More data, plus tethering comes to AT&T’s prepaid plans
0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2014, 22:02 posted on
AT&T GoPhone prepaid service gets a little more data and features beginning April 25th. AT&T’s prepaid...
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1. sprockkets (Posts: 1236; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Meanwhile, in France, users can get LTE speeds, 20GB of data a month and unlimited talk and sms to 100 countries, and free roaming, for $22.
Everyone here still sucks.
14. Korgoth22 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
But to obtain such a plan... I would have to live in France...
No thanks, but you can keep enjoying eating snails.
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3253; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
If ATT decided to offer their version of T-Mobile's $30/month 100 minutes unlimited text 5GB data plan, they would pick some more customers. The ATT network is better than T-Mobile's most places. I would sign up for this sort of plan. It's not a good deal compared to France, but it's a better deal than many others in the US.
4. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
My area is good with T Mo - but I am glad to see that T Mo is forcing AT&T to make their plans better...
10. Augustine (Posts: 732; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
I hear you. I fortunately do not travel often, but when I do, T-mobile drops to 2G just 40min drive in any direction. In some places it's not even a good 2G, but a poor one, like dial-up poor. It's so bad that only one data-intensive app can be run, either streaming or navigating, and even then with hiccups.
I look forward to T-mobile upgrading its 2G network to LTE as they promised. For every other major carrier already offers at least 3G along the routes I use most, according to Root Metrics.
6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
But one thing that you guys fail to mention about T-Mobile is that if you're willing to spend an extra $10 per month, you can get unlimited everything including 4G LTE data (and that also includes 5GB of WiFi tethering).
7. tokuzumi (Posts: 289; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
Looks like T-Mobile has changed up their prepaid plans. According to T-Mobile's prepaid website, there is a $60/mo option, with 3GB of 4G data. The $50/mo plan now offers 1GB of 4G data. Now the $70 option is for 5GB of data, and the unlimited is $80/mo.
8. npaladin2000 (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
That's still $15 more than my Net10 smartphone plan...but it does add international texting and hotspot capability.
Though to be honest, I use WiFi so much I could probably get away with the $40 plan.
9. eman99 (Posts: 233; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
Doesn't make sense they're taking over cricket and offering 5gigs for 60 a month
11. npaladin2000 (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Probably doesn't include tethering or international texting. Might not even include LTE once they get the networks merged.
12. Jommick (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
With aio it's similar to other mvno's, where it's a percentage of towers leased, throttled speeds, etc.
15. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Not so much. I get all of AT&T's towers, just not their roaming partners' towers, and trust me, I travel.
As for throttling, I'll gladly roll with 2.5 GB high-speed with soft-cap unlimited data.
Plus, I have a Lumia 820 that runs LTE on Aio/New Cricket just fine, so toss that theory out the window. On top of that, my "Internet Sharing" works flawlessly, as I run my tablet off of it frequently.
Aio/New Cricket is wireless' best kept secret right now, how long that lasts is anybody's guess. If Republic had a better backbone, I'd switch my other number to that and a Moto G, but Sprint's network is just awful most of where I travel.
16. diyi75 (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
I tried AIO for two months to compare it with my gophone. No comparison: data speeds are capped, ping times over 200ms. Even Net10 has better service. Maybe after fully integrating with Leap will things get better.