By Joe Paonessa Nov 7, 2016
Starting on Friday, November 11th, AT&T will add more data to its GoPhone plans at no extra charge. Current customers who renew their plans will get the extra data automatically.
If you are on AT&T's $40 (with autopay) GoPhone plan you'll now get 4 GB of high speed data each month instead of 3 GB. The $55 GoPhone plan (with autopay) will now include 8 GB of high speed data instead of 6 GB. Both plans will continue to include unlimited talk, text and rollover data 1)The rollover data only lasts for one billing cycle and it can only be used after your plans monthly allotment of high speed data gets used up. as well as unlimited text messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 other countries. The $55 plan also includes unlimited talk, text and data usage while in Mexico and Canada. Group discounts for each plan are available.
These are certainly welcomed changes if you are a fan of GoPhone and AT&T's network. The $40 plan is competitively priced and may cause a few Cricket Wireless and H2O Wireless customers to jump ship. Cricket's $35 plan includes unlimited talk, text and data with 2.5 GB at 8 Mbps or what Cricket refers to as high speed. H2O Wireless's $36 plan includes 3 GB of data with unlimited talk, text, and international talk and text, although for a limited time the company is bumping the data up on that plan to 4 GB. Given that the average wireless subscriber now consumes about 4 GB of high speed data each month, 2)according to Ericsson, https://www.ericsson.com/res/docs/2016/ericsson-mobility-report-2016.pdf AT&T's $40 GoPhone plan may provide the best value to those that need wireless service on AT&T's network.
In addition to the plan changes, AT&T is also running a few promotions.
Starting on Friday, and lasting until 12/31/2016, those who activate a new line of service costing $30 or more, can get a free ZTE Maven 2. Additionally the LG Phoenix 2 will be made available during that time frame for $49.99 instead of the regular price of $69.99.
What do you think of the changes AT&T is making to it's GoPhone plans? Will you become a new subscriber?
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|1.||↑||The rollover data only lasts for one billing cycle and it can only be used after your plans monthly allotment of high speed data gets used up.|
|2.||↑||according to Ericsson, https://www.ericsson.com/res/docs/2016/ericsson-mobility-report-2016.pdf|