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AT&T introduces its new GoPhone data plans

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AT&T introduces its new GoPhone data plans
Chiming in on the special occasion that AT&T has finally brought aboard its version of the LG Optimus One to its prepaid lineup, the LG Thrive, we’re now seeing some new updates to its GoPhone data packages.

Seeing that the LG Thrive is a data consuming handset, AT&T suggests that its new $25 per month GoPhone data plan would go nicely with it since it provides 500MB of data per month. However, if you plan on consuming a considerably smaller amount, you’ll have the option to pick between their $5/month 10MB plan or $15/month 100MB offering. Granted that some might easily consider those amounts to be paltry, it should appease those customers who tend to rely on voice usage than anything else.

Additionally, the new plans will also provide customers access to AT&T’s vast network of Wi-Fi hotspots. Moreover, the new data packages are paired with either their $2/day unlimited talk & text plan or $0.10/minute voice plan. Finally, AT&T has surprisingly reduced its data overage fees from $0.01/Kb to $0.01/5Kb.

source: AT&T via Phonescoop

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posted on 12 Apr 2011, 14:04

1. Evan (unregistered)

How can americans put up with this? These plans are a rip of.

Im in Ireland. Paying 25 Euro per month for 200 mins/200 texts. Free Calls and Texts to my network and 1GB of data.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 15:32 3

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

From my understanding (and correct me if I'm wrong), the reason the US pays a bit more for our service is because the network in which we can talk on is much greater than folks in other countries. We pay for the "nationwide coverage" that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile maintain under their networks without being charged for roaming. If the US were the size of Texas, then there would be less network to worry about. But that's not the case.

But there is the option for regional carriers. Revol and Metro PCS among others have lower rates with a limited area in which to call. There are also prepaid options that are cheap as well...

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 16:50

7. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I vote for US companies are more greedy than european ones, that's because american consumers are more lax about companies increasing prices.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 16:35

6. hey (unregistered)

i'm on a pay as you go plan in Ireland. (go phone esque)
with a blackberry on the Vodafone network ~ the European leg of the Verizon network.

I pay 30 euro per month for
- unlimited texts
- 250mb internet
and BIS for my BlackBerry.


posted on 12 Apr 2011, 21:07

11. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

No Minutes???

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 17:24

15. hey (unregistered)


You use your credit balance to make calls.
ie~ one minute of call time costs 15c and is deducted from your balance for every minute you're on the call for.

There are plans that are available with free calls to everyone on the weekend or to everyone on your own network, but seeing as I text more than I call the aforementioned plan is what suits me best.

Great value to be had here in Ireland, it seems.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 14:19

2. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

This is for pre-paid customers.....I pay $60 for unlimite data 700 min and unlimited texts on Tmobile

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 15:07 2

3. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

AT&T isnt known for low prices. Look elsewhere for a deal.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 16:16 1

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 12 Apr 2011, 18:18 2

8. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

If you're on a contract then these prices don't apply to you anyway, genius.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 20:22

9. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Wow, AT&T. Verizon has had prepaid smartphone data plans since September. And it's the same as their postpaid plans, $29.99 for unlimited data. $25 for 500 MB? That's crazy....

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 20:23

10. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

Why the hell would you buy it with these plans!? For $25 a month you can get the Optimus V (exactly the same, but with stock!) on Virgin Mobile, with unlimited data + text and 300 minutes!!!!! That's the same as JUST the LIMITED data plan AT&T is offering!!! Plus it's only $149.99 for the phone on Virgin. I'm sure AT&T will charge more for it!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 21:18

13. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

the funny part is that At&t is already rich and successful, yet! they still rip off people....Shame on you!

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:18

16. ape (unregistered)

virgin mobile only uses sprint towers, no roaming. So unless your in town or on the highway, you have no service. I live in the mountains, VM not the best

posted on 26 May 2011, 17:43

17. surprised (unregistered)

i continue to be surprised about all previous comments.
I think this is a really good deal.

there are no fixed costs.
go on a month vacation somewhere and they charge $0.

and 300 minutes free / month is a joke.
thats 10 minutes a day. how much are the other 50mins you probably speak on the phone daily?

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