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 4:29:27 PM
Except carriers always make MVNOs 3G-only, and AT&T has the only 3G network worth a crap. Which is why I use the AT&T-based version of Straight Talk.
T-Mobile is sweet in a handful of cities and is basically garbage if you ever leave your house, Sprint is just stupid, and Verizon being 30% the speed of AT&T is a best-case scenario (it's often something like 10%).
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