Unlimited Text Messages is Now the Only Option for AT&T Users

You will either really LOVE or really HATE this move by AT&T. According to AT&T, starting August 21, 2011, they will be killing the $10-for-1,000-text-messages plan and move to the $20-for-unlimited-texts plan. If you already have the 10-for-1k plan, you have nothing to worry about; you’ll be able to keep the plan since they will be grandfathering you into the plan. But if you ever leave and come back, you’ll be stuck with the new plan options.

Here is what AT&T had to say about this:

“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. Existing customers don’t have to change any messaging plan they have today, even when changing handsets.”

So if you’re wanting to be on an AT&T plan, you’d better hurry up, because come Monday, you’ll be forced to buy the new deal. I’m glad I don’t have to worry about this, because I’m already in a grandfathered plan with Verizon for unlimited data, so it’s not worth it for me to leave Verizon right now. This makes me wonder what will happen if and when AT&T acquires T-Mobile.