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AT&T Cell Phone Plans

Aug. 29, 2018
Cell Phones, Utilities
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AT&T offers both limited and unlimited data plans, and its prices generally tend to be more expensive. However, its network performance is second only to Verizon.


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At a Glance

  • Plans start at $55 for 1GB of data
  • Notable: Mobile Share Advantage plans allow rollover data; Unlimited Plus plan comes with 10GB of mobile hot spot data
Get started at AT&T's site
Get started at AT&T's site

AT&T cell phone plans

Unlimited Plans

AT&T offers two unlimited data plans: Unlimited &More and Unlimited &More Premium. Both include access to more than 30 channels of live television on your smartphone via the WatchTV app, which is free for Unlimited &More subscribers.

  • Unlimited &More ($80): Video streaming is limited to standard definition (480p) and LTE data download speeds are capped at 3 megabits per second. Mobile hot spot is not included with this plan.
  • Unlimited &More Premium ($90): Includes 15GB 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. There are no restrictions on download speeds. Option to add on one premium service, like HBO or Pandora Premium, at not additional cost.

You can also sign up to auto-pay your monthly bill and save $10 per month.

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Mobile Share Advantage

AT&T’s Mobile Share Advantage 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) on various Mobile Share Advantage plans. Taxes and fees are an additional charge. You can save $10 per month on a single-line plan if you opt for automatic payments.

  • 1GB: $55
  • 5GB: $80
  • 10GB: $105
  • 20GB: $130

AT&T slows your data to 2G speeds when you run over your monthly data allotment.

AT&T Family plans

Mobile Share Advantage 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 GoPhone

AT&T’s prepaid plans have monthly 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 GoPhone plans.

AT&T unlimited plan: How it compares on price

The prices below do not include taxes, fees or auto-pay discounts.

Monthly price comparison1 line2 lines3 lines4 lines
*Restricted LTE data download speeds.
T-Mobile$75$130$155$180
Sprint$65$110$135$160
AT&T*$80$145$165$180
Verizon$80$140$165$180
U.S. Cellular$75$140$180$200
Boost$50$80$110$140
MetroPCS$50$80$110$140
Cricket*$55$100$135$170

 

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Kelsey Sheehy is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: ksheehy@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @KelseyLSheehy. NerdWallet staff writer Stephen Layton contributed to this report.