Remember when unlimited data was a thing?
Yeah, that one time. Way back in the stone age. (a la 2011) Well, it seems like old habits never really die, as today AT&T have brought unlimited data plans back from the dead (under select circumstances).
Starting tomorrow, if you sign up for AT&T’s U-Verse TV or DirecTV services, you can tie an unlimited data plan to your mobile device for $100. It’s actually $60 for the plan and $40 for the phone line, though, and you can add on 3 more lines for $60 each. If you do decide to add 4 lines, you’ll get the 4th free, which is a pretty decent deal. This pricing lines up almost exactly equally with T-Mobile’s current unlimited offering.
Though the data is technically “unlimited”, AT&T is saying you get “at least 22GB of high speed data per line” and they “may throttle you for the remainder of a billing cycle during periods of network congestion.” While that may seem like it’s not “truly” unlimited, 22GB per line is still a heck of a lot of data. AT&T also mentioned they would give you a $10 discount every month if you combine your TV and phone bill, so if you’re the type who loves your tried and true cable connection, you might as well save yourself some cash.
Here’s the official breakdown from AT&T:
|AT&T UNLIMITED PLAN|
|Device Type||Monthly Access Fee Per Device|
|Additional Smartphones||+ $40(Fourth line free after bill credit)|
|Tablets||+ $40 (or $10 for 1GB)|
|Basic/messaging phones||+ $25|
|Select connected devices||+ $10|
Pricing includes $60 per month plan charge plus per device access charge.
Seem like something you might want?