Now All AT&T Unlimited Plans Include Free HBO. Here’s How to Score Yours

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In your search for an unlimited data cell phone plan, you may have compared prices, activation fees, cancellation fees and more. It’s usually enough to make your head spin.

To draw in more customers, wireless companies are offering serious perks with their unlimited data plans.

This week, AT&T announced it will expand its free HBO incentive to both of its unlimited data plans, getting you this great perk at a lower cost.

Both AT&T Unlimited Data Plans Now Come With HBO

On Sept. 12, AT&T announced it will offer Unlimited Choice customers free streaming HBO on their AT&T devices. The deal starts Sept. 15, and is good for all new and existing AT&T customers.

Previously, AT&T offered this perk only with its Unlimited Plus plan, which runs as little as $90 per month for one line and increases with each line you add.

The Unlimited Choice plan, however, costs as little as $60 per month for one line. Like the Unlimited Plus plan, the price increases when you add more lines.

What are the key differences between the plans? The Unlimited Plus plan includes AT&T’s fastest data speeds and high-definition video streaming, and it allows up to 10 GB of mobile hotspot use per line. As for the Unlimited Choice plan, AT&T limits data speeds to 3 MB per second, does not permit mobile hotspot use and caps video-streaming quality at around 480p.

Considering HBO NOW costs $14.99 a month, bundling this new perk with the cheaper plan could be a smart money move. As always, though, read the fine print before signing up so you know exactly how much it’ll cost each month.  

Now, if only AT&T could have offered this while “Game of Thrones” was still on.

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.