AT&T launches new prepaid smartphone plan for $65

AT&T has announced a new plan for those who aren’t keen on signing contracts but want to use smartphones. It’s an unlimited text and voice plan for $65 per month and it includes 1GB of data. AT&T will still offer their old plans of $50 for unlimited talk and text; and $25 for 250 minutes, unlimited text and the option to add a data plan at additional cost.

While AT&T’s calling this plan affordable it’s still rather expensive compared to offerings from some of the other big guys. It’s relatively affordable, really, so don’t go expecting huge value unless AT&T is your only option for some reason. Read on for full press details.

Beginning Oct. 7, AT&T* GoPhone® smartphone customers will have a new rate plan option.  The new Monthly Unlimited Plan with Data offers unlimited talk and text, with 1 GB of data for $65 per month.  Unlimited text messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 other countries is also included.

This new plan is specially designed for smartphone users, and saves them $10 per month compared to previously available options.

The $50 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text and the $25 monthly plan with 250 minutes and unlimited nationwide text with optional data packages will continue to be available to smartphone customers.

Launching in conjunction with this new smartphone rate plan is AT&T GoPhone’s newest Android device, AT&T Fusion™ 2, which lets customers enjoy the convenience of a smartphone with email, apps and web access for only $99.

“As more of our prepaid customers choose smartphones, we wanted to offer them a rate plan that meets their needs while still being an excellent value,” said Judy Cavalieri, vice president – Voice and Prepaid Products, AT&T.  “We’re excited to offer this new option to our growing base of smartphone customers to give them a better smartphone experience while keeping their budget in check.”

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 220,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements.  Most AT&T smartphone customers, including Fusion 2 customers, get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

More information on AT&T GoPhone prepaid rate plans can be found athttp://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/prepaidplans.html.

 

 

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

About AT&T
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  • CryptoNoel

    no AT&T, just no…

  • Jinwon Sung

    I guess they have separate list of dumb smart-phones for prepaid? Can we use GS3 or One X on their prepaid plan?

  • DarrenR

    It was $80 for that exact plan so $65 is much much better.

    • redrooster13

      $75 before tax

  • Montisaquadeis

    Boost Mobile offers their unlimited everything Android plan at $55 with shrinkage down to as low as $40 a month so if the big 2 can match that with 4G with unlimited everything it would be far better I think.

    • guitarist5122

      Most everyone on boost mobile complains of being stuck on edge though. Also, boost mobile & doesn’t exactly offer power house phones

      • chuckles87

        They complain about being on edge yet they are CDMA wimax everyone on boost has the same coverage as sprint

        • Ben Kapferer

          Sprint’s coverage is the problem.

      • a) youth.in.asia

        Im not sure of where you are guitarist, but I for one am seeing GREAT HSPA+ speeds on my CDMA Boost phone!

    • a) youth.in.asia

      Boost Mobile is just one of probably 50 other MVNOs that are piggy backing on sprints network. Sprint has a great network, well… Before you add all of the PAYG customers.

  • KeIIer

    65? Uh…. No

  • RichardReich

    If you have to chatter, I guess you’re screwed. For $30 off-contract from T-Mobile, I get 5GB, unlimited text (who cares) and 100 minutes of talktime (of which I use about 2% each month).

    • a) youth.in.asia

      Even if you needed additional minutes you could do VoIP

  • aiden9

    Unlimited voice&text with 1gb of data and likely a limited selection of phones for $65… or Straight Talk BYOD deal of Unlimited voice&text with and capped “unlimited data”(about 2gb per month) for $45 which uses AT&T for coverage. Seems like a no brainer.

    • a) youth.in.asia

      Rather then close your account and steal your number they now throttle you…which is a good thing. If rather be throttled if I was on that plan rather then being kicked off.

  • rustygh

    AT&T plans are exactly why I put my dads iPhone on straight talk unlimited $45 a month

  • leoingle

    *yawn*

  • Ben Kapferer

    Why doesn’t AT&T offer data plans for pay-as-you-go customers?