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Want unlimited data? One carrier is bringing it back

Want unlimited data? One carrier is bringing it back
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One of the coolest features offered by smartphone providers is unlimited data plans. For one low cost, you can access Web content, emails, streaming music, and streaming TV and movies.

Yet, those plans are largely a thing of the past. While T-Mobile, for instance, offers unlimited streaming TV with its BingeOn plan, the quality diminishes after you reach a certain data cap.

Other cellphone providers, like Sprint, have throttled Internet speeds once you reached a certain level of data usage. Even AT&T dropped its unlimited plan more than five years ago.

However, AT&T is bringing back its unlimited plan. If you stream content with it, the best news is the quality of the content won't suffer if you reach a certain data cap.

There is, however, a catch. You have to subscribe to both AT&T's phone service and its DirecTV television package. In July, AT&T acquired the DirecTV satellite provider for nearly $49 billion.

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