AT&T offering new family plans, claims they'll save you some cash

AT&T is launching new family plans which they claim are their best-ever and will save both new and old customers with multiple lines multiple of dollars a month. AT&T:

As an example, a family of four can now get unlimited talk and text, and 10GB of data – enough for the whole family to share – for $160 a month.

There's an important caveat to keep in mind, however:

Customers who choose to upgrade at the end of their current agreement are required to sign-up for NEXT, bring their own device or purchase a phone a full retail price in order to keep this plan.

So if these plans interest you for your current phones, that's one thing. If your entire family is planning to upgrade to the iPhone 6 it could be another. If you're interested, head on over to and do the math.

Some of the feedback I'm seeing on Twitter is that this is saving real geeks real money, but let me know — will AT&T's new family plans save you any money?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.