We measure data in gigabytes. That’s the amount of data you download and upload from all the connected devices in your home each month. Each of our plans comes with a monthly data allowance.
You will receive an email notice the first time your usage exceeds the monthly data allowance. In subsequent months we will continue to send you alerts if your usage approaches or exceeds the amount of data included in your plan. If you exceed your monthly data plan a third time (bill cycle), and as our agreement provides, we’ll charge you $10 for each additional 50GB of data provided to you that month. The maximum overage charge is $100 a month for AT&T Internet and $200 a month for DSL and Fixed Wireless Internet.
A $30 unlimited data allowance is also available for AT&T Internet customers to purchase as an optional feature of your Internet service. Or if you purchase DIRECTV or U-verse TV service with your Internet service on a combined bill, you will receive an unlimited usage allowance. That’s a $30 value at no additional charge as part of the discount. This is only available for AT&T Internet, not DSL or Fixed Wireless Internet.
Broadband Service Product
Monthly data allowance1
Fixed Wireless Internet
Internet Basic 768kbps - Internet 300
AT&T High Speed Internet Basic / FastAccess DSL Lite, AT&T High Speed Internet Express / FastAccess DSL Ultra, AT&T High Speed Internet Pro, AT&T High Speed Internet Elite / FastAccess DSL XtremePro
Some things to keep in mind as you estimate your data:
Downloading an HD movie is very data heavy, but sending a simple text email uses hardly any data at all.
Streaming video or music uses data that can add up quickly.
Going over your data plan may cause extra charges, so if you use a lot of data, you'll want to check it regularly.
You can also sign in to your account on myAT&T to:
Save your data by controlling your activity at home and by keeping the bad guys off your network.
One of the most important things you can do to manage your usage is to secure your network to keep others from using it without your permission.
Don’t let your connected devices become zombies for hackers, spammers, and virus spreaders. Use our free AT&T Internet Security Suite powered by McAfee®. This service is only available if you have AT&T Internet or DSL, not Fixed Wireless Internet.
Don’t want to go over your data limit? If you have AT&T Internet or DSL, you can use the Parental Controls feature of the AT&T Internet Security Suite powered by McAfee. Not available for Fixed Wireless Internet.
Understanding how much data you use can help you avoid overages. Activities like online gaming, streaming movies and TV shows, and music downloads contribute to your data use. It’s not how long you’re on the Internet but what you do while you’re there that determines how much data you use.