AT&T is prepping to roll out new text messaging plans?

AT&T is prepping to roll out new text messaging plans?
Who knows if it has anything to do with the impending launch of Verizon's version of the iPhone 4, but it seems like AT&T is prepping to roll out new text messaging plans.

According to a leaked document from Best Buy, AT&T is ready to start offering new text messaging plans and phasing out its old ones. Instead of being offered the minimum 200 text messages for $5/month, it's being replaced with a 1,000 option for only $10 – which of course is more value when you do the math. Conversely, the carrier is also removing its 1,500 text messaging plan for $15/month and will instead offer an unlimited option for a mere $5 more at $20/month ($30 for family plans).

Naturally, the increased amounts should be welcomed for those who are heavy users, but it's rather difficult right now to say whether or not that will be an attractive addition to keep customers from jumping ship. If you prefer sticking with the old options, you may want to add it to your plan right now so you'll be grandfathered in with it – but come next week, you'll only see the new options.

source: Gear Live


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1. ATT Call Center unregistered

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2. MOTOX unregistered

WTF ATT? im on verizon and i get unlimited text with my plan for 10 dollars added on...what rip offs...

5. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

I have Verizon and I never seen a plan that lets you add unlimited texting for 10 dollars.

3. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

$10 for each text message upon going over the amount... I lol'd big time.

7. Libertasian

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is that $10 or 10 cents per message?

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Motox no you don't. Might want to check because VZW doesn't offer that.

6. thomas1215

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

the $10.00 plan is unlimited to verizon customers and 500 to non verizon customers. still way better then ATT's plan

8. lolzz unregistered

verizons cheapest family plan with unlimited text thrown in is a better deal..but not by much and still way over priced...it costs carriers 1/3000th of a cent to send a text..its one of the most profitable things in history...and yet we all pay out the arse for it..

9. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

God AT&T your just plain horrible. Completely useless. I am already paying you premium for smartphone and now you just wanna keep uping the price on me. Listen, and Listen well, IF YOU WANT MORE MONEY THEN START TREATING YOUR CUSTOMERS BETTER! RELEASE ANDROID UPDATES WHEN THE MANUFACTURER HAS RELEASED THEM!

10. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

They already offer an unlimited text plan for $20. Nothing new there. The only changes are the removal of the two below that and addition of the 1000 texts one.

11. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i have verizon att and verizon are the same plans but att is much better you d... witch is much better

12. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Gosh, AT&T makes improvements on plans and people still come on here and hate. Verizon won't make the monster under your bed go away anymore than AT&T will. Grow up people. AT&T works great for me and many others. They still rake in customers so they can't be that bad.

13. what if unregistered

What if you only want to use 50 messages a month. With the new plan you'll pay $100 where the old one was five. Everyone I know on att has the 200 plan because it's the cheapest pland and they don't text much anyways. This is a rip off for those people.

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