AT&T to Offer Only Unlimited Texting Plans

AT&T will be dropping its 1,000 a month SMS and MMS plans for subscribers starting on August 21 and will begin offering only its unlimited texting plan for users that don’t want to pay per text message.

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The current text message add-on plans from AT&T, until Sunday, includes a US$10 a month option with 1,000 messages, but the cell service provider says most customers choose its unlimited text plan instead.

The company said in a statement:

Starting August 21, we’re streamlining our text messaging plans for new customers and will offer an unlimited plan for individuals for $20 per month and an unlimited plan for families of up to five lines for $30 per month. The vast majority of our messaging customers prefer unlimited plans and with text messaging growth stronger than ever, that number continues to climb among new customers.

AT&T customers with the now doomed texting plan won’t have to give up their lower cost option. They can keep their 1,000 message a month plan, and they can transfer it when they switch to a new phone, too. New customers as of Sunday, however, will only have pay-per-message and unlimited messaging options.

[Thanks to Engadget for the heads up.]