Learn about Advanced Messaging billing

Each part of Rich Communication Services (RCS) messages count separately for billing, based on your existing rate plan. This may affect billing for capped or pay-per-use plans.

Advanced Messaging billing

Standard text and multimedia message rates apply to RCS messages, based on your current AT&T rate plan. If your plan includes unlimited texts, you won’t be billed for Advanced Messaging.1

Each RCS chat, message, or attachment is charged separately. If you have limited messages or a pay-per-use plan, you’ll be billed at your current messaging rates. If you send a message with multiple attachments, each attachment as well as your text is counted and billed separately.

Example: If you send a text message and attach a photo and a video, it’s billed as three messages. Files can be photos, videos, contacts, calendar items, or any other attachment.

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Last updated: January 5, 2023

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