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AT&T Axes Limited Texting Plan for New Customers


Engadget has received a leaked screenshot, which has since been confirmed by AT&T, that the carrier will be axing its limited text messaging plan for new subscribers. The plan allowed for 1,000 messages to be sent and received for $10 per month. The changes will be in effect on Sunday, August 21, 2011.  

Future AT&T customers will have to choose between an unlimited text messaging plan for $20 a month, an unlimited text messaging plan for families of up to five lines for $30 a month, or pay for individual messages ($0.20 per message or $0.30 if message contains picture or video). 

Existing customers will be able to keep their limited text messaging plan, even when upgrading or switching handsets. An AT&T spokesperson stated that the main reason for removing the plan is because of the popularity of unlimited texting with new customers. 

The preceding article is from one of our external contributors. It does not represent the opinion of Benzinga and has not been edited.

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