AT&T Wireless Plans and Pricing

Our experts explore how much you can save with AT&T’s family plans and explain why unlimited data is always better.

Competitive prices

Price: $50.00–$85.00/mo. for 1 line

Lines: 1-10

Data: 4 GB–Unlimited plus 100 GB premium data

Contract: N/A

Package Price Data 5G Details
AT&T Unlimited Elite
Best for one
$85.00/mo. Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Elite
Best for family
$200.00/mo. for 4 lines Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View Plan

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

Is AT&T Wireless good?

AT&T Wireless has more customers than any other wireless service—and for a good reason. Its plans and prices make it a tight competitor with Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Plus, qualifying professionals get 25% off their entire plan.

We recommend the AT&T Unlimited Elite because of its high-speed premium data—it’s a good fit for one person or the whole family.

Pros

  • Competitive prices
  • 25% discount for qualifying professionals

Cons

  • Fewer perks than competitors

Best AT&T Wireless packages

Package Price Data 5G Details
AT&T Unlimited Elite
Best for one
$85.00/mo. Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Elite
Best for family
$200.00/mo. for 4 lines Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View Plan

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

AT&T Wireless’s best plan is AT&T Unlimited Elite. It comes with unlimited data plus 100 GB premium data.

What’s premium data, you ask? Think of it as the amount of “fast lane” data AT&T affords top-paying customers. Once you’ve eaten through all your premium data, AT&T gives you the same speeds as everyone else, which will mean slowing during busy times of day.

With a bunch of premium data, AT&T Ultimate Elite is the best wireless plan from AT&T. Add more lines, and you can make it a family plan.

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AT&T cell phone plans

AT&T Wireless offers four plans: one limited data plan with 4 GB and three with unlimited data. Don’t get the limited data plan. You’ll rack up a ton in fees if you go over your usage—and you will go over 4 GB.

AT&T Unlimited plans for 1 line

Package Price Data 5G Details
AT&T 4GB Plan $50.00/mo. 4 GB No View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Starter $65.00/mo. Unlimited Yes View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Extra $75.00/mo. Unlimited + 50 GB premium data Yes View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Elite $85.00/mo. Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View Plan

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

We like AT&T Unlimited Elite best because it has the most premium data, which means you’re less likely to run into crawling internet speeds.

AT&T Unlimited Elite is definitely worth the $10 upgrade from AT&T Unlimited Extra—as long as you like top-notch TV.

AT&T Unlimited Elite lets you stream in HD, which none of the other AT&T Wireless plans do. (Crummy job, other AT&T plans.) So you’ll be able to watch your favs in their high-def glory right from your smartphone.

AT&T Wireless family plans

Package Price per line for 4 lines Total price for 4 lines Data 5G Details
AT&T 4GB Plan $40.00/mo. $160.00/mo. 4 GB No View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Starter $35.00/mo. $140.00/mo. Unlimited Yes View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Extra $40.00/mo. $160.00/mo. Unlimited + 50 GB premium data Yes View Plan
AT&T Unlimited Elite $50.00/mo. $200.00/mo. Unlimited + 100 GB premium data Yes View Plan

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

When you’re going for a family plan, AT&T offers significant discounts. Well, not so much on the AT&T 4GB Plan. That’s all the more reason to go for an unlimited plan.

AT&T Wireless coverage

AT&T Wireless covers the vast majority of the continental US, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. There’s also plenty of coverage in Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.

In theory, you can check out AT&T’s coverage map to see what service is like in your area. But you’ll have to be patient when you zoom in—the local map colors take a very, very, very long time to load. (We’re still waiting.)

AT&T Wireless prepaid plans

If you’re in the market for a prepaid plan, you can choose from four monthly plans or two discounted multi-month plans. These plans are worth considering if you’re not looking for a family plan and you start to salivate at the term “rollover data.”

Package Price* Data 5G Details
AT&T Prepaid 5GB $30.00/mo. 5 GB No View Plan
AT&T Prepaid 15GB $40.00/mo. 15 GB No View Plan
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited $65.00/mo. or $50.00/mo. with autopay Unlimited No View Plan
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plus $75.00/mo. or $60.00/mo. with autopay Unlimited + 22 GB premium data Yes View Plan
AT&T Prepaid 8GB 3-month $33.00/mo. when you prepay $99.00 for 3 months 8 GB No View Plan
AT&T Prepaid 8 GB 12-month $25.00/mo. when you prepay $300.00 for 12 months 8 GB No View Plan

*Plus taxes and fees.
Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

AT&T phone deals and promotions

Looking for more freebies than the discounts you get for signing up for multiple lines?

If you’re in a career AT&T wants to give props to (see list below), you can shave 25% off your monthly bill. That’s some significant savings, especially since AT&T doesn’t limit the number of lines you can apply your discount to.

AT&T Wireless deals

  • 25% discounts for professional groups: First responders, nurses and physicians, military and veterans, and teachers.

If your job is listed above, be sure to mention it when you call to sign up for AT&T Wireless. Your agent should be able to help you snag this deal.

AT&T Wireless cellphones and devices

With AT&T Wireless, you can bring your own device or pick one (or a few!) to go with your plan. AT&T offers installment plans on tons of new devices, including the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel.

And if you want to step outside the realm of cell phones on your AT&T Wireless plan, you can also get installment plans on tablets, smartwatches, and hotspots.

Installment plans are a great way to get into a cool device right away—but keep in mind that AT&T offers the best deal only to “well-qualified customers.” We’re not psychics, but it sounds like a credit score check is in your future.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Burgundy.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max in Alpine Green.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in Cream.

Bring your own device

You can check your existing device’s eligibility by using AT&T’s device ID tool. If your phone is compatible, you’ll receive a new SIM card when you sign up for an AT&T Wireless plan. We recommend backing up any important information on your phone before installing the new card.

Trade in your old device

AT&T offers a lot of different trade-in deals for customers upgrading their phones to newer models. Want an iPhone 13? With an eligible trade-in, you could get $700 off your purchase. More of a Samsung person? (We get it.) You could get a new Samsung Galaxy S22 for free with an eligible trade-in of a Galaxy Note, S, or Z series smartphone.

Signing up for a new plan is a great excuse to upgrade, so definitely check to see what deals you can get before you commit.

Final take: Is AT&T Wireless worth it?

While AT&T doesn’t offer any deals that make us clap our hands in joy, its prices and plans are par for the course.

And of course, if your job qualifies you for one of AT&T’s 25% off discounts, we say take advantage of those savings. Be sure to mention your profession to your AT&T agent when you call to sign up.

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Methodology

CableTV.com experts spend hundred of hours digging into AT&T’s services. We compare features, pricing, and promotions, and we offer our analysis to enhance and inform our readers’ buying experience. For more on our methodology, see our How We Rank page.

AT&T Wireless FAQ

How much does AT&T Wireless cost?

When you bring your own device, AT&T Wireless plans start at $50 per month for one line with 4 GB of data. Unlimited AT&T Wireless costs between $65 and $85 per month. The price of each line goes down when you get more than one.

Is AT&T as good as Verizon?

AT&T plans tend to be cheaper than Verizon plans, and AT&T Unlimited Elite comes with 50 GB more premium data than Verizon’s plans.

But AT&T has fewer perks—Verizon offers Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, and more with most of its plans.

Does AT&T offer free phones?

AT&T will sometimes offer special deals for free phones. When we wrote this article, AT&T offered the Samsung Galaxy A11 for free when you got a new line or upgraded an existing one with an eligible unlimited plan.

Does AT&T have a 55-plus plan?

If you live in Florida, you can get AT&T Unlimited 55+, which comes with one line for $60 or two lines for $80 per month. That’s a $5 discount for one line, but a total of $40 discount for two lines.

To get this senior discount, you’ll need to visit an AT&T store to verify your eligibility for this offer. And again, this plan is only available to Florida residents, so if you live elsewhere in the US, here’s one more reason to be a snowbird.

How much does AT&T cost a month for one line?

One line can cost between $50 and $85 per month with AT&T Wireless. Check out our AT&T Wireless plans table for more information.

Does AT&T have an activation fee?

AT&T charges a $30 activation fee when you activate a new line or switch to a new device, although this fee could be as little as $20 in Puerto Rico on secondary lines or as much as $45 for subsidized devices committed to 1- or 2-year term contracts.

The good news? You can waive this fee if your employer offers an eligible employee discount or if you use an existing device and sign up online.

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