AT&T also makes changes to their unlimited plans in the wake of Verizon

AT&T also makes changes to their unlimited  plans in the wake of Verizon
With the big news coming from Verizon regarding their new price structure on unlimited calling plans, it only took a while for AT&T to respond. On January 18th, the same day that the new plans for Verizon go into effect, AT&T will also be offering unlimited calling pans for a lower price then they do now. Feature-Phones on a single line will cost $69.99 for unlimited talk, while a family plan with 2 lines will be $119.99. Unlimited texting add-on remains unchanged at $20 for single lines and $30 for family plans. For Quick Messaging Devices, pricing is now $89.99 for unlimited talk and text on single lines and $149.99 on family plans with 2 lines. Furthermore, Smartphones (including the iPhone) will now have unlimited data and voice for $99.99 on single lines plans and $179.99 on family plans with 2 lines, but unlimited texting remains $20 and $30 a month extra.

source: Yahoo Finance

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20 Comments

1. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

follow the leader...people bash VZW all the time for high prices, but when it comes down to it, vzw clearly is the industry leader here. Didn't AT&T, Sprint, Tmob, and the rest of them follow suit with unlimited plans only after vzw announced theirs (albeit, tmob and sprint came out with cheaper versions). Also, wasn't vzw the first to come out with prorated ETFs? Finally, they were the first ons to offer unlimited messaging as part of a calling plan.

4. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

not sure why everyone gave this negative. it is pretty factual, fanboyism aside.

2. thatphoneguy

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Industry leader? You mean industry leader in regards to be the first to require ETF's of $375 on Smartphones, at least no one followed suit there.

5. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

it is $350. and the rest of his post was correct. way to be wrong.

15. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Except Google's 500$ etf for the NO.

3. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Its 350 and its briliant! becasue it keeps dirtbags from opening lines then buying a smartphone selling it on the street turnging a profit and canceling the line. They must lose millions before this etf was in place. If you do your homework and love your service the etf shouuldnt matter anyways. Vzw is the best .. and people still sign up every day even with that fee because they know they arent going anywhere. Big red Biggest and smartest company in the industry!

9. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

VZW is losing customers by the hundreds of thousands due to the iPhone alone!

11. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Sorrry Nogar....VZW still leads the industry in gross adds....DESPITE the iPhone. The Droid made sure of that...not to mention the slew of new devices coming this year ( still waiting to see if the HTC Dragon is coming to VZW ).

16. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Nogar, VZW doesn't lose hundreds of thousands because of the poop phone, VZW probablly gains more every day because of the diversity of their network. They have Android, WinMo (even though thats the crappies os every), and they are the leading carrier of BlackBerry.

6. VZ DUB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

wow , that was fast, less than 48 hours later at&t say... "damn, can Verizon stop coming out with awesome ideas, we're really sick of being the second to alter our plans" oh well though, in the end this competition does only good things for consumers. cudos to vzw for changing unlimited pricing. Now if the would offer a 20$ unlimited data for "3G" phones.

10. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

They do offer a plan of such for 3G phones....but it is $29.99....like the smartphones.

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

so how much for unlimited talk, minimal text n unlimited web?..ohh..$180

14. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

What? Unlimited Talk = 69.99 Unlimited Txt = 20.00 Unlimited Data = 29.99 Total = 119.98 Amazing. The stupidity online never ceases to amaze me.

8. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

You people(especially you vzw fanboys) are idiots!! Who the F cares who came out with the idea first because at the end of the day whether you are with at&t, vzw, tmobile or sprint, YOU the customer win. I hope these companies continue to bitch with one another because if they do I the customer will continue to win. On a side note kudos for vzw for coming out w/it first and making at&t follow now I can talk, surf the web and do so much more at the same time on the nation's fastest 3G network with an unlimited voice and data plan for less:)

12. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Haha. Luke Wilson couldn't have said it better himself. Who the F ever talks and surfs the web at the same time. And I'm not even going to dignidy the fastest network claim with a comment.

17. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Thankyou so much Big Red, my fingers won't hurt as much as they usually do.

18. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

If you had the ability to talk and surf the web at once you would know...lol That's the best my friend talk on a bluetooth while facebooking, or you tubing or watching a game and the list goes on. It's very convient trust me .

13. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"lower price then they do now" These articles are serioulsy writen by 4 year olds. In a few minutes they will correct the spelling to 'than' and no one will know what my comment is about. That is unless they delete my comment all together.

19. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Being a ATT consumer that's great eith way both verizon and att will rape you in azz regarding they basically charge the same thing overrall after taxes

20. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Clearly big red you are a verizon customer and clearly have no concept of how beautiful it is to talk and surf the web, or check email or any other of things you can do at the same time because you can't utilize them on the verizon network. LMAO

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