AT&T's grandfathered unlimited data plans are rising to $45 per month
by Joshua Swingle / Jun 07, 2018, 11:33 AM
The latest one, which will go into effect next month, will see the grandfathered plans increase to $45 per month, with AT&T justifying the move by stating that data consumption is at record high levels but wishes to continue offering the best service for its customers. Additionally, the carrier promises that data speeds will not be affected at all, with throttling only happening after the 22GB mark is exceeded.
Back when these plans were initially introduced, customers only had to pay $30/month, but over the course of the years, AT&T has gradually introduced pricing increases in a bid to get customers to move away from their legacy plans – the most recent one took place in March 2017, raising the price from $35 per month to $40. Nevertheless, it appears there are still a number of customers that are refusing to budge.
For those looking for a newer AT&T unlimited data plans, it’s worth noting that the basic offering starts at $65/month, although it only streams standard definition video. It also lacks mobile hotspot features and doesn’t include any DirecTV savings. Those who want these features and better-quality streaming, however, can opt for a slightly more expensive plan that costs $80 per month.
Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 16, 2017
The fact that these carriers can get away with calling 22GB of data unlimited is B.S. You'd think that in 2018 we would be way more advanced than what we currently are.
posted on Jun 07, 2018, 11:42 AM 3
Posts: 214; Member since: Apr 10, 2017
You Americans are too spoiled..... Look at the plans up north in Canada, you'd be lucky to get 4 GB (on double data promo) (2 + 2 GB) for $85 BYOP plan.
posted on Jun 07, 2018, 12:02 PM 0
Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017
I dumped AT&T after the $10 increase - then about two months after I left - they started offering unlimited plans for less than my old unlimited plan - mind you my old unlimited plan had 450 minutes of phone and each in / out SMS message was billed at $0.10 each. It was a total rip-off. The new plans had unlimited everything but their raising the price alienated me so I said good-bye - and I'm not going back.
posted on Jun 07, 2018, 3:43 PM 0
Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009
As an ATT employee I rarely see anyone on these extremely old plans. Maybe 2 in the last 6 months and both I got them to switch to the new plans. On the old grandfathered plan they get 450 talk minutes for $39.99, unlimited texting for $20, and unlimited data for $40 (going to $45). Thats $100 a month AND data throttles after just 5gb of data on those old plans. The new unlmited is unlimited everything and throttles after 22gb for $65. To be honest those people are idiots for keeping that old plan that has 0 benefit
posted on Jun 08, 2018, 9:52 AM 1
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