Cheap AT&T GoPhone Data Option Get the Axe
June 7, 2013 8:35 AM
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AT&T makes changes to GoPhone service
AT&T has announced some changes to its prepaid GoPhone service that definitely won't make existing customers happy. The no contract, no credit check prepaid service will continue to operate, but AT&T is eliminating several of the more affordable data plan options for GoPhone customers on June 20.
Currently, GoPhone has a $25 monthly plan that includes unlimited text messages, 250 voice minutes, and the option of adding 50 MB of data for an additional five dollars per month. AT&T is eliminating the 200 MB data plan ($15) and the 1 GB data plan ($25).
"We're making some changes to our AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans to simplify our offers and better align with what customers are choosing and telling us they want," the company said in a statement. "We've begun letting customers know about the changes in advance, and we'll have more information on new, additional plan options soon."
According to AT&T, new plans will be unveiled in the "coming weeks", but there is no indication if the new plans will carry prices as low as those currently offered.
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6/7/2013 9:19:30 AM
Because they're trying to force customers into the $65 unlimited/unlimited/1gb plan that once you factor in buying a phone for at full cost is just as profitable for them, and as expensive for the consumer, as a 2 year contract.
6/7/2013 9:21:22 AM
I'm sure what the customers actually said was more on the line of "these data caps on the cheap plans might've been reasonable when they launched a few years ago; but are completely useless now please make them higher"; and the PHBs decided to profiteer at the same time by just eliminating the plans their customers said were too small.
6/7/2013 9:33:58 AM
Your argument is invalid.
(Although, yeah, I'm not going to pay $65 for 1GB lol)
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