All About AT&T's Senior Nation Plan

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If you're over 65, you can grab a low-priced AT&T cell phone plan called the Senior Nation Plan. It costs significantly less than many comparable plans — making it an ideal choice for those on fixed incomes.

Below are a few details you should be aware of before making the purchase, like the standard features that are included, the contract length, the phone requirement, the activation fee, and extra charges.

Important Details About the AT&T Senior Nation Plan

These are the basic but most important details that set this plan apart from other wireless carriers. All details are current as of August 2018.

  • Age Requirement: 65 or older (proof of age is required)
  • Device Restriction: Basic phones only, no tablets or smartphones
  • Monthly Price: $29.99
  • Anytime Minutes: 200
  • Roaming and Long Distance: No roaming or long-distance charges
  • Data and Messaging: Not included
  • Rollover and Unity Minutes: Not included

You can make long-distance calls nationwide. Also included are roaming, voicemail, call forwarding, call waiting, conference calling, and caller ID.

AT&T has a lot more information on the plan details on their AT&T Senior Nation Plan page.

Extra Fees, Taxes, and Requirements With AT&T's Senior Plan

These are the fees and other charges that you'll face when purchasing the Senior Nation Plan:

  • Two-year service contract required
  • One-time activation fee up to $45
  • Regulatory cost recovery fee of up to $1.25 to help defray the cost incurred in complying with obligations and charges imposed by state and federal telecom regulations
  • Gross receipts surcharge
  • State and federal universal service charges
  • Taxes and other fees