AT&T Announces Rate Increase for Grandfathered Unlimited Plans

AT&T Announces Rate Increase for Grandfathered Unlimited Plans

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AT&T has announced a rate increase for its unlimited smartphone data plans. The increase takes place in February.

Consumers and businesses are using mobile data at record levels and the trend is expected to continue. To help ensure we continue to provide the best service for all of our customers, a small price increase is being made at this time. This is the first price increase in 7 years. Customers who have a grandfathered unlimited smartphone data plan will receive notifications of a $5/mo. rate increase for the data plan.

● This price increase will not impact your current unlimited data speeds. You’ll still be able to enjoy the nation’s most reliable network and will only see reduced speeds if you exceed 22GB of data in a billing cycle and are in a congested area. Learn more about reduced speeds for smartphone unlimited data plans.
● You can change your plan at any time. Learn more about the benefits of Mobile Share Value and how to switch today. If you switch to a different plan you will not be able to switch back to your Unlimited Data plan in the future.
● Should you decide to cancel your wireless service because of the $5/mo. increase, we will waive the early termination fees (ETFs) for the lines impacted by the price increase, so long as you cancel within 60 days after the price increase first appears on your bill. If you cancel after that time, you will be subject to the usual ETF.
● As with all service cancellations, if you have a smartphone on an AT&T NextSM installment plan for the lines you are canceling, the cancellation will require the remaining NextSM balance to be paid.

Back in September, AT&T announced that it won't throttle unlimited data plan users until they hit 22GB of usage. That's 4.4x more data than the previous 5GB of cap. The move followed an FCC investigation into its throttling practices.

AT&T Announces Rate Increase for Grandfathered Unlimited Plans
clown - December 2, 2015 at 5:58am
Per grandfather rules they have to raise rates for single person on the plan. This article author should request the amount of people this effects to see how many people still have the plan. They also can not just cancel the plan for all subscribers, they have to offer a comparable plan that include unlimited data ( or know at 22GB data).
Fed Up - December 2, 2015 at 4:41am
I had unlimited plan and fave it up for t-mobile but I'm sorry I made the switch. I'd gladly pay $5 more for all that data every month.
Janbak - December 2, 2015 at 8:36pm
May i ask why? Tmobile has been great in my area, not to mention unlimited music streaming and now netflix streaming is beat by no other. The only reaso. I see tmobile on the bad side is if you live in an area with sucky coverage-
Joneser3 - December 1, 2015 at 11:41pm
AT&T gave me unlimited talk and text this year. With data getting faster and larger I'll happily pay an extra $5 as long as they don't keep increasing it every year. I'm very happy. With my company (not AT&T) discount I'll be at 80 a month after the increase. Pretty solid if you ask me.
Meeker - December 2, 2015 at 4:40am
Joneser - you mind me asking what plan you had for minutes/texting prior to noticing that AT&T upgraded you to unlimited for both while still being grandfathered into the unlimited data? Just curious if they did this for customers who maybe were previously paying higher monthly bills for larger minute plans, etc since I didn't receive the unlimited talk/text while being on monthly 450 rollover & $20 for unlimited texting. I am not a super user, probably averaged about 5gb of data/month until I got the 6 & now average about 8-12gb of usage a month. Thanks buddy
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