Is Bundling AT&T Phone and Internet Worth It?
Get 25% off your phone plan—or a $300 VISA reward card
AT&T dishes out generous internet deals for new customers, and you’re destined to get a particularly sweet one when you bundle an AT&T internet plan and cell phone plan together.
The deal you get depends on a twist of fate. If you’re a current AT&T internet customer, you get 25% off a month when you sign up for an unlimited AT&T phone plan. On the other hand, if you’re an AT&T phone customer, you can get a $300 VISA reward card by signing up for an AT&T fiber internet plan.
It’s always nice to get a deal on phone and internet—but how good are these deals? Read on for our guide on how to take advantage of this bundle bonanza.
How do you get an AT&T mobile and internet bundle deal?
You can get an AT&T mobile and internet bundle in one of two ways:
- Option 1: Sign up for an AT&T unlimited phone plan when you’re already an AT&T internet customer. This gets you a 25% monthly discount on your phone service.
- Option 2: Sign up for an AT&T Fiber plan when you’re already an AT&T postpaid phone customer. This wins you the $300 VISA reward card.
Either way, you have to be a current AT&T customer and add another service to get the benefit. Unlike traditional bundle deals, you can’t order the two plans together (like you can with typical TV and internet bundle offers, for example).
Pro tip: Find other AT&T deals
In addition to the bundle offer, you can find other AT&T deals when you sign up for an internet or phone plan. Take a look at our best internet deals guide for a full rundown.
What phone and internet plans qualify for AT&T bundle deals?
To get the 25% discount, you can pair any AT&T internet plan with one of AT&T’s unlimited phone plans. The eligible plans are Unlimited Starter, Unlimited Extra, and Unlimited Premium, and they cost between $65 and $85 a month before the discount.
For the $300 prepaid VISA reward card, you can combine any AT&T postpaid cell phone plan with one of AT&T’s internet plans. AT&T Fiber ranges in price from $55 to $180 a month and gives you speeds anywhere from 300Mbps to 5,000Mbps, depending on the plan. AT&T fixed wireless internet customers aren’t eligible for the deal.
AT&T internet plans
|Package||Price||Download speed||View on AT&T’s site|
AT&T phone plans
|Plan||Price (1 line)||Price when you bundle with a fiber plan||Monthly bundle savings||Premium data||Hotspot data||Order online|
|Unlimited Starter||$65.00/mo.||$48.75/mo.||$16.25||None (speeds can be slowed during network congestion)||3GB|
|Unlimited Extra||$75.00/mo.||$56.25/mo.||$18.75||50GB (after which speeds can be slowed)||15GB|
|Unlimited Premium||$85.00/mo.||$63.75/mo.||$21.25||Unlimited premium data (speeds never slowed)||50GB|
Is it a good idea to bundle an AT&T phone plan with an AT&T internet plan?
It sure is a good idea to bundle your AT&T internet and phone plans—especially if you already have one of these AT&T plans. AT&T’s 5G coverage is a bit underwhelming, delivering slower speeds than Verizon and T-Mobile. But the carrier gets excellent ratings for its 4G LTE cellular coverage. And AT&T Fiber internet delivers top speeds and reliable connectivity at an affordable price. Getting all that at a discount is a no-brainer.
That said, you have better options if you’re looking for a true budget-saving deal. See our section farther down on this page for internet and cellular bundle options that are much easier on your budget.
|Excellent fiber speeds and terms||Below-average 5G speeds on AT&T cellular|
|Excellent 4G LTE coverage||High price for unlimited phone plans|
|Significant annual savings||Confusing sign-up requirements (deals differ depending on the type of AT&T customer you are)|
Go for the 25% discount over the $300 gift card if you can
A $300 gift card is an impressive chunk of change, but if you had to choose between that and the 25% discount, go for the discount. The $300 adds up to $25 off every month for a year, while the discount amounts to anywhere from $16.25 to $21.25 off every month, depending on your plan. That’s less in the short term, but the discount stays valid for as long as you have your bundle plan.
Expert opinion: Get a prepaid plan instead if you’re on a budget
For all the benefits of an AT&T bundle, this isn’t the way to go if you’re looking for a budget deal. A prepaid phone plan doesn’t require a credit check or annual contract and costs a lot less than what you would pay for one of AT&T’s flagship unlimited phone plans. And some cable internet providers offer solid plans for much less than $50 a month.
AT&T bundle deal vs. other budget phone and internet options
|Phone and internet bundle||Total price for combined plans||Internet speed||Monthly data||Order online|
|AT&T Unlimited Extra + AT&T Fiber Internet 300||$111.25/mo. (after 25% discount)||300Mbps||50GB (after which speeds can be slowed)|
|AT&T Prepaid 16GB + AT&T Fiber Internet 300||$80.00/mo. (requires $300 payment upfront for phone plan)||300Mbps||16GB (after which speeds can be slowed)|
|Visible + AT&T Fiber Internet 300||$80.00/mo.||300Mbps||Speeds may be slowed during network congestion||View Plans|
Compared to AT&T’s unlimited bundle deal, you save an easy $31 a month when you pair an AT&T fiber internet plan with a prepaid phone plan. That’s without any discount at all—which just goes to show that there are plenty of ways to save your mun-muns when you’re signing up for phone and internet.
The drawback, of course, is that you don’t get as much data on a prepaid plan compared to AT&T’s unlimited plans. You also don’t get other perks, like discounts on a new phone, and your cellular service may be weaker in times of network congestion because AT&T customers will take precedent. Still, you save a ton of money and you can count on your phone working fine most of the time.
Pro tip: Get a cable internet plan to pay less than $50 a month
One of the best ways to get a low-cost internet plan is by going with a cable internet provider like Xfinity or Astound Broadband. Both providers offer plans for under $50 a month. Another great option is getting a 5G Home Internet plan from Verizon or T-Mobile, which gives you service at a fixed rate with no extra fees.
Take a look at our guide to the best cheap internet for more recommendations.
FAQ about AT&T mobile and internet bundles
AT&T internet plans
*for 12 mos, plus taxes. Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes $ fees. Limited availability. May not be available in your area. Call or go to att.com/internet to see if you qualify.
†Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and based on wired connection to gateway. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.
‡Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and based on wired connection to gateway. 1GIG speeds avail. to new customers with the latest router (“BGW320”) and recommended setup. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed.
§Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and based on wired connection to gateway. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed.
║Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and based on wired connection to gateway. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed. For 5GIG speed, single device wired speed maximum 4.7Gbps. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.
Author - Peter Holslin
Peter Holslin has more than a decade of experience working as a writer and freelance journalist. He graduated with a BA in liberal arts and journalism from New York City’s The New School University in 2008 and went on to contribute to publications like Rolling Stone, VICE, BuzzFeed, and countless others. At HighSpeedInternet.com, he focuses on covering 5G, nerding out about frequency bands and virtual RAN, and producing reviews on emerging services like 5G home internet. He also writes about internet providers and packages, hotspots, VPNs, and Wi-Fi troubleshooting.