Not everyone can afford to pay as much as $85 a month for a single line of unlimited wireless service, but those who can (and want) to be “elite” AT&T customers, for instance, probably expect their carrier to take care of everything at that price.
Unfortunately, there’s still no such thing as a truly unlimited and all-inclusive cellular plan stateside, although the competition between the nation’s top three mobile network operators is pushing everyone to improve the value of their services, lift new barriers, and remove restrictions at least once every few months.
More data, no throttling, and 4K video included
Perhaps more importantly, data slowdown (aka throttling) is no longer a thing on Ma Bell’s most expensive service tier, which means you will always be able to enjoy the operator’s highest “nationwide 5G” speeds going forward.
A lot is changing about AT&T’s Unlimited Elite plan
And yes, we know that may not feel like a major cause of concern for many people, but with AT&T Unlimited Elite service including HBO Max access and now 4K UHD video streaming support as well, it could have easily become a problem in the future.
Your move, Verizon
What’s worse is that Verizon warns its most valued customers that their speeds could be reduced “in times of congestion” after exceeding just 50GB consumption, which means that the carrier’s Get More Unlimited plan is not even as good as AT&T’s old Unlimited Elite tier.
This is not good enough, Big Red
On the bright side, at least Big Red already offers 4K UHD streaming on “capable devices”, which can certainly come in handy with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ access included in your $90 a month and up subscription fee.
Furthermore, your International Day Pass will be automatically available when you arrive at one of the over 210 international destinations supported starting “later this summer”, making it easier than ever to get the essential service when traveling outside of the US.