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AT&T quiet on 5G as it refreshes tariffs

30 OCT 2019

AT&T revamped its unlimited offerings with a trio of new options, but kept mum on plans to offer 5G service to consumers.

The operator currently offers two tariffs: a standard unlimited plan for $70 per month and a premium option for $80 per month.

An updated roster will include an Unlimited Starter plan for $65 per month for a single line; Unlimited Extra for $75 per month; and Unlimited Elite for $85 per month. The Starter and Extra plans will roll out 3 November, with Elite following in the “coming weeks”.

Unlimited Starter includes talk, text and data in the US, Mexico and Canada. Unlimited Extra adds up to 50GB of high-speed data and 15GB of mobile hot spot data into the mix, while Unlimited Elite offers 100GB of high-speed data, 30GB of mobile hotspot data and an HBO subscription.

However, it does not appear 5G will factor into any of the new tariffs. A company representative told Mobile World Live it will “share more information on 5G for consumers later this year”.

AT&T first launched 5G in December 2018 to a closed group of business and consumer customers in select cities, but nearly a year later has yet to make the service broadly available.

In August, rival Verizon revamped its own unlimited line up, including 5G service (which it valued at $10 per month) free for a “limited time”. Sprint includes the cost of 5G service in its $80 per month Unlimited Premium tariff.

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Diana is Mobile World Live's US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only...

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