AT&T Launches Unlimited Plan But There's a Big Catch
To no one's surprise, AT&T
The new plan will cover talk, text, and data on four lines for the wallet-busting price of $180 a month. Well, it's only $180 a month with a "$40 credit for 4th smartphone line." If you're using fewer than that it's $220 a month. Based on AT&T's press release, it's unclear if there's an option for just one or two lines.
Since since Verizon is now offering a similar unlimited data plan for $80 a month per line, the proposition is slightly more complicated. If you live you're living your mobile data life alone, the Verizon offering is at least hundred dollars cheap for a single line. If you're a lucky family plan sort of sucker and plan to use four lines, AT&T's new offering is definitely cheaper.
Also, according to its press release, AT&T "may slow speeds during periods of network congestion" after you use 22 GBs of data.
What you decide to do is up to you. T-Mobile also offers four lines for $40 a piece- though it's not necessarily "unlimited" -which is a slightly better deal than AT&T's new plan. However, it's honestly refreshing to see some good old fashioned capitalism bring new options to mobile customers. God knows we need it.
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