AT&T adds HBO to unlimited wireless plan for free

  • AT&T adds HBO to unlimited wireless plan for free

AT&T adds HBO to unlimited wireless plan for free

Then, in March, AT&T said that people subscribing to DirecTV Now's $60 a month "Go Big" or $70 "Gotta Have It" packages would receive HBO for free for a year.

The AT&T free HBO promotion applies to AT&T wireless unlimited customers, whether or not they subscribe to one of AT&T's video offers. Then there's Unlimited Plus, which includes a $25 credit for video services at AT&T, which is now added on top of the free HBO offer. To get the free HBO, you'll simply need to "access your HBO content through the DIRECTV NOW and HBO Go apps". Although, like most other plans, AT&T may slow your data after you burn through 22GB in a month.

Thanks to AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, customers on the network's Unlimited Plus data plan will now have the chance to watch HBO programming at no additional cost.

Additionally, Unlimited Plus customers will receive a $25 monthly credit that can be used towards DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, or AT&T U-verse.

The FCC under President Obama thought that the strategy, known as zero-rating, might give video services aligned with carriers such as AT&T an unfair advantage over rivals.

AT&T customers are getting a special benefit from Time Warner just for being on a specific plan. They must subscribe to the unlimited plus plan, which starts at $90 per month.

Unlimited data plans are once again a thing in the U.S., with all four major United States carriers battling it out in recent months to one-up each other on unlimited data offerings.