AT&T leaves customers with only two texting options: pay-per-text or unlimited

United States wireless carrier AT&T is is scheduled to begin only offering a single unlimited text messaging plan for its customers on August 21.

This presents customers with only two options: pay for the unlimited messaging plan, or pay per message which costs 20¢ per SMS text and 30¢ per MMS.

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According to a statement from the carrier on Thursday: "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."

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