AT&T launching a new $65 prepaid plan with 1GB of data October 7 , undercuts Verizon with $15
October 1, 2012
DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 - Beginning Oct. 7, AT&T* GoPhone® smartphone customers will have a new rate plan option. The new Monthly Unlimited Plan with Data offers unlimited talk and text, with 1 GB of data for $65 per month. Unlimited text messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 other countries is also included.
This new plan is specially designed for smartphone users, and saves them $10 per month compared to previously available options.
The $50 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text and the $25 monthly plan with 250 minutes and unlimited nationwide text with optional data packages will continue to be available to smartphone customers.
Launching in conjunction with this new smartphone rate plan is AT&T GoPhone's newest Android device, AT&T Fusion™ 2, which lets customers enjoy the convenience of a smartphone with email, apps and web access for only $99.
"As more of our prepaid customers choose smartphones, we wanted to offer them a rate plan that meets their needs while still being an excellent value," said Judy Cavalieri, vice president – Voice and Prepaid Products, AT&T. "We're excited to offer this new option to our growing base of smartphone customers to give them a better smartphone experience while keeping their budget in check."
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 220,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers, including Fusion 2 customers, get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
More information on AT&T GoPhone prepaid rate plans can be found at http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/prepaidplans.html.
1. mas11 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Nope, If you go prepaid just buy a Galaxy Nexus for $350 and use Straight Talk for $45/month unlimited everything.http://www.androidauthority.co
4. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Tmobile is better than straight talk. The internet is faster, you still get customer service, and you get the entire network instead of 70% of it like straight talk.
12. mas11 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
It's $5/month more and they throttle your data after 500 MB.http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/
13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
what does that mean they throttle your data? if you dont mind me asking
18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
wow......should of known that but thanks.........also, does straight talk throttle your speeds after using so much MB?
20. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
exactly what were you looking at?
The plans are 30,50,60,70. All unlimited data, just different throttles.
If you get on a contract plan they brought back true unlimited.
14. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
I had straight talk and it offers service tru at&t obviously and t-mobile also and had better coverage with the at&t straight talk sim than the t-mobile sim.. I dumped them both and now have a different company.
2. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Sounds good to me, im sick of Contracts. Only thing is, will my Micro sim work for prepaid?
6. -box- (Posts: 3534; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Depends on the carrier. Many prepaid carriers do not support high-end smartphones, which, now, typically has MicroSIMs
19. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
It will on Tmobile. They dont care what phone u use as long as its GSM. If its not Tmobile or pentaband 3G, you wont have 3g/4g though.
3. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yaay.. woo hoo.. for $60 on Tmobile you get unlimited talk and text with unlimited web (2 gig before throttle cap). $70 for the same but with 5 gigs of web
Or you can opt for the tech users favorite. $30 for 100 mins, unl text, and 5 gigs web before throttle.
All up to 42mb/s depending on your device. And prepaids on Tmobile can have phone insurance.
5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
here in India I pay about $19 for 6GB of 3g data + 200 mins of calling + 200 text + unlimited CUG
7. -box- (Posts: 3534; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Yeah, but how much do you pay for phones? It all balances out
9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
you have to buy your phone means no subsidies but that makes everything else cheaper. i have a corporate plan so apart from 6GB data i also get unlimited CUG (closed user group), means i get unlimited minutes for calling people in my company.
10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
no kiddin. we have 3G but no LTE. govt. just held an auction few months back for lte spectrum but i dont think 4g/LTE gonna be here anytime soon. probably by end of 2013 may be.
15. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
@ bfrenz I guess u havent gone overseas ? . They have 3G and its fast. Even mexico they dnt have LTE but there 3G is faster than most 3G networks in the US its like t-mobile running at 42mbps hspa+ in mexico so no need for LTE sure they announced LTE for this year. So yea other places like india mexico etc have 3G or 4G not only the US ..
17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
11. CheerfulCharlie (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
That price with truly unlimited, unteathered data and voice and you will be getting somewhere.
21. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Actually I've been to Mexico and some European countries on my vacation but not any Asian. Thats great though.