AT&T Expands Unlimited Data Beginning February 17


The wireless industry in the United States continues to see wave after wave, and unlimited data for more people appears to be the result.

Following on the heels of Verizon rolling out its own unlimited plan, and then T-Mobile changing its to be more competitive, and Sprint doing the same just today, AT&T has officially announced that it is broadening the availability of its own unlimited offering.

Up until this point, AT&T has, technically, offered unlimited data, but only for customers that also subscribed to DirecTV (owned by AT&T). That is changing beginning Friday, February 17. The Big Blue carrier has announced that unlimited data will now be available to all, beginning at $100 per month for the first line. Lines two and three will be priced at $40 per month, per line, while the fourth line will be free. That includes unlimited data, talk, and text, and customers will be able to travel to Canada and Mexico and use their plan without any roaming charges.

AT&T is activating Stream Saver by default, which caps video streams to 420p, but customers can disable it if they choose.

AT&T does not make any mention of mobile hotspot data being included in the deal, however. Additionally, AT&T notes that if a customer goes over 22GB of data in a month’s time, their network speeds can be slowed during congested periods.

[via AT&T]

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