AT&T Internet Review 2022: Plans, Prices, and Bundles

Our overview of AT&T internet, wireless, and business services to help you make quick decisions on which AT&T products are right for you.

Best internet for performance

Price: $55.00–$550.00/mo.

Internet speed: 10 Mbps–1 Tbps

Data cap: Unlimited

Package Price* Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Data allowance Details
Internet 1000
Best overall package
$80.00/mo. 1,000 Mbps 1,000 Mbps No data cap View plans
5 Gig Internet
Fastest package
$180.00/mo. 5,000 Mbps 5,000 Mbps No data cap View plans
Internet 300
Best budget package
$55.00/mo. 300 Mbps 300 Mbps No data cap View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount. Taxes and fees apply.

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Is AT&T good?

AT&T fiber internet is fast, reliable, and relatively affordable—but AT&T DSL internet costs more than its variable download speeds are worth.

AT&T offers high-speed internet and digital VoIP phone service in 22 states, plus streaming TV bundles through DIRECTV STREAM. AT&T Fiber areas have speeds up to 5 Gbps (5,000 Mbps), and in AT&T’s DSL areas, connections max out at 100 Mbps.

Pros

  • Wide availability
  • Internet speeds up to 5 Gbps
  • Wide selection of business internet and phone plans

Cons

  • Limited fiber availability
  • Expensive business plans

Looking for AT&T TV?

AT&T TV is now DIRECTV STREAM. You can bundle your DIRECTV STREAM plan with AT&T internet, though AT&T doesn’t offer any savings or other incentives for bundling. Check out our DIRECTV STREAM review to learn more about the service.

AT&T deals and promotions

Got a nose for a deal? AT&T has a history of offering Visa Reward Cards and streaming subscriptions when you sign up for internet, plus free phones with select AT&T Wireless plans. To see the deals AT&T offers right now, head over to our AT&T deals page. Or check what the competition is up to in our complete list of best internet deals for this month.

While deals and promotions are great, what really matters is month-to-month value. Let’s see if AT&T’s internet, wireless, and business packages have to offer.

Best AT&T packages

Package Price* Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Data allowance Details
Internet 1000
Best overall package
$80.00/mo. 1,000 Mbps 1,000 Mbps No data cap View plans
5 Gig Internet
Fastest package
$180.00/mo. 5,000 Mbps 5,000 Mbps No data cap View plans
Internet 300
Best budget package
$55.00/mo. 300 Mbps 300 Mbps No data cap View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount. Taxes and fees apply.

Any of the above three will do you right. We go into more details in the sections below, and, for research lovers, we provide links to our in-depth reviews of AT&T Internet, Wireless, and Business services.

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AT&T internet plans and pricing

Package Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Connection type Details
Internet 100 $55.00/mo. 100 Mbps 100 Mbps DSL View Plans
Internet 300
Best budget package
$55.00/mo. 300 Mbps 300 Mbps Fiber View Plans
Internet 500 $65.00/mo. 500 Mbps 500 Mbps Fiber View Plans
Internet 1000
Best overall package
$80.00/mo. 1,000 Mbps 1,000 Mbps Fiber View Plans
2 Gig Internet $110.00/mo. 2,000 Mbps 2,000 Mbps Fiber View Plans
5 Gig Internet
Fastest package
$180.00/mo. 5,000 Mbps 5,000 Mbps Fiber View Plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount. Taxes and fees apply.

If you’re in an AT&T DSL area, you can get up to 100 Mbps for $55.00 a month. While 100 Mbps is enough speed for a moderate amount of TV streaming and online gaming, that speed is not guaranteed. Also, DSL upload speeds are quite slow, so expect adding videos to your YouTube page to take while.

Before you go with an AT&T DSL plan, look for a cable internet provider in your area like Spectrum or Xfinity, which have faster speeds at better prices. Cable internet download speeds can get up to 940 Mbps. The upload speeds are about the same as DSL, but you’ll still get more bang for your buck.

If you live in an AT&T fiber area, lucky you. AT&T Fiber plans start at 300 Mbps for $55.00 a month, and in 65 metropolitan areas you can get speeds up to 5,000 Mbps for $180.00 a month.

Any AT&T Fiber plan can support tons of TV streaming and online gaming at the highest resolutions with minimum buffering. And if you work from home, it can enable crystal-clear Zoom calls and fast data transfers. Though the 5 Gig Internet plan blows away the competition with its sheer bandwidth, it’s excessive—most families will be more than fine with 1,000 Mbps.

For more information, read our full AT&T Internet review.

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AT&T wireless plans and pricing

Package Price (1 line) Price (4 lines) Data allowance 5G Details
AT&T Unlimited Starter $65.00/mo. $140.00/mo. Unlimited Yes View plans
AT&T Unlimited Extra $75.00/mo. $160.00/mo. Unlimited + 50 GB premium data Yes View plans
AT&T Unlimited Elite
Best wireless package
$80.00/mo. $200.00/mo. Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View plans

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

AT&T Wireless phone plans have up to unlimited calling, texting, data, and free 5G speeds. The prices are decent for single lines, but they get much better with four-line family plans: the cost is $35–$50 per line—a savings of 37–46% over the single-line price.

We recommend AT&T Unlimited Starter ($65 a month) for single folks. If you need a family plan, go with AT&T Unlimited Elite ($80 a month for one line, $50 a month for four lines) for its generous data allowance—and free year of HBO Max™.

You can read more about AT&T Wireless plans, pricing, promos, and other details in our AT&T Wireless Review.

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AT&T business plans and pricing

Package Price (1 line) Connection type Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Details
AT&T Business $50.00–$550.00/mo. DSL, fiber 100 Mbps–1 Tbps 1 Mbps–1 Tbps View plans

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

For its business customers, AT&T has four different internet products: AT&T Business Fiber, AT&T Internet for Business, AT&T Wireless Broadband, and AT&T Dedicated Internet. Plans run $50–$550 a month, with speeds from 100 Mbps all the way up to 1Tbps.

AT&T Business also offers digital VoIP phone service for businesses with unlimited calling (to the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico) plus more than 20 calling features. Plans and bundles start at $50 a month and go all the way up to $550 a month, and cover everything from small businesses to larger corporations.

Ultimately, we feel like AT&T Business plans have more to offer larger businesses than smaller ones. To learn more about AT&T business internet and phone service, read our AT&T Business Review.

Final take

If you can get it, AT&T’s fiber-optic internet service is totally worth it, though the 5 Gig Internet plan is overkill. Go with the 1 Gig Internet plan instead. And if you live in AT&T’s DSL service area, we recommend going with a cable internet provider in your area—you’ll get faster speeds for around the same price.

AT&T Wireless has great value—including that attractive iPhone 13 promotion—and a massive coverage area. The deals are best on family plans, though, so we recommend them over individual plans.

AT&T Business has fast fiber speeds, but they’ll cost you. Small businesses might want to look elsewhere, but larger businesses that can afford the beefy monthly payments will find good deals with AT&T Business internet and phone services.

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Methodology

CableTV.com’s experts have logged dozens of hours researching internet, TV, phone, and wireless providers like AT&T, comparing them based on plans, pricing, features, reliability, promotions, and more so that consumers know how the providers stack up before they sign up for service. For more on our methodology, see our How We Rank page.

AT&T FAQ

What kind of internet is AT&T?

AT&T offers DSL (digital subscriber line) and fiber-optic internet service in 22 states. The majority of AT&T’s internet coverage is DSL, with a smaller fiber footprint that reaches only a few urban and suburban areas during AT&T’s build-out of the service.

AT&T also offers fixed wireless internet in some rural areas that aren’t serviced by DSL or fiber.

Are all AT&T phone plans wireless?

AT&T’s Home Phone service, which can be bundled with its internet services, is a digital VoIP landline service separate from AT&T Wireless.

Which has better coverage, Verizon or AT&T?

Both AT&T and Verizon wireless coverage areas span all of the US, Canada (its most populated areas), and Mexico. The big difference is that Verizon has more areas with 5G service.

Do you get a free phone when you switch to AT&T Wireless?

Right now you can get the iPhone 13 Pro free when you trade in your old phone with AT&T Wireless.

What AT&T plan is best?

For residential internet service and within AT&T’s fiber coverage area, we recommend AT&T’s 1 Gig Internet plan ($80 a month). It has download and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and a no data cap.

If you live in an AT&T DSL area, the best plan you can get is Internet 100 ($55 a month), which has download speeds reaching 100 Mbps and a 1 TB data cap.

If you’re asking about AT&T Wireless service, we recommend AT&T Unlimited Elite because it has unlimited talk, text, and data—plus 100 GB of premium data—for $80.00 a month for one line or $200.00 a month for four lines.

Does AT&T pay to switch?

Currently, AT&T offers up to $250 in credits when you switch to AT&T Wireless, activate service on your current phone, and port-in a new line. Each account can do this for two lines.

Can I keep my phone if I switch to AT&T?

You can keep your phone if you switch to AT&T Wireless—just make sure it’s unlocked and compatible with AT&T. You’ll also get $250 in bill credits, a free SIM card, and waived activation fees.

Does AT&T still have TV service?

AT&T no longer offers TV service. But if you were considering signing up for AT&T TV before it disappeared, check out DIRECTV STREAM—same service, new owner.

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