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AT&T Senior Plan Review

Last Updated: November 5, 2019
65+ Senior Plans
$29.99 Per Month
Overall Rating:
4.0 of 5
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10% AARP Discount
150 Million Customers
Questions? Speak with a AT&T Specialist: 877-959-5144

AT&T prides itself on being the nation’s largest and most reliable network for cell phone service. It serves over 325 million people around the country with its voice and data service and advertises that it has the nation’s fewest dropped calls.

The company offers a variety of plans to all of its customers, but caters some plans and pricing to its senior customers. Price plans vary depending on the amount of minutes and features you want to include in your plan.

Plan Pricing & Service Costs

AT&T offers senior citizens the option of taking a Senior Nation Plan. This plan is geared towards the needs and budget of seniors. It costs $29.99/month and is available to customers ages 65 and older. It includes:

  • 200 Anytime Minutes
  • Unlimited Nationwide Calling to AT&T Mobility Customers
  • 500 Night & Weekend Minutes
  • $.45/min charge for extra minutes

It’s important to note that the AT&T Senior Nation Plan is only available for basic phones, not smartphones or tablets.

AT&T also offers a discount for AARP members. Members can save 10% off their bill for monthly charges for qualifying plans, as well as 15% off eligible accessories. You can also benefit from waived activation fees and upgrade fees.

Qualified military veterans can also receive 15% off their monthly bills with the proper documentation.

If you are looking for more options and usage for your phone and want to use a smart phone, AT&T offers the Unlimited & More and the Unlimited & More Premium Plans. These plans are eligible for the veterans’ discount. Check with AARP to see if they are included in the discount it offers.

The Unlimited & More Plan costs $70/month per line and includes:

  • 30+ channels of live TV on your phone
  • Unlimited talk, text, and data
  • Standard definition video streaming
  • Autopay & paperless bill discount ($10/per month for single line, $20/per month for double line)

The Unlimited & More Premium Plan costs $80/month per line and includes:

  • 30+ channels of live TV on your phone
  • Unlimited talk, text, and data
  • Standard definition video streaming
  • Personal hotspot
  • Autopay & paperless bill discount ($10/per month for single line, $20/per month for double line)

Cell Phone Options

AT&T currently offers a choice of 43 different cellular devices. If you are going to take advantage of the Senior Nation Plan, smartphones are not included, so you would need to go with the most basic type of cell phone.

The AT&T Cingular Flip is one option, at $59.99. It is the most basic model AT&T carries and is perfect for the person who just wants the option of calling and texting without all of the bells and whistles a smartphone comes with.

If you are thinking about one of the Unlimited Plans, then the sky’s the limit when it comes to smartphones. You can choose from Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and LG models. Let’s take a look at the lowest prices model from each of these companies to compare costs.

Samsung Galaxy J3 ($7/month or $209.99)

  • Easy to use smartphone
  • 5-inch HD display
  • Long lasting battery

LG X Venture ($11/month or $329.99)

  • Shock, dust, & water resistant
  • Long lasting battery

Apple iPhone 7 ($15/month or $449.99)

  • Water & dust resistant
  • Long battery life
  • High performance

If you’re unsure which phone to choose, visit your local AT&T store so you can compare the phones in person. Since they all basically do the same things and offer the same services, it comes down to personal preference.

Features

If you choose the AT&T Senior Nation Plan you can enjoy features like:

  • Voicemail
  • Call Forwarding
  • Call Waiting
  • Conference Calling
  • Caller ID

These features are also offered with the other AT&T plans.

Summary

AT&T looks to offer senior citizens options with its Senior Nation Plan that keeps it simple while still offering excellent service at an affordable price of $29.99/month. Seniors can enjoy enough minutes to take care of their basic cellular needs. They can also choose a basic phone without apps and gadgets that they may not need.

AT&T also partners with AARP to offer discounts on other plans and equipment which is a nice option for those who want more than the basic package.

For those who want more than calling and texting, there are other pricier packages that are available. Veterans’ discounts do apply and AARP discounts may also apply, depending on the package offered.

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