AT&T throws in free HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan

AT&T throws in free HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan
Last month, AT&T announced a deal that gave out free and discounted HBO subscriptions to those signing up for the DirecTV Now app. Those paying $60 a month for the Go Big plan, or $70 a month for the Gotta Have It plan, will receive 12-free months of HBO. Those with the $35 a month Live a Little plan, or pay $50 a month for the Just Right package, will receive a $5 discount monthly on half-a-year of HBO service.

Now, the nation's second largest carrier is giving away free HBO to those new and existing subscribers on its Unlimited Plus plan. Those already receiving HBO through one of AT&T's wireless content providers like DirecTV, DirecTV Now, or U-verse TV will soon find the premium that they pay for HBO disappearing from the invoice. Those who subscribe to DirecTV, DirecTV Now, or U-verse TV and don't receive HBO, will soon be able to access the premium cable channel. And if you aren't a member of those three AT&T content providers, you will be able to watch HBO over the DirecTV Now or HBO GO apps. The free HBO offer starts tomorrow, April 6th.

AT&T's Unlimited Plus costs $90 a month for one line and $145 a month for two. Besides unlimited talk, text and data, subscribers can use 10GB of Wi-Fi tethering per handset. But a word to the wise; subscribers consuming more than 22GB of data each month could end up with their data speed throttled. For more information, visit the AT&T website, or head to your local AT&T store.

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2. nelsontylerx09

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Direct tv streaming doesn't count toward your 22gb of data usage so you can stream all you want without the worry of throttling.

4. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Less then 10% of people actually get throttled when you hit that 22gb. Its only when you are on a congested tower

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I've been waiting for unlimited to come back to AT&T but they're current pricing on their unlimited plan sucks. We've stuck with our 20 GB with Rollover. It's way cheaper....

3. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

I am guessing your on the 20gb for $100 and then $15 per line after that so for 4 lines thats $160. The new unlimited plan is $185 for 4 lines Plus you get $25 off your DTV or Uverse and Free HBO. I would take that $25 increase all day long. If you have DTV or Uverse TV then you break even and still get free HBO. Even if you dont gave TV service the unlimited is worth the $6.25 per line extra for unlimited

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