AT&T Cell Phone Plans

AT&T Cell Phone Plans 2019

AT&T Cell Phone Plans 2019

AT&T is one of the Big Four cell phone service providers – it owns and operates its own cell towers. It has the second most reliable network in the U.S. with over 100 million subscribers across the country.

AT&T cell phone plans are numerous, but expensive pricing makes it less appealing than competitors unless you plan on taking advantage of its discount on DirecTV.

So while it’s not the best choice for budget-minded folks, it can be a great deal for people who want to get some solid TV perks alongside their wireless plan, just don’t forget to sign up for autopay and paperless billing.

AT&T Cell Phone Plans of 2019

AT&T Unlimited Plans

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AT&T has two different unlimited plans: Unlimited & More and Unlimited & More Premium

Unlimited & More: Optimized for affordability, AT&T’s Unlimited & More plan limits your maximum data speed, throttles video down to standard definition, and doesn’t include a mobile hotspot feature. This plan is built for people who want to stream music, podcasts, and surf the web without fear of data overages.

Unlimited & More Includes:

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data
  • Subject to data throttling after 22GB
  • Video streaming at 480p
  • Streaming speeds are capped at 1.5Mbps
  • Unlimited talk and text in Mexico and Canada
  • Free roaming in Mexico and Canada
  • Send unlimited texts to 120 countries
  • WatchTV included for free ($15/month value)

Pricing and Multi-Line Discount

  • Line 1 = $70
  • Line 2 = $63/per line — 2 Lines for $125/month
  • Line 3 = $49/per line — 3 Lines for $145/month
  • Line 4 = $40/per line — 4 Lines for $160/month

Unlimited & More Premium: AT&T’s “true” unlimited plan. For an extra $10 a month (more if you have multiple lines), users of this plan will get access to 22GB of unthrottled LTE data. If you want to use AT&T’s service and watch hours of Netflix without the possibility of getting charged extra, this is your plan.

Unlimited & More Premium Includes:

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data
  • Subject to data throttling after 22GB
  • 15 GB mobile hotspot (tethering)
  • Video streaming at full 1080p when Stream Saver is turned off
  • Unlimited talk and text in Mexico and Canada
  • Free roaming in Mexico and Canada
  • Send unlimited texts to 120 countries
  • WatchTV included for free ($15/month value)
  • Your choice of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, VRV, Amazon Music, or Pandora Premium

Pricing and Multi-Line Discount

  • Line 1 = $80
  • Line 2 = $75/per line — 2 Lines for $150/month
  • Line 3 = $57/per line — 3 Lines for $170/month
  • Line 4 = $48/per line — 4 Lines for $190/month

AT&T Prepaid Phone Plans

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AT&T is obviously no stranger to prepaid networks, and thanks to the massive lineup of devices on its shelves, it can offer practically any new device on prepaid. The carrier offers its most attractive prepaid plan at $50 per month, which can be cut down by a further $10 if you activate auto-pay every month. For this price, the customers get unlimited talk, texts, and data. However, you get access to high-speed data up to only 8GB, and you will probably need more high-speed data. If that is the case, the $75 plan is worth considering as it also offers 10GB of mobile hotspot per month.

Customers stand to save a lot more if they add multiple lines in their account, which is the case with any other carrier really. So theoretically, you can get unlimited calls, texts, and data (8GB high-speed data) for up to four people at only $140, which is a discount of $20 over the standard single line pricing.

AT&T offers also a prepaid daily plan that gives you the option to only pay for days that you actually use your phone. On days that you do use your phone, you will be charged $2 each day. That $2 fee gives you unlimited access to minutes and texts, plus the texts can be sent internationally at no extra charge. However, data is an additional charge of 1 cent/5KB or a $ 1-day pass for access to 100MB.

 

  • $2/daily — Unlimited talk and text
  • $25/month — Pay-as-you-go ($5 per 250MB) LTE data
  • $30/month — Unlimited talk, text, and 1GBof LTE, with rollover data + Hotspot access as well as unlimited messaging to Mexico, Canada, and over 100 countries
  • $40/month — 8GBof LTE, with rollover data + Unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada + Hotspot access as well as unlimited messaging to Mexico, Canada, and over 100 countries
  • $55/month — Unlimited talk, text, and unlimited LTE data + Unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada as well as unlimited messaging to Mexico, Canada, and over 100 countries
  • $75/month — Unlimited talk, text, and unlimited LTE data + Unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada + 10GB hotspot as well as unlimited messaging to Mexico, Canada, and over 100 countries

Pricing and Multi-Line Discount

  • $30/month – 1GB — Save $10 per line
  • $40/month – 8GB — Save $10 per line
  • $55/month – Unlimited — Save $10 per line
  • $75/month – Unlimited Plus — Save $10 per line

AT&T Phones Section

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As one of the major US carriers, you will find the entire range of devices available. Common brands, such as the whole iPhone series as well as the Samsung Galaxy line of devices are all here. But customers who are more concerned with saving a little bit of money than having the latest and greatest toy are also represented – more affordable alternatives such as HTC, BlackBerry, and Windows phones are available.

The Bottom Line

AT&T is the strongest network in their area, and those users are typically willing to pay more money in order to access a stronger network. However, our conclusion is this: for a network plan that’s using the word “Unlimited,” AT&T’s basic Unlimited Choice plan comes with a lot of limits.

There’s a hard data speed cap on all data flowing through your device and an even lower cap on any video streams. There’s no tethering or mobile hotspot to speak of, and the 22GB soft cap is the smallest of any of the four major carriers. Basically, AT&T cheaper unlimited plan isn’t unlimited at all.

In order to have a proper unlimited experience from AT&T, you’ll have to spring for the more-expensive Unlimited Plus plan; otherwise, you’ll be dealing with some of the harshest limits we’ve seen out of any carrier with an unlimited plan to date.

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