AT&T has made changes to two its high-end GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans. The carrier's $60 and $45 prepaid smartphone plans now include unlimited calls and text messaging, plus 2.5 gigabytes and 1 gigabytes of data, respectively.
Previously, subscribers would have to pay $10 for 1 gigabyte or 500 megabytes of extra data. But now with the latest changes in the GoPhone prepaid plans, once subscribers use up all of their high-speed allotment, they will still continue to get data -- it is just going to be throttled at speeds of up to 128 kbps (unlike before wherein the data gets completely cut off).
AT&T's prepaid plan will keep on listing those $10 for 1 gigabyte/500 megabyte options, which means subscribers can still pay extra to add more high-speed data to their plans.
We know, we know -- 128 kbps is certainly not much. Still, it is a better deal compared to having your data discontinued entirely if you do not want to or can not pay extra for additional data usage.
So if you are currently under any one of AT&T's high-end prepaid smartphone plans, you no longer have to worry about your data getting cut off as your megabyte allotment is about to be used up, even if you still have a number of days left on your bill.
Say, for example, you are currently under a 1 gigabyte data plan and you have already reached 1 gigabyte but still have 8 days left on the bill. Before, you wouldn't be able to get any additional data, and even if you did, you would be charged with the overage.
Well, that changes now with AT&T's latest tweaks on its GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans. Instead of getting cut off, you simply get throttled data, down to speeds of up to 128 kbps.
Let's face it -- 128 kbps is definitely slow by today's standards. But it is still unlimited, which means you can still download to your heart's content, just not as fast as you would prefer.
In related news, AT&T has also announced a new monthly plan for those in the United States, Canada,and Mexico. In this plan, users in those regions can enjoy unlimited calls, text messaging, and data with 1 gigabyte of high-speed data when in the US, for $55 per month.
If you take your device and plan across the border to either Canada or Mexico, you can make calls at $0.01 per minute, send unlimited text, picture and video messages, and even purchase a $25 1 gigabyte data plan.
If you are within the US, you get to enjoy unlimited text messaging to Canada, Mexico, and to more than 100 other countries.
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