Mobile data price-war continues as AT&T announces a $60 ‘unlimited’ deal – with catches, of course

If you’re looking for a new ‘unlimited’ mobile data plan, the competition between carriers continues to offer cheaper deals. All four major carriers have announced new or revised tariffs this month, Verizon kicking things off, followed by T-Mobile dropping restrictions, Sprint doing the same and AT&T finally opening up its ‘unlimited’ plan to all.

Today AT&T has gone one better, announcing a new ‘unlimited’ plan for just $60 a month. There are, of course, catches …

The Unlimited Choice plan is limited to a maximum speed of 3Mbps, standard-definition video and no tethering allowed. As with other services, bandwidth is also throttled when you hit the limit on your ‘unlimited’ service, in this case at 22GB/month.

A higher-tier option, Unlimited Plus, costs $90/month to add HD video and 10Gb/month of tethering –and there are additional options with DiretTV bundled. $100/month gets you Unlimited Plus with DirecTV Now, while $115 also gives you DirecTV home satellite service.

As before, if you have a DirecTV subscription, usage of the app won’t count against your data usage.

You can see full details below, and compare these new tariffs against all the other carrier deals in our at-a-glance comparison table.


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