Don’t understand your Text Messaging Billing, Plans & Rates?
Text Messaging(MMS) Billing, Plans & Rates
Our lives are can be complicated and we all need clarity at times. We are here to help keep things simple when you have questions with text message billing.
Messaging billing, plans & rates
Your plan may include messaging. If not, you can add it as an additional feature, or you may choose to use messaging at a pay-per-use rate:
- If your plan includes unlimited text, your plan's monthly charge includes messaging usage. Learn more about AT&T’s unlimited data plans.
- When traveling internationally, consider adding an AT&T Passport package with unlimited texting.
If your plan or features don’t include unlimited messaging:
- Charges apply for each text, picture, or video message sent or received that exceeds your plan or feature's limit.
- If you don't have a plan or feature that includes messaging, pay-per-use rates apply. View Other Charges Applicable for Wireless Services and your Customer Service Summary for details.
- AT&T bills for all messages sent and received, including unread and unsolicited messages.
- When using group messaging (sending a single message to multiple recipients), you're charged one message for each recipient. Each recipient is charged for the message received.
Billing for Advanced Messaging
Standard MMS and SMS rates apply based on your current AT&T rate plan. If you’re on a plan that includes unlimited texts you won’t be billed any additional charges for Advanced Messaging.
Each text/file attachment is charged as a separate SMS/MMS. If you have limited messages or pay-per-use, 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 type a text message and attach a photo and a video, it’s billed as three messages (1 SMS and 2 MMS). Files can be photos, videos, contacts, calendar items or any other attachment.
Jared, AT&T Community Specialist
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