AT&T offering HBO with Unlimited Plus plan

We had an idea that the carrier wanted all of those content-providing subsidiaries, and now it's clear. Last month, AT&T started including a free year of HBO if you signed up for DirecTV Now - but this deal sounds even better as it seems you'll have access to the channel as long as you keep the unlimited plan on your account. Current HBO customers who also sign up for the wireless plan will see the expense for the channel eliminated. After this credit, AT&T Unlimited Plus customers can get DIRECTV Select package for $25 a month or DIRECTV NOW Live a Little package for $10 a month. "Our customers want wireless entertainment on their terms, and we're going to deliver", said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Entertainment Group.

To find out more, hit up AT&T's unlimited plan site.

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Streaming HBO doesn't count against the data cap, a practice known as zero rating.

AT&T doesn't appear to be requiring much here, outside of being a subscriber to Unlimited Plus, which is the top tier unlimited data plan they offer. It's also likely to raise concerns related to net neutrality, or the principle that internet providers like AT&T should not give preferential treatment to certain services, particularly ones it owns.

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AT&T has leveraged HBO before.

In related premium channel news, cord-cutting service Sling TV recently added Showtime into its lineup at the additional cost of $10 per month for Sling TV users.

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The occasion reinforced the importance of individuals and communities working together to keep kids safe and families healthy. Last year, the Hotline received 225,152 reports of alleged child abuse or neglect, compared to 202,493 reports in 2014.

AT&T previously announced that Unlimited Plus customers receive a $25 monthly credit they can use on any of its video outlets.

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