AT&T introduces new unlimited data plan
by Alan Friedman / Feb 16, 2017, 8:06 PM
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.
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???
posted on Feb 16, 2017, 8:28 PM 2
Posts: 1318; 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.
posted on Feb 16, 2017, 8:41 PM 2
Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017
I watch a lot of porn so yes I'll used more than that.
posted on Feb 16, 2017, 9:46 PM 0
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.
posted on Feb 16, 2017, 10:06 PM 0
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).
posted on Feb 17, 2017, 12:25 AM 0
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.
posted on Feb 17, 2017, 12:46 AM 0
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.
posted on Feb 17, 2017, 7:55 AM 0
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