Confirming yesterday's rumor, AT&T has updated the GoPhone Plans page to indicate that the $60/month GoPhone smartphone plan now includes 2.5 GB of data instead 2 GB. The page also shows the $40 smartphone plan as now coming with 500 MB of data rather than the 200 MB it has included up to now.
Update 4/18/2014: 8 PM: AT&T has issued a press release confirming the data increases on the $60 and $40 plans and also that Hotspot capability will be officially supported on the $60 plan. AT&T also announced two new plans:
- Available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide, a new plan with 1GB of data for $45 a month and unlimited talk and messaging.
- A new $45 a month option for basic and messaging phone users. This plan includes unlimited data, unlimited talk and text, and unlimited texts. Unlimited data on this plan includes 2 GB at 3G speeds. 4G speeds are not available. After 2GB allowance is used, speeds are reduced to 128Kbps max. for remainder of 30 day period.
Contrary to earlier rumors, their are no price increased to existing plans and, as before, all GoPhone monthly and daily plans include unlimited text messaging, including unlimited international texts from the U.S. to Mexico, Canada and over 100 countries.
All the changes officially go into effect April 25, although many users are reporting that hotspoting has already started working for them on a variety of devices including iPhones, AT&T branded and unbranded Android phones and on an unbranded BlackBerry Z10.
GoPhone $60 Plan Likely Getting Hotspot, FaceTime Over Cellular and More Data
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