AT&T provides limitless knowledge on U-verse, with a catch

AT&T offers unlimited data on U-verse, with a catch

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AT&T’s U-verse web service has had knowledge switch caps for years, however they’re about to return off… should you’re fiercely loyal to the corporate, anyway. The telecom is re-introducing limitless knowledge on Might twenty third that shall be freed from cost, however solely so long as you are additionally subscribing to both DirecTV or U-verse TV on the identical invoice. Decided to minimize the twine? Sadly, it’s going to value you $30 additional to get that very same privilege.

This is not to say that the service is throwing you underneath the bus should you’re an web-solely buyer, because it’s growing U-verse caps throughout the board. Customers on the extra widespread tiers will bounce from 250GB to both 300GB (for the beneath-6Mbps crowd) or 600GB (12Mbps to 75Mbps), whereas these with 100Mbps and up will transfer from a 500GB cap to 1TB. Ought to that not be sufficient, you will pay $10 for each 50GB you want over the restrict; the supplier will waive that overage payment the primary two occasions.

AT&T notes that most individuals in all probability will not run into these ceilings — simply four % of U-verse clients use extra, it says. Whereas that is true, the transfer is not fairly as beneficiant because it appears. As with Comcast’s knowledge cap exams, that is extra about softening the blow as extra individuals ditch typical TV, whether or not by discouraging web-solely service or making extra money for those who insist on making the leap.