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The best AT&T phone and data plans for your mobile

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Surpassed by T-Mobile in the number of subscribers in the US, AT&T is currently the third-biggest carrier in the country, with over 100 million subscribers. With nationwide coverage and a 5G deployment in full tilt, check which is the best AT&T phone and data plan for your needs.

AT&T offers not only unlimited contract plans but also prepaid options and fiber internet broadband access in selected markets, with up to 5 Gbps symmetrical connection speeds for video streaming, multiplayer games or online trading.

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The best AT&T Unlimited phone plans

  Value Plan Starter Plan Extra Plan Elite Plan
Price without taxes $50 $65 $75 $85
5G Access Yes
Data
  • Unlimited data, talk & text
  • Unlimited data, talk & text
  • + 3 GB Hotspot Premium Data
  • Unlimited data, talk & text
  • + 50 GB Premium Data
  • + 15 GB Hotspot Premium Data
  • Unlimited premium data, talk & text
  • Unlimited Hotspot data
  • + 40 GB Hotspot Premium Data
Entertainment
  • n/a
  • 6 months of Stadia Pro game streaming
  • 6 months of Stadia Pro game streaming
  • 6 months of Stadia Pro game streaming
  • HBO Max subscription
Other Benefits
  • Spam blocking
  • Unlimited international texting
  • Spam blocking
  • Unlimited international texting
  • Spam blocking
  • Unlimited international texting
  • Identity monitoring & safe browsing
  • Spam blocking
  • Unlimited international texting
  • Identity monitoring & safe browsing
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Discounted pricing** n/a $48.75 $56.25 $63.75
  **Available for selected military personnel, veterans, first responders, nurses, and teachers. Requires a document check and conditions apply. Taxes and additional fees are not included.

For consumer phone contracts, all current AT&T plans offer unlimited data, talk, and text using the 4G and 5G networks. The more expensive plans differentiate themselves by including extra hotspot data and premium phone data at the fastest speeds available in your region.

All plans except for the Value option also include 6 months of the Google Stadia streaming game service. And the Elite plan adds an HBO Max subscription.

It is worth noting that it is possible to drop the monthly prices by adding more lines to the plans, which can get as low as $30/month per line with the Starter plan.

Cheap AT&T prepaid talk, text, and data phone plans

  8 GB (online-only) 5 GB 15 GB Unlimited
Price per line without taxes
  • $25 (with a 12-month prepayment, $300)
  • $33 (3-month prepayment, $99)
  • $30
  • $40
  • $50
5G Access No, 4G-only Yes
Data
  • 8 GB data
  • 5 GB data
  • 15 GB data
  • Unlimited data
Other Benefits
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • Fraud call blocking
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Rollover data
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • Fraud call blocking
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Rollover data
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • Fraud call blocking
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Rollover data
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • Fraud call blocking
  • Unlimited talk, text, and data to and from Canada and Mexico
  • Optional mobile hotspot ($10/month)
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If you want to save money every month and know how much data you use on the phone, it is worth checking out the prepaid options offered by AT&T. The carrier offers plans as low as $25/month, when prepaying for 12 months in advance.

All plans also include unlimited voice calls and text messages. Additionally, the Unlimited prepaid plans also offer 5G access, and cover data, voice, and text usage in both Mexico and Canada.

Fast AT&T fiber internet broadband plans

  300 Mbps 500 Mbps 1 Gig 2 Gig 5 Gig
Price per line without taxes
  • $55
  • $65
  • $80
  • $110
  • $180
Connection speed
  • 300/300 Mbps
  • 500/500 Mbps
  • 1000/1000 Mbps
  • 2000/2000 Mbps
  • 5000/5000 Mbps
Notes
  • No equipment fee
  • Up to $99 installation fee
  • Internet security package
  • No equipment fee
  • Up to $99 installation fee
  • Internet security package
  • No equipment fee
  • Up to $99 installation fee
  • Internet security package
  • HBO Max included
  • No equipment fee
  • Up to $99 installation fee
  • Internet security package
  • HBO Max included
  • No equipment fee
  • Up to $99 installation fee
  • Internet security package
  • HBO Max included
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For fast internet access at home, with online gaming, movie streaming, and more, AT&T offers fiber broadband connections in selected cities. Before signing, it is worth checking for fiber availability. The main plans on offer already include the equipment fee, which can go as high as $15/month on rival Verizon.

And that's it for our quick guide on the best AT&T plans for consumers. Leave a comment below if you want NextPit to cover other ISPs or if you prefer to see a guide for a specific carrier.


This article was last updated on May 30, 2022.

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Having written about technology since 2008 for a number of websites in Brazil, Spain, Denmark, and Germany, I specialize in the mobile ecosystem, including various models, components, and apps. I tend to not only value performance and specifications, but also things like repairability, durability, and manufacturer support. I tend to prioritize the end-user's point of view whenever possible.

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