AT&T announces a new unlimited data plan

AT&T announced Thursday that it will offer an unlimited data plan to everyone, following a similar move by Verizon earlier this week.

Previously, only DirecTV subscribers were allowed to sign up for AT&T’s unlimited plan. Now anyone can.

A single line costs $US100 per month and each additional line costs $US40 more per month. You can add a fourth line for free, bringing the cost to $US180 per month for four lines.

The plan doesn’t include hotspot data. You’ll have to pay extra if you want to tether your phone’s connection to another device.

Like other “unlimited” plans, AT&T says it may slow down your speeds after you use 22 GB in a billing period during times of high network congestion.

As we’ve written before, there’s no such thing as truly unlimited data. There’s always a cap, and in some cases your speeds may be slowed down if you hit a certain limit. All four major carriers have similar policies. Still, you can use as much data as you want without being charged extra.

NOW WATCH: Everything we know about the next iPhone — including a possible $US1,000 price tag

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.

Tagged In

at&t sai-us