May 8th, 2012

The race for shared data is on. It’s been long rumored and semi-confirmed that both AT&T and Verizon will be offering shared data plans for families on a budget, but when it comes to AT&T — it looks like they could be first out the gate. In an interview with Cnet, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said he felt very “comfortable” with the upcoming shared data plans.

This coming after previous statements from the CEO who, back in January, didn’t seem to enthusiastic saying AT&T would have to overcome IT and billing issues, as well as figure out exactly how they were going to subsidize devices on these plans.

Seems most of the issues may have been worked out with the CEO now saying AT&T knows exactly how these plans will be structured. Still no word on exactly when we can expect these new shared data plans to roll out, but Mr. de la Vega did mention they should be available in the coming months.

Where do you guys stand on shared data family plans? Is it something you’ve been interested in and do you think it could help lower that monthly bill?

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