for this pricing you get unlimited calls and messaging worldwide.


...not impressed with this offer
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 04:10 PM   #14
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i dont think i have sent a single SMS on my iPhone 5 yet
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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Now if only they brought back unlimited data...

Why do I get the feeling that that will never happen?
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 05:44 PM   #16
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Wow this is a great addition, haven't expected AT&T to offer so much to the customers. Only wish is that the international voice package included China, but I can still use Google Voice for that.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 05:44 PM   #17
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$5 a month!!!

It costs AT&T less than half a cent to send an international txt.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 05:48 PM   #18
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lunch

AT&T is starting to realize that, while it was asleep, T-Mobile was up and eating breakfast.

Now it's eating its lunch. Not in number of customers - yet - but certainly in terms of mindshare. AT&T is on its heels just wondering where the next shot will come from.

They deserve it.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 05:55 PM   #19
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225 countries?

From http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=25276 :
World Connect Value ... offers low rate calling from the U.S. to over 225 countries
Interesting...

from http://www.worldatlas.com/nations.htm
Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195 or 196 independent countries in the world today
AT&T know something the rest of us don't...?

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Old Feb 25, 2014, 05:57 PM   #20
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People already have unlimited international messaging from whatsapp and other apps like it, but you know this and because of this you did it.
Well, although the move may be late and merely a reaction to increased competition, I for one won't complain about getting more.

As for WhatsApp, while it may be undoutably very popular, SMS still continues to be a dominant messaging platform, however regrettable.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 05:59 PM   #21
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Why shall we fall for all kinds of gimmicks from at&t?
Especially when their subsidy aio wireless can offer unlimited (with throttle) for $45?
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 06:12 PM   #22
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that's it? stupid att...how about unlimited data and calls
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 06:14 PM   #23
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that's it? stupid att...how about unlimited data and calls
And for free too!
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 07:35 PM   #24
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It's amazing how AT&T always limb in with half baked deals after T-Mobile leads the way.

I've left AT&T a years ago and couldn't be more happy with T-Mobile, pay less than half what I use to pay before
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 08:16 PM   #25
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People already have unlimited international messaging from whatsapp and other apps like it, but you know this and because of this you did it.



In Europe for this pricing you get unlimited calls and messaging worldwide.





...not impressed with this offer

What part of Europe? I lived there 7 years and never heard of this.
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