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: $35.00–$550.00/mo.

Internet speed: 10 Mbps–940 Mbps

Data cap: Unlimited

Package
Best overall package
Internet 1000
Best budget package
Internet 300
Best wireless package
Best wireless package
Price Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Data allowance Details
$60.00/mo. 940 Mbps 880 Mbps No data cap View plans
$35.00/mo. 300 Mbps 300 Mbps No data cap View plans
$80.00/mo.* N/A N/A Unlimited + 100 GB premium data View plans

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* Single line. Price for 4 lines is $50.00/mo.

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Is AT&T good?

AT&T fiber internet is excellent, but AT&T DSL internet suffers from low download speeds for the price.

AT&T offers high-speed internet and digital VoIP phone service in 22 states. Most AT&T customers live in DSL areas, but AT&T has one of the largest fiber-optic networks in the country.

Since AT&T fiber internet has speeds up to 940 Mbps, and AT&T’s DSL connections max out at 100 Mbps, we recommend AT&T fiber over DSL. But if you live in AT&T’s DSL area with no hope of fiber in sight, you can sign up knowing that DSL connections can still handle a good amount of TV streaming and online gaming on multiple devices.

Pros

  • Wide availability
  • Inexpensive plans (residential internet and wireless)
  • Wide selection of business internet and phone plans

Cons

  • Limited fiber availability
  • Expensive business plans
  • Two-year contracts

AT&T deals and promotions

AT&T has a few good deals and promotions on residential internet and wireless service—and even for business internet. None have explicit expiration dates, but they’re all limited-time offers. So get ‘em while they’re hot.

AT&T Internet deals and promotions

  • $150 Visa® Reward Card: Available to online orders of Internet 300 and higher. Limited area and availability. Redemption required.
  • Extra $100 Visa Reward Card (fiber plans only): Use the code FIBERNOW at checkout.
  • Free HBO Max: Sign up for AT&T’s fastest internet plan, AT&T Fiber Internet 1000 ($60/mo. for 12 mos., 940 Mbps), and get free HBO Max for as long as your internet service is active.

AT&T Wireless deals and promotions

  • Free iPhone 13 Pro: When you sign up for an AT&T Wireless unlimited plan and trade in your old phone, you can get the iPhone 13 Pro free.
  • Bring your own phone: Switch to AT&T, and you can keep your phone—as long as it’s unlocked and AT&T compatible—plus get $250 in bill credits, a free SIM card, and waived activation fees.
  • Discount for qualifying professionals: Active military/veterans, first responders, nurses, physicians, and teachers get a 25% discount on wireless service when ordering four lines.

AT&T Business deals and promotions

  • Up to $1,000 off iPhone 13 Pro: When you sign up for an AT&T Business unlimited plan and trade in your old phone.
  • Two-year price guarantee: On select AT&T Business internet plans, your payment is guaranteed not to increase for two years.

Deals and promotions are great, but 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
Best overall package
Internet 1000
Best budget package
Internet 300
Best wireless package
Best wireless package
Price Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Data allowance Details
$60.00/mo. 940 Mbps 880 Mbps No data cap View plans
$35.00/mo. 300 Mbps 300 Mbps No data cap View plans
$80.00/mo.* N/A N/A Unlimited + 100 GB premium data View plans

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* Single line. Price for 4 lines is $50.00/mo.

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.

AT&T internet plans and pricing

Package
Internet 100
Best budget package
Internet 300
Internet 500
Best overall package
Internet 1000
Price Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Connection type Details
$45.00/mo. 100 Mbps 100 Mbps DSL View plans
$35.00/mo. 300 Mbps 300 Mbps Fiber View plans
$45.00/mo. 500 Mbps 500 Mbps Fiber View plans
$60.00/mo. 940 Mbps 880 Mbps Fiber View plans

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

If you’re in an AT&T DSL area, you can get up to 100 Mbps for $45.00 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 your YouTube videos to take longer to upload.

Before you go with an AT&T DSL plan, look for a cable internet provider in your area. 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. There’s a reason that three of our four recommended AT&T internet plans are fiber connections. AT&T fiber internet has download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds as high as 880 Mbps. Those speeds can support heavy TV streaming and online gaming at the highest resolutions with minimal buffering. And if you work from home, it can enable crystal-clear Zoom calls and fast data transfers.

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

AT&T wireless plans and pricing

Price (1 line) Price (4 lines) Data allowance 5G Details
$65.00/mo. $140.00/mo. Unlimited Yes View plans
$75.00/mo. $160.00/mo. Unlimited + 50 GB premium data Yes View plans
$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.

AT&T business plans and pricing

Package
AT&T Business
Price (1 line) Connection type Download speeds (up to) Upload speeds (up to) Details
$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. But 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.

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 Internet 1000 plan ($60 a month). It has download speeds up to 940 Mbps, upload speeds up to 880 Mbps, and a no data cap.

If you live in an AT&T DSL area, the best plan you can get is Internet 100 ($45 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.