AT&T launching a new $65 prepaid plan with 1GB of data October 7 , undercuts Verizon with $15

AT&T launching a new $65 prepaid plan with 1GB of data October 7 , undercuts Verizon with $15
When you buy that shiny new Android or iOS smartphone from AT&T, you are coughing up $200 for it, but also at least $90 monthly for unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data, which adds up to $2360 over the life of the two-year contract, minus the remaining value in the phone if you sell it afterwards.

Now AT&T is introducing a $65 monthly prepaid plan for its GoPhones, which offers unlimited talk and free texts to over 100 countries, including Canada and Mexico, plus 1GB of data. Not shabby if you are not the YouTube-watching-in-the-subway type. That deal will cost you $1560 over the two years of a typical contract, but you can pop the SIM card into whatever device you want, and most importantly, not be shackled by a contract. 

AT&T's new prepaid plan undercuts the same offering Verizon has by $15, but the rest of the GoPhone plans stay as well - there's the unlimited talk and text for $50, and the unlimited text plus 250 minutes voice for $25, to which you can add a 1GB data package for $25. The $65 prepaid option goes into effect October 7. Any takers?

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21 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.com/new-att-prepaid-plan-119286/

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It's $5/month more and they throttle your data after 500 MB.http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

what does that mean they throttle your data? if you dont mind me asking

16. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It means they slow down your data speeds.

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wow......should of known that but thanks.........also, does straight talk throttle your speeds after using so much MB?

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Apr 02, 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: Aug 29, 2012

Sounds good to me, im sick of Contracts. Only thing is, will my Micro sim work for prepaid?

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Depends on the carrier. Many prepaid carriers do not support high-end smartphones, which, now, typically has MicroSIMs

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

8. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

India? Kidding right? speeds of 3G and LTE?

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: Apr 02, 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

thanx Jen

11. CheerfulCharlie

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

That price with truly unlimited, unteathered data and voice and you will be getting somewhere.

21. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Actually I've been to Mexico and some European countries on my vacation but not any Asian. Thats great though.

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