AT&T makes changes to pre-paid GoPhone plans to add new pricing tier and data speed throttling

AT&T makes changes to pre-paid GoPhone plans to add new pricing tier and data speed throttling
AT&T did a little juggling with its pre-paid GoPhone service plans on Wednesday. The carrier added a new pricing tier, and replaced a data cap with unlimited data. Before Wednesday, AT&T had two pricing options with unlimited talk and text for GoPhone subscribers. The $40 a month plan comes with 500MB of data, while the $60 a month plan allows subscribers 2.5GB of the sweet stuff.  Subscribers exceeding their data cap would have their access to the internet cut off, unless an additional bucket of data was purchased.

On Wednesday, AT&T added a new $45 tier that offers unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. And the carrier also eliminated the data cap on all three plans. Instead of cutting off access to the internet for those who exceed their cap, and offering additional data for those subscribers to buy, AT&T will throttle their data speed to 128kbps. That speed will continue for the remainder of the customer's 30-day subscription period.

Would you rather pay more money for additional data after exceeding your cap, or would you prefer to have your data speed throttled instead?


source: AT&T via AndroidCentral

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