fiberguyMy views are my own.Premium
Why would they entice or force users? Unlike Verizon, if you haven't noticed, AT&T is keeping their old family plans. The new shared plans is an OPTION as you have a choice to sign up under the new plans or the older plans. AT&T also isn't forcing people over by eliminating the upgrade discount on handsets either.
Sorry, and this is painful for me to say, but this one I think AT&T got it right and VZ missed the boat.
It's also nice to say that AT&T discounts the smart phones when you buy higher data. If I get the 10gb plan, the smart phone lowers to $30 a piece. For 3 iPhones that would make my bill with AT&T 200 a month, not $325 that I pay now. Since none of the phones on my account go above 500mb per month, a 10gb shared plan would make perfect sense with AT&T.