AT&T offering unlimited mobile data to DirecTV and U-Verse customers

AT&T offering unlimited mobile data to DirecTV and U-Verse customers
Looking for incentives to add new subscribers and keep existing ones for its DirecTV and U-Verse TV, AT&T has brought back unlimited mobile data. The carrier did away with the all-you-can-eat data offerings back in 2010. There are still grandfathered unlimited accounts paying $30 a month for the service, but that is expected to rise to $35 next month. At that price, it is still a sweet deal. 

But we digress. Today's news means that starting tomorrow, DirecTV and U-Verse customers can pay $100 a month for unlimited data from AT&T. Additional lines will cost $40 monthly, and the fourth smartphone line is free. Combining your wireless and TV bill results in a $10 a month discount. That means a family of four can score unlimited data for $170 a month. New and grandfathered unlimited plan subscribers will both be subject to throttling if they consume more than 22GB of data in a single month. The old cap of 5GB was raised last year. The throttling will only take place if the AT&T customer is using a "congested" cell tower, and each unlimited plan holder will be alerted when they have used 75% of the 22GB monthly cap (16.5GB).

AT&T says that the unlimited data offering is temporary, which means that those interested in the deal should not procrastinate. U-Verse and DirecTV service starts at $20 a month, rising to $50 after the first year.

AT&T spent $49 billion back in 2014 to acquire DirecTV.


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29 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

So, same throttling as t-mobile after 21gb.

3. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

and Metro PCS (t-mobile) 23GB cap

26. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

They only throttle you if you are on a highly congested tower

28. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

if thats the truth then my area got hit hard....last year i had metro and had to re-download PC software that got damage, i used well over 500GB with no issues at all..i used about 100GB watching movies and what not..till i moved to ATT for more coverage...friend has metro and lives a few doors down and he gets hit with the 23GB limit text by metro pcs

2. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

If I didn't have such a heavily discounted bill I would have left AT&T a long time ago. They can go suck a fat bag of dicks.

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Hotspot? Hmmm.

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Hmmm surely is tempting, I recently traveled to Colorado and the coverage with at&t is beyond stellar. I had another line with t mobile and after Oklahoma city t mobile is hit and miss and a lot of roaming. This deal surely is tempting.

6. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

AT&T coverage is aight.....I just don't like their lying ways. Such a disingenuous peice of crap company. You should see how they run the office. My friend is a manager at one and the things he tells me.....wow. They would get sued for racism and all sorts of illegal things...AT&T is a bad company. Yet theyre cheap enough for me that I will look the other way lol.

11. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Maybe it's just your friend.

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's really the way it should be. Honestly, if at&t wants to outsource jobs to India and the Philippines, that's them. If apple wants to pay cents a day for building the products, that's them, as long as I am on the consumer side and it's to my like, that company can do whatever they want and I'll never say anything. Whether they're a good or a bad company they still have at least double the coverage t mobile has and that's enough for me to look into this deal, I already have one line with them, but have other companies for the rest of the services.

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

If T-Mobile had Band 12 in central New Mexico, I would leave AT&T in a minute. I'm surprised you didn't get good coverage on T-Mo in CO, though. The I-25 corridor is lit up with Band 12 from Trinidad to Estes Park.

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I never said I didn't, I went to fort collins and there and denver I did get good coverage, just there, going to Breckenridge and aspen nothing but at&t roaming on my t mobile line, while my at&t had 3 bars of LTE. Band 12 is slower than the other two, band 2 is ideal, as it covers more grounds than band 4 and not as pathetically slow as band 12. I'm going to look into this deal and see exactly how much more would I pay to get this deal. I like t mobile they were my first company when I came into the adult world but their coverage in the middle of the country and even within Texas (west of San Antonio) is a joke. I'd be fine with roaming, but it makes no sense to me how can a company offer unlimited roaming outside of the country but be limited to only 50 megs within the country.

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yeah, AT&T isn't too bad in West Texas. I never had issues going to Austin or San Antonio from Amarillo unless I went down 287 through Dallas. The stretch between Clarendon and Wichita Falls blows. I-27 to Lubbock, 84-70-277 to I-10 was pretty good on AT&T.

16. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yep, I went to Colorado from beaumont through Dallas, Oklahoma city, Wichita (Kansas not Texas lol) and t mobile was okay until after Oklahoma city, then coming back we went through new Mexico, Amarillo, fort worth and down towards Houston and my God, abysmal service with t mobile, meanwhile not going to lie but I did find a dead spot in Kansas with at&t, but by this time I had already gone through my roaming allowance with t mobile. When I went to California my t mobile either had no service or roamed but with at&t never dropped below hspa+. Do you think we can still apply a corporate discount on this new plan? It's extremely tempting with my past hiccups with t mobile. I even tried out the sleek 4G and while it definitely boosts signal there's nothing it can do if there's none to begin with.

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

There's a dead spot for everyone but Verizon in eastern NM on I-40, but it has gotten a lot smaller, with spotty Edge, on AT&T.

19. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I'll take that over continuous roaming, limited at 50 megs. I could do away with unlimited throttled roaming, but 50 megs? It wasn't even an hour of Pandora songs. With this move am curious to see if anyone else would either consider or simply leave t mobile.

7. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

This is it, unlimited high speed data is making a comeback. Expect to see other carriers talking about this also

13. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Doubt it, they're just feeling the heat and trying to bolster some revenue as well as experimenting the no contract path but without passing to the customer the subsidiary discount, being that unlimited data is still the same price as it is WITH the subsidy.

9. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

No thank you, I'll stick with my current plan.

15. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Wondering when and If Verizon is thinking about it as well?

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It'll be typical "we're leaders, not followers" type of bs but will end up giving in and following anyway.

20. Arron12

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

I been a fan of Private AT&T, Cingular and now AT&T for me GSM Network on AT&T all the way.

21. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

who the hell wants DirecTV?

22. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I do. Its all a matter of preference. I have been a customer for 8 years. By far the best service I have recieved by any provider. If I was about low price, then off to garbage Dish and T-Mo I would go. I travel too much to ever think about using T-Mo. My dad has Dish and picture quality sucks. Comcast doesn't have HD channels or Sports selection I like. And before someone says, yes I would gladly pay for the premium on Sports Channels(ESPN), but I also don't want many of the other channels that are driving up a bill(AMC).

23. gu3sswhoo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 04, 2012

Well, I have Directv for the NFL Sunday Ticket.....I was Grandfathered in for unlimited data on AT&T and now I have unlimited data for my wife and son! It's a great deal for my family.

27. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Its DTV or Uverse Tv

24. atlvideoguy

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I wish they offered this as a deal for the high speed u-verse internet packages, I would jump on it in a heartbeat.

25. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

They only throttle you after 22gb IF you are on a highly congested tower. If your rural they will not throttle you

29. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I knew to good to be true.Just got off phone with At&t and if I swapped to the new unlimited data plan it would raise my bill and extra 100$ because by swapping to this plan you loose your discounts.So I will stick to my 30gig plan that I got for 15gig price.......rip off knew it sounded to good to be true always a catch

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