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Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Business | By Megan Pierce

Carrier competition: Sprint launches unlimited deal in response to Verizon, AT&T

Carrier competition: Sprint launches unlimited deal in response to Verizon, AT&T

AT&T's plan costs $180 for four lines after a $40 credit. That's what many may ask, but I think the best question is, is Verizon's new plan the best deal FOR YOU?

The nation's second largest carrier announced on Thursday that it would begin re-offering unlimited data to customers without requiring them to have AT&T's DirecTV or U-verse television service.

Sprint says now offering customers unlimited voice, text, data, HD video streaming, and 10 GB of mobile hotspot data for $22.50 per line, for four lines.

Following in the footsteps of T-Mobile and Verizon, AT&T today announced plans to debut a new unlimited data plan that's available to all of its postpaid customers.

Sprint is giving you another option by slashing the prices of its own unlimited deals to keep pace with T-Mobile and Verizon. No word yet on the amount mobile hotspot data (if any) will be included in the plan.

The new AT&T Unlimited Plan will include unlimited talk, text and data on 4 lines for $180. These new customers will get Apple's iPhone 7 for $0 for 18 months when trading in a qualify device, which includes a: Phone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung GS7, GS7 edge, GS6, GS6 edge, Note 5, LG V20, G5, or Moto Droid 2.

AT&T last offered unlimited data to non-TV subscribers in 2010. This actually means that a single-line unlimited plan is a better deal than the $70 8GB plan, which comes to $90 versus the unlimited plan's flat $80 pricing for a single line. Sprint and T-Mobile are cheaper. AT&T is in the process of rolling out its stupid Stream Saver video throttling service as well, but that will be optional. AT&T's press release didn't say anything about if there would be any HD video or tethering restrictions, and there isn't any pricing info yet for plans with less than four lines.

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