AT&T launches $99 talk, text and surf plan

AT&T continues to experiment with bundled plans in an effort to one-up its cable competitors. The company's latest action, called Talk, Text and Surf, offers customers DSL (up to 1.5 Mbps), unlimited local and long-distance landline service, 450 minutes of wireless calling (including unlimited mobile to mobile) and unlimited messaging for $99 per month.

Interesting, the plan is offered primarily in the former BellSouth territory of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. New customers and existing customers who add at least one new qualifying service on their current package are eligible for the plan. AT&T also asserts that the $99 per month plan is not an introductory price.

In its promotions for the plan, AT&T made sure to point out that wireless calling is not available from cable companies.

AT&T has launched a variety of bundled plans targeted at different market segments. In June, the company targeted small businesses with a plan that combines wireless service, Internet and WiFi service and traditional landline voice service for under $100 per month. In addition, in August the company introduced a new "buy two, get one free" offer for its U-verse TV customers that included wireless service.

For more:
- see this AT&T post
- see this article

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