AT&T adds tethering to its unlimited data plan, introduces new $60 tier
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 15:44
The plan includes unlimited talk, text and data on 4 smartphone lines for $155 a month, which is less than $40 a line when you have 4 lines. Remember that there is still a line access fee included, and smartphones, tablets, wireless home phone and hotspots are $20 each per month and select wearables (like the LG Watch Sport) are going to be $10/month. With this discount, Unlimited Plus with DirecTV Now will cost $100 per month, while Unlimited Plus with DirecTV will cost $115 per month.
AT&T has revamped their unlimited plans, just a week after opening up their unlimited plan to everyone.
In addition to the $10 price cut, AT&T also obviously wanted to find a new way to capitalize on the synergies of owning both wireless and pay TV services. Existing DIRECTV customers are also eligible for the $25 credit on their current package.
AT&T is also introducing a cheaper unlimited tier: The AT&T Unlimited Choice plan. The first is Unlimited Choice, a stripped-down plan that comes with unlimited data at a maximum speed of 3 megabits per second, standard definition, and no mobile hotspot.
LG announced its latest flagship, the LG G6 at a Mobile World Congress press conference Sunday.The four major US carriers have all confirmed they will offer the smartphone on their networks. Two lines on the Unlimited Plus plan will cost $145 per month, and each line after that is another $20 per line per month. If you exceed this cap, your data speed will be throttled. On this plan, a single smartphone starts at $60 a month.
One other detail that's worth noting about Unlimited Plus is that after 22GB of usage, AT&T may slow your speeds during times of network congestion.
If you're looking for an unlimited data plan for less, then the new AT&T Unlimited Choice plan is for you. This option also does not include tethering and if you happen to like video streaming, you are only allowed to consume 480p contents at 1.5 Mbps. T-Mobile's unlimited plan starts at $70 and goes up to $160 for four lines. With either plan, subscribers can talk, text and use data in Canada or Mexico with no roaming charges. While Big Red and Magenta continue to sling bad insults at each other on Twitter over which company is "the best", a lot of folks subscribed to the other carriers were wondering when an actually competitive response to these new plans would arise. The bill credits begin in 2-3 billing periods.