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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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6/8/2013 11:05:38 AM
Straight talk is no longer selling AT&T SIM cards (though apparently existing AT&T SIM cards through Straight Talk continue to work).
Also, they did offer the pseudo 4G speeds of AT&T's HSDPA+ network. I would get around 5 MBit with speed tests when using my International Galaxy S2. There was some tweaking that you had to do, but you did get at least 1+MBit (which is fast enough for almost everything I did with that phone).
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