Like internet without data caps? Us too! Here are our faves, starting with AT&T Internet.
Is your internet data usage through the roof? Then it might be time to consider an unlimited internet plan.
With no data caps, you can do as you want for as long as you want without your internet being throttled.
Let’s walk through five services with unlimited internet plans that we recommend.
|AT&T Internet||$55–$250/mo.*||300–5000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Spectrum Internet®||$19.99-$89.99||30-1000 Mbps†||Unlimited||View Plans|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||$50-$50‡||245-245 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Frontier Fiber Internet||$39.99-$154.99^||500-5000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Verizon Fios Home Internet||$49.99-$89.99°||300-2300 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
What to look for in unlimited internet plans
Unlimited data is nice, but there are other things to consider when choosing a home internet plan.
Unlimited internet features to look at before buying:
- Download speed (Mbps vs Gbps)
- Connection type (fiber, DSL, satellite, fixed wireless)
- Customer service
When looking at unlimited internet plans, give pricing the weight it deserves. Internet with no data caps starts in the $40 to $50 range, so if you can’t afford that, it’s unfortunately not in the cards. Let’s just say the Affordable Connectivity Program isn’t known for its unlimited plans.
AT&T Internet: Best speed range
Whether your biggest need is speed or you don’t require a super-fast connection, AT&T’s fiber plans with unlimited data can help. The service has five different speed options ranging from 300 to 5,000.
AT&T fiber internet is also the most expensive service we recommend in this category. Prices start at $55 per month for 300Mbps and go up to $250 per month for 5,000Mbps. But the good news is that, in most cases, 300Mbps is plenty. Few households actually need 5,000 Mbps (5Gbps), so you can stick to the lower end of the range and save lots of money.
|AT&T Internet 300||$55/mo.**||300 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plan|
|AT&T Internet 500||$65/mo.**||500 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plan|
|AT&T Internet 1000||$80/mo.††||1000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plan|
|AT&T Internet 2000||$150/mo.††||Up to 2000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|AT&T Internet 5000||$250/mo.††||Up to 5000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
AT&T is available in just 21 states. That’s better than a lot of internet providers, but it’s still limited. So even if this one catches your eye, chances are it’s out of your reach.
But on the positive side, AT&T’s fiber plan customers gave the service an 80 in the 2022–2023 ACSI Telecommunications Report. That’s 80 out of 100, which doesn’t sound great until you realize it’s the highest score ACSI awarded to an internet provider that year. So go, AT&T!
Other AT&T services
Spectrum Internet: Most widely available
As one of the largest internet providers in the country, Spectrum offers internet service in 42 states. So even if you live in a place with fewer internet providers—like Alabama–your chances of Spectrum hooking you up are still good.
Spectrum is also more affordable than AT&T: The service runs from $50 up to $90, at least for the first 12 months. However, Spectrum speed only goes up to a gig. That’s more than plenty in most cases, but if you had your heart set on having five times that, Spectrum’s not for you.
Unlike AT&T, Spectrum doesn’t offer straight fiber. Instead, all your speeds are delivered over a fiber hybrid.
|Spectrum Internet®||$49.99/mo. for 12 mos.‡‡||Up to 300 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plan|
|Spectrum Internet Ultra||$69.99/mo.‡‡||500 Mbps||Unlimited||View plans|
|Spectrum Internet® Gig||$89.99/mo. for 12 mos.^^||Up to 1000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plan|
Unfortunately, Spectrum and its parent company, Charter Communications (yes, the Charter Communications that was just snapping its fingers at Disney and challenging it to a rumble), don’t have a great ACSI score. It’s tied with Cox at 64. The industry average is 66, so that’s not the worst rating, but it could surely be better.
Other Spectrum services
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Best for the indecisive
If you dread making decisions, T-Mobile is a good fit for you. This provider offers just one unlimited internet plan, so you don’t have to pick and choose.
T-Mobile’s plan offers (the oddly specific) 72 to 24 Mbps for $50 a month. While it’s pricier and slower than other providers' plans, this one has especial charm for those in rural areas. This T-Mobile 5G plan uses fixed wireless internet, a connection type usually used in places where fiber and DSL cables aren’t available yet.
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||$50/mo.‡||72-245 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
T-Mobile’s 5G network is well connected—at least some presence in nearly every state— so chances are you have access to it.
And the T-Mobile ACSI score is 73, which isn’t bad. In fact, T-Mobile has the highest score of all non-fiber providers.
Other T-Mobile services
Frontier: Most affordable
If you’re sick and tired of outrageous internet service provider prices, you’ll get a little relief when you buy Frontier. Frontier starts at a faster speed than other unlimited internet providers but runs $10–$15 cheaper (as long as you select the fiber option).
Frontier has one DSL plan and four fiber plans. Both connections start at 500Mbps.
While no internet data speed is guaranteed, fiber tends to run faster than DSL. Plus, with select fiber speeds, you can save with self-installation. So, if it’s available, we strongly recommend a fiber plan over the basic Frontier Internet plan—especially since the Fiber 500 plan is two-thirds the cost of the DSL connection!
But if you go the DSL route, Frontier is offering free installation between December 17th and December 31st.
|Frontier Internet||$64.99/mo.°°||NA||Unlimited||View Plan|
|Fiber 500||$39.99/mo. w/ Auto Pay and Paperless Bill***||500 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Fiber 1 Gig||$59.99/mo. w/ Auto Pay and Paperless Bill†††||1000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Fiber 2 Gig||$99.99/mo. w/ Auto Pay and Paperless Bill‡‡‡||2000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Fiber 5 Gig||$154.99/mo. w/ Auto Pay and Paperless Bill^^^||5000 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Fiber 500||$39.99/mo. w/ Auto Pay and Paperless Bill***||500 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
One of Frontier’s only letdowns is its limited availability: Frontier internet is only present in half of U.S. states. So you have a 50/50 chance of being able to sign up. Sadly, not every provider can be as accessible as Verizon Fios Home Internet or T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.
Frontier’s ACSI scores are also mixed: 74 for the fiber service but 61 for the DSL. While it’s unsurprising that folks with fiber download speeds are more satisfied, 13 points is quite the difference.
Other Frontier services
If you like YouTube TV, you’ll love the Frontier Internet with YouTube TV bundles. You can get your fiber connection plus over 100 channels. Sadly, this offer is only available in a few states.
Verizon Fios: Best fiber
Verizon Fios is one of our favorite fiber providers, with a generous speed range, middling industry prices, symmetrical speeds, and a reputation for reliability. It’s also known for its good customer service.
If Verizon Fios is an option available to you (which, sadly, isn’t likely as it’s clustered on the East Coast), you’ll pay $50 for 300Mbps, a value on par with Spectrum’s similar starting plan and offers 200Mbps more than Cox's cheapest plan. In fact, most of Verizon’s plan speeds and prices correspond to a Spectrum fiber option. But Verizon offers more plans, including an offering with 2,300Mbps (2.3Gbps), which is more than double Spectrum’s highest download speed.
Like most fiber services, Verizon Fios is extremely reliable. You should see few internet outages if you go the fiber route!
Verizon also offers one unlimited DSL plan through its 5G Home Internet, which we’ve included in our table just in case that $25 starting price calls your name.
This service also includes symmetrical speeds, which means the upload speed matches the download speed. Most casual internet users don’t need super-speedy uploads, but it never hurts.
|5G Home Internet||$50/mo.°°°||Up to 300 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Internet 300/300||$49.99/mo.°||300 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Internet 500/500||$69.99/mo.°||500 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|1 Gig without mobile plan||$89.99/mo.°||Up to 940 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Internet 2 Gig||$84.99/mo.****||Up to 2300 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
From our own experience, Verizon has a good reputation in the internet sphere. The ACSI seems to slightly disagree—it gave Verizon a 75, the average score for fiber internet. So not bad, but not as good as other fiber providers, like AT&T.
Other Verizon products
Recap: Best internet plans with no data caps
- AT&T: From 300 to 5,000Mbps, get freaky fast with AT&T. Just prepare to dig deeper in your wallet.
- Spectrum: Spectrum’s found almost everywhere, but it’s not the fastest option on our list.
- T-Mobile: T-Mobile takes the pick and choose out of picking and choosing with its singular plan, and it’s present in some rural areas, but it may be too slow for your needs.
- Frontier: Frontier’s prices are lower than its competitors. Unfortunately, it’s not available everywhere.
- Verizon Fios: Verizon Fios fiber plans offer symmetrical speeds and get real fast, but they’re only available in select locations.
Comparing internet service is one of our favorite parts of our jobs because our internet reviews are mainly about numbers:
- Data caps
- ACSI score
We pored over these numbers and then added our personal knowledge to pick our top recommendations for unlimited internet. We think you’ll find them more than satisfactory.
Still have unanswered questions related to unlimited internet plans? We might answer them here.
There are quite a few phone plans with unlimited data! Some of our favorites are:
- Xfinity Mobile
- Mint Mobile
Learn more in Best Unlimited Cell Phone Plans.