AT&T introduces new unlimited data plan

AT&T introduces new unlimited data plan
Following the introduction of Verizon's new unlimited data plan last weekend, AT&T has responded by revising its unlimited data plan and opening it up to all subscribers. The new plan begins tomorrow. Those with four lines will pay $180 a month for unlimited talk, text and data after shelling out $220 a month for two months. Any subscriber who consumes 22GB of data during the month could have his data speed throttled during periods of network congestion. Previously, AT&T subscribers had to be DirecTV or U-Verse TV subscribers to be eligible to receive an unlimited plan. As of tomorrow, that restriction goes away.

With the plan, AT&T subscribers will also be able to make unlimited calls from the states to Canada and Mexico and send unlimited texts to over 120 countries. Those who sign up for the Roam North America plan at no charge will be able to talk, text and use data while inside Canada or Mexico without having to pay roaming charges.

Let's break down the pricing some more. AT&T's new unlimited plan costs $100 a month per line with $40 a month charged for each additional line. The fourth line is free, which is how we got to the $180 per month in the first paragraph. However, for the first two months there will be a $40 line charge. That explains why you'll be paying $220 per month for the first two months before the $180 price kicks in for a family of four.

While the other carriers are offering 10GB of free 4G LTE hotspot service with their unlimited plans, AT&T is not changing anything in that department.

source: AT&T



1. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

1st. Guess who is late to the Party.

2. SmiLeoGeo

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I knew this was coming after Verizon announced their unlimited plan. I guess we have Tmobile to thank for the return of the unlimited plans to the two biggest carriers in the states But uhm...what's with the extra $40 a month for two months???

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

lol. At&T still waxing lol They still charge a crazy "smartphone" fee

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Just make all plans have 50-75 GB and call it a day. 99.99% of people won't use more than that.

5. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I watch a lot of porn so yes I'll used more than that.

6. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I mean YouTube.

10. ssteemix

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

lol, exact

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

You would literally die if you cum from watching 50GB of pron in a month, I meant come home and watch YouTube

16. KoreyEcKorbuscus

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

I use 200 gb in one week

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

100 dollar for one line. Ouch. No wonder they want grandfather people off the old unlimited plans. If they keep messing with my plan, I won't be getting this one. I will tell them to F off just like I told Verizon. Don't be greedy you crooked carriers.

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well well AT&T jumping in,..still Tmobile tops in terms of price, tax and fee's included.

9. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

No tethering when the other three offer it.. Damnit AT&T.

11. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

If they are going to be charging more than Verizon (who usually is the most expensive and proud of it) , ATT could at least include some hotspot allowance. With that, wonder if they would kick me off unlimited if I tether via jailbreak / Cydia apps(?) -- since they have bent with reoffering the gluttonous plan. If so may be a legit reason to move to Verizon. I do like their unlimited 3G speed hotspot allowance (which hopefully is at least 512kbps).

12. AlikMalix unregistered

I love T-Mobile for all this goodness we got from Verizon and at&t. If only t-mo had better coverage here. Credit given where credit is due. The uncarrier is the man.

14. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

It all depends where you live. Verizon's coverage map is the biggest pile of lies. At&t and Sprint are downright terrible where I live. Tmobile blows them all away in speed and coverage. I was in a very rural area middle of nowhere and Tmobile was the only one that had coverage. I still do think they need to expand low frequency more because in building coverage sucks major.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31607; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's who me and my mrs. roll with. Out of the big 4, AT&T has been the best for me.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.