Advertiser Disclosure

AT&T Cell Phone Plans

Sept. 15, 2020
Cell Phones, Utilities
Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own.

AT&T offers both limited and unlimited data plans, and its prices generally tend to be more expensive than competitors like Sprint and T-Mobile. But AT&T’s network performance ranks second nationally, trailing only Verizon.


NerdWallet is a free tool to find you the best credit cards, cd rates, savings, checking accounts, scholarships, healthcare and airlines. Start here to maximize your rewards or minimize your interest rates. Kelsey Sheehy

At a Glance

  • Plans start at $60 for 3GB of data
  • Notable: Mobile Share Plus plans allow rollover data; unlimited plans include access to 5G
Get started at AT&T's site
Get started at AT&T's site

 

AT&T cell phone plans

Unlimited Plans

AT&T offers three unlimited data plans: Unlimited Starter, Extra and Elite. Prices listed below are for one line, before taxes, fees and discounts. You can save $10 per month if you sign up for autopay and paperless billing.

  • Unlimited Starter ($75): Video streaming is limited to standard definition (480p). Mobile hot spot is not included with this plan. Data may be temporarily slowed when network is busy. Includes 5G access in eligible areas with a compatible device.
  • Unlimited Extra ($85): Includes 15GB of high-speed mobile hot spot data per month, which drops to 2G speeds after you use your allotment. Video streaming is limited to standard definition (480p). Access to 5G networks, where available, included if you have a compatible device.
  • Unlimited Elite ($95): Includes 30GB of high-speed mobile hot spot data per month, which drops to 2G speeds after you use your allotment. Video can stream in HD if you turn off AT&T’s “stream saver” restriction. Subscription to HBO Max and 5G network access with a compatible device, where available, included with this plan.
NerdWallet makes managing your finances easy

Keep track of your spending, credit score, and even find fresh ways to save.

Mobile Share Plus

AT&T’s Mobile Share Plus plans come with unlimited minutes and texts, plus rollover data and free texts from the U.S. to more than 120 countries. Each plan has a base price, plus a $20 monthly access charge per smartphone.

Listed below are prices for one smartphone (with access charge included). Taxes and fees are an additional charge. You can save $10 per month on a single-line plan if you opt for automatic payments.

  • 3GB: $60
  • 9GB: $70

AT&T Family plans

Mobile Share Plus plans can have up to 10 lines and each line comes with a $20 monthly access charge. AT&T’s unlimited plans also allow up to 10 lines. Learn more about AT&T’s family plans.

AT&T PREPAID

AT&T’s prepaid plans have monthly, multi-month and pay-as-you-go options. The monthly options function much like the carrier’s traditional plans, but they don’t require a credit check. Learn more about AT&T prepaid plans.

 

AT&T unlimited plan: How it compares on price

Prices listed are for the least expensive plan when more than one unlimited plan is available. The pricing doesn’t include taxes, fees or autopay discounts unless otherwise noted.

Monthly price comparison1 line2 lines3 lines4 lines
*Restricted LTE data download speeds.
**Prices include taxes and/or fees.
T-Mobile$65$100$105$125
AT&T$75$140$165$180
Verizon$80$140$165$180
U.S. Cellular$60$115$130$140
Boost**$50$80$110$140
Metro by T-Mobile$50$80$110$140
Cricket* **$55$80$90$100

 

About the author