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AT&T Prepaid is now offering double data on its $300 plus taxes and fees ($25/mo average cost) annual plan. Customers on the plan will now get 16GB of high-speed data instead of 8GB before throttling to 2G data speeds. This limited-time offer was released just a few days ago.
AT&T Prepaid Double Data Offer Details
The double data offer appears to be for new activations only not for current customers wishing to renew their plan. The annual plan offer is for 360 days of service, not a full year. It is not eligible for autopay or multi-line discounts.
The annual plan provides unlimited talk, text, and data with the first 16GB each month available at up to 4G LTE data speeds. It does not include 5G network access.
AT&T's website does provide some other conflicting and confusing details about the plan. The plan's fine print states that unlimited talk and text within Mexico and Canada and unlimited text from the USA to over 100 countries are included. However, the plan's rate card says that it's pay-per-use talk and text to Mexico and Canada and unlimited texting to over 230 countries. I'm not sure which is correct.
The plan does allow subscribers to use all of their monthly high-speed data for mobile hotspot. Rollover data is included and HD video streaming is supported. Customers can also enable Stream Saver to make their data last longer by reducing the resolution of streaming videos to SD or about 480p.
No end date for the offer has been specified.
The timing of this offer seems rather peculiar. At the end of May, BestMVNO reported that Cricket Wireless started offering an annual discount plan also priced at $300 or an average cost of $25/month. Cricket's plan only includes 10GB of high-speed data before throttling, and it's limited to BYOD customers only. Still, the two AT&T prepaid brands may further cannibalize each other, and AT&T Prepaid's offer certainly takes the shine away from Cricket's newly launched discounted plan.
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