AT&T introduces Unlimited Plus which offers a $25 monthly credit toward AT&T's video services
The bottom line is that subscribers to the AT&T Unlimited Plus plan will receive unlimited talk, text and data, and 10GB of high-speed tethering (after 10GB, speed is reduced to 128 kbps). Tablets and other connected devices can be added for $20 a month. Include DirecTV and the entire package is available for $115 a month if Auto-Pay and paperless billing are agreed to. Select DirecTV Now instead, and the monthly cost starts at $100. For a family of four, the Unlimited Plus with DirecTV is $210 per month. With DirecTV Now, a family of four pays $195 monthly.
If you don't want the video content, the AT&T Unlimited Choice Plan offers unlimited talk, text and data. The latter runs at a maximum speed of 3Mbps, and video is streamed at 480p resolution (DVD quality) at 1.5Mbps. A single line is $60 a month with four lines running at $155 a month. Again, subscribers need to sign up for Auto-Pay and paperless billing.
Both plans include unlimited calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico, and allow subscribers to send unlimited texts to over 120 countries. With either plan, subscribers can talk, text and use data in Canada or Mexico with no roaming charges.
As it turns out, both plans do have a 22GB monthly data cap. Subscribers who hit that bogey could find their service throttled during times of severe network congestion. And there is one more thing. Anyone switching to AT&T, trading in their existing smartphone and buying a new one using AT&T Next, will receive up to $650 in credits.
If you're interested in the new unlimited plans, visit your local AT&T store, or go to ATT.com.