AT&T Family Cell Phone Plans

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AT&T’s network is second only to Verizon’s in nationwide tests, and it’s even better in some cities. And while it used to be more expensive than most family plans, it’s now more competitive with other carriers.


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AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $70 per month for two lines
  • Notable: Rollover data, top-rated network
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AT&T family cell phone plans

UNLIMITED PLANS

AT&T offers two unlimited data plans: Unlimited Choice and Unlimited Plus.

For two lines, the plans’ monthly prices start at:

  • Unlimited Choice: $125
  • Unlimited Plus: $155

Every line beyond the first two is an additional $20 per month. You can add up to 10 lines on a single plan.

Unlimited Choice comes with some restrictions:

  • LTE data download speeds are limited to 3 megabits per second
  • Video streaming is limited to standard definition (480p)

If you opt for Unlimited Plus, you get:

  • No restrictions on download speeds
  • The ability to turn off AT&T’s “stream saver” restriction to stream video in HD
  • 10GB of high-speed mobile hot spot data per month, which drops to 2G speeds after you use your allotment

On both plans, your data speeds may be throttled after you exceed 22GB of usage in a month. If you sign up for auto-pay on a multiline unlimited plan, you get $10 off your monthly bill.

MOBILE SHARE ADVANTAGE

AT&T’s Mobile Share Advantage plans let up to 10 devices share one data package. Like most carriers, AT&T charges you for the data package, plus a device connection fee for each line. That fee is $20 per phone and $10 per tablet.

Here are the monthly prices for AT&T’s limited data plans:

  • 1GB: $30
  • 3GB: $40
  • 6GB: $60
  • 10GB: $80

Device access charges, when applicable, are extra. So are taxes and fees.

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How AT&T family plans compare on price

Here’s the price comparison for unlimited plans. 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$145$180
AT&T*$65$125$145$165
Verizon$80$140$165$180
U.S. Cellular$70$125$170$210
Boost$50$80$110$140
MetroPCS$50$80$90$100
Cricket*$55$100$135$170
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Updated June 6, 2017.

Kelsey Sheehy is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: ksheehy@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @KelseyLSheehy.