Military members, veterans and their family members can get a 25 percent discount on certain AT&T Unlimited wireless plans, beginning Oct. 5.

AT&T previously offered a 15 percent discount. These are new discounts on new wireless plans, so customers must enroll in one of the new AT&T Unlimited &More plans to get the discount. Active duty, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and spouses of deceased service members are eligible.

Earlier this year, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint announced their revised military discount programs.

The AT&T discount applies to AT&T Unlimited &More or AT&T Unlimited &More Premium wireless plan. Those eligible can receive discounts on their wireless service, on AT&T video service, and AT&T internet:

  • 25 percent off wireless service (One line is $60 a month; a savings of $20 off the regular $80 a month. The discounts increase as extra lines are added. For example, four lines for a family would be $135 a month ; a savings of $45 off the regular $180 a month.) With additional discounts for autopay and paperless bills, one line is $52.50; four lines are $120.
  • $15 discount per month on certain video services, including DIRECTV or DIRECTV NOW; and
  • $15 discount per month on certain AT&T internet services.

As always, consumers should compare features, costs, coverage and other aspects of cellphone plans before choosing a plan that meets their specific needs.

Eligible customers can sign up for the military discounts by visiting an AT&T retail store, or by visiting att.com/military. The details on that page will be updated by Oct. 5 to reflect the new pricing, with information about what is needed to receive the discount, officials said.

Karen has covered military families, quality of life and consumer issues for Military Times for more than 30 years, and is co-author of a chapter on media coverage of military families in the book "A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families." She previously worked for newspapers in Guam, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Fla., and Athens, Ga.

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