AT&T Follows Suit, Alters Pricing after Verizon Announcement
By Ari Driessen
In a move that everybody and their uncle knew AT&T would be compelled to make, the nation’s second largest wireless carrier was apparently poised to quickly fire back, announcing it too will be shaking up its pricing structure in the wake of Verizon’s decision to alter its fees for unlimited calling and texting plans.
Just like Verizon, the new plans will go into effect on January 18th. Here’s the new pricing, straight from AT&T’s mouth:
- Feature Phone customers may choose unlimited talk for $69.99. Family Talk customers (prices assume two lines) may choose unlimited talk for $119.99 per month. Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals and $30 for Family Talk plans.
- Quick Messaging Device customers may choose unlimited talk and text for $89.99 per month. Quick Messaging Device customers with Family Talk plans may choose unlimited talk and text for $149.99 per month (for two lines). These prices include a required minimum of $20 per month for individual plans and $30 per month for Family Talk plans in texting and/or Web browsing plans for new and upgrading customers.
- All smartphone customers, including iPhone customers, may now buy unlimited voice and data for $99.99. For smartphone customers with Family Talk plans (prices assume 2 smartphones), unlimited voice and data is now available for $179.99. Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals, $30 for Family Talk Plans.
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