AT&T introduces Unlimited Plus which offers a $25 monthly credit toward AT&T's video services

AT&T introduces Unlimited Plus which offers a $25 monthly credit toward AT&T's video services
AT&T has tweaked the unlimited data plan that it introduced almost two weeks ago. Starting this coming Thursday, AT&T customers can sign up for the AT&T Unlimited Plus wireless plan. With this plan, AT&T subscribers who are also signed up for an AT&T video service like DirecTV, DirecTV Now or U-Verse TV will receive a $25 credit each month that can be used toward one of those plans.

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.

source: AT&T

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10 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Some solid deals right there. VeriExpensive should learn a thing or two from AT&T, when it comes to data plans.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

I still think that Verizon's new Unlimited Plan is better because of HotSpot support.... Coming from "since forever" AT&T user.. Maybe it's because I don't care for TV service at all..

4. noerdlinger

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 20, 2014

Except a) After hitting your data cap, VZ "prioritizes" speed down to 3G, not AT&T's 2G, and b) VZ gives you unlimited HD streaming by default, including 4k. AT&T is STILL more expensive for a family of 4, and they don't make you jump through a bunch of b.s. hoops to get that price. AT&T has to be regretting buying DTV. Their subscriber numbers continue to plummet, and the video content from DTV has not proven to be a draw to consumers.

5. suavemezie

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

What you don't know is that content /video service is where the money is, not the mobile/wireless. That's why AT&T keeps making more money than Verizon and co

9. emcdonald75

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Do you think that Dish Network is a better buy for Verizon because of the spectrum it holds, which possibly allows Verizon to offer zero-rated services on a Sling TV platform? Or AT&T's buy of Time Warner for media content ownership is a better deal?

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

NOTICE: taxes and fees are not mentioned.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Isn't that obvious?

10. trublackrose

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

They also don't mention them when I go to Wwalmart, or Krogers, or JC Penny's, or Macy's, or Target, or when I buy a car, or when I buy a computer. Pretty much anytime I shop retail. Not until the receipt is printed and I'm told the amount I have to pay. Been like that for at least 33 years for me. Not sure why this is new to people unless you are like 14 and haven't come to realize this is how everything works with very few exceptions.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well I don't have DTV so the new plan was going to cost me about $30 more then I pay now.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah these new unlimited plans suck pricing wise. I'm not paying $25 more for our 4 lines when we already roll over 8 GB per month.

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