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ATT is retiring 10 Messaging 1000 plan on August 21

first_imgI don’t know anyone who manages to send more than 1,000 text messages every month, so a plan that offers that limit for a reduced price over the unlimited plan is perfect. If you are on AT&T though, that option is about to disappear.AT&T has decided to update its messaging options and on August 21st its $10 Messaging 1000 plan, which gives you 1,000 text messages a month, will be retired. The only option then available is the Messaging Unlimited plan which doubles the price to $20. Current customers taking advantage of the Messaging 1000 plan can relax for a while though, as AT&T is allowing you to continue using it for the remainder of your contract.Unless you want to pay 20 cents per message new customers or new contracts will have to start paying that extra $10. Those already using the Family Unlimited Plan will remain at the $30 for unlimited text messages.AT&T’s reasoning for this is that unlimited texting offers better value and the “vast majority” of messaging customers opt for unlimited anyway. But that’s not the point is it? The amount of customers AT&T has on its books means even a minority of users accounts for thousands of people that will be forced to start paying more for their messaging sooner or later. Chances are quite a few of them will look to other networks for a better deal.Checking on Verizon Wireless there is the option to pay $10 for messaging on a single-line plan, but that gets you just 500 messages. Family SharePlans include the same 500 for $10, but also includes unlimited mobile to mobile messaging. Unlimited messaging costs the same as AT&T at $20, and on prepaid plans that’s the only option.via Engadgetlast_img read more