AT&T Makes Way for Unlimited Text Messaging, Stops $10 SMS Plan

US wireless carrier AT&T plans to offer a new unlimited text messaging scheme from next week, the company revealed.

AT&T announced that it will be dumping the low-tier $10 per month which offered up to 1,000 text messages in favour of a $20 per month plan for individuals with unlimited text messages.

The company, however, said that it will continue with the $30 per month family text messaging plans which covers five mobile phone numbers in a household.

"The vast majority of our messaging customers prefer unlimited plans and with text messaging growth stronger than ever, that number continues to climb among new customers. Existing customers don't have to change any messaging plan they have today, even when changing handsets" AT&T said in a statement as reported by Engadget.

The $10 per month text messaging plan was launched by the company earlier this year, scrapping the $5 per month for 200 messages and $15 per month for 1,500 text messages plans.

AT&T rival Verizon, which is the only other carrier that sells the Apple iPhone in the US, continues to offer a series of text messaging plans including a $5 per month 250 messages plan and a $10 per month 500 text messages plan.