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AT&T GoPhone Increases Allotment in Data Packages

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Recently, AT&T's GoPhone announced that they have made some important changes to the data allotments they include with their Data Packages. According to the announcement made by the prepaid brand, the Data Packages that may be added to certain plans come with more data.

The new changes include the following:
  • $30 plan - $5 data add-on with 250 MB of data instead of 100 MB
  • $45 plan - $10 data add-on with 1GB of data instead of 500 MB
  • $60 plan - Originally, users were only able to add only 1GB of data add-on for $10. Now, it includes another option for 3GB of data for $20
  • $2 daily plan - Data package of 100 MB for $1 per day

Apart from data allotment, each of these plans come with unlimited talk and messaging in the US and messaging in Mexico, Canada and over 100 countries. Meanwhile, the $60 plan includes unlimited talk and text from the US to Mexico and Canada plus talk, text and data usage in Mexico and Canada.

There are some important restrictions to each plan:
  • $30 plan doesn't come with data. This is why a data add-on card is needed to be purchased for $5 so users may enjoy 250 MB of data.
  • Both the $45 and $60 plans come with unlimited data with first 3GB and 6GB at high speed, respectively. Once the high speed data allotment is consumed, the data speed is throttled to 128Kbps max. 
  • Rollover data is available on the $45 and $60 plans. Unused data can be rolled over for a month. 
  • The $45 and $60 plans are eligible for multi-line discounts.
Auto pay is available. This entitles customers to a discount of $5 per month once they enroll their plan in auto pay.


Source: PrepaidMobilePhoneReviews

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  1. The $2/day plan already had the $1 100MB data package available. What's changed?

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  2. So for $20 you can add 3Gb for extra data

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    1. You can if you are on the $60 plan.

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    2. And you can add on this packet automatically monthly for the $60 plan. Not bad at at all.

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  3. So...rather than giving us more data (like everybody else is right now), they're allowing us the option to PURCHASE more data. SMH! !!!!!

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  4. Cricket gives 1gb data for $30 with taxes... why we need to go for ATT GO?

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    1. So you can say you're superior to the losers on Cricket and feel better about yourself.

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    2. Cricket's speeds are throttled to 4/8. GoPhone's are not.

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    3. @AnonymousOctober 31, 2016 at 8:22 PM: I dont know about you.. but.. I have been using Cricket for 10months now and traveled many places (different states),. I never had any issues with service. Data speed of 8mb is more than sufficient for video streaming, voice, text etc. No issues so far. I have WIFI at home and work so i never crossed 700-800MB in any given month..

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    4. Sunrah: If you ask anyone to name anything that the Cricket speed of 8mb won't let you do, you will get crickets.

      They might have valid criticism of Cricket vs GoPhone if they talk of latency and supposedly Cricket being de-prioritized if there is congestion. But the 8mb speed remains a non-issue until someone can say what it prevents you from doing.

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    5. That statement is 100 percent correct, The data speeds are sufficient to do whatever it is that you need to do on a cellphone. I use 1 of my lines with the unlimited data plan in a hotspot and use it with my laptop without any issues...I have used every carrier and cricket works well...boost mobile and metroPCS nevered worked well for me...yes t-mobile speeds are faster but but voice is still second hand to verizon or at&t...so is sprint/boost...don't get me wrong if verizon themselves had a program cricket/metroPCS/Boost l would jump ship but til that day...Cricket fan to the fullest...Some customers just will not ever be happy.

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    6. HSPA+ ... Doesnt Cricket prohibit hotspot in unlimited? If so, how do you do it?.

      Has anyone ever gotten in troubke for unauthorized Cricket hotspot use?

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  5. "$2 daily plan - Data package of 100 MB for $1 per day"
    This is incorrect. Data packages are good for 30 data from purchase.

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    1. You are mistaken. The $1 100 MB add-on for the $2/day plan is only good for a day. It's been that way for years.

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    2. You might be right but the footnotes on the GoPhone site are pretty clear that data packages are good for 30 days. Why AT&T has done this I don't understand.

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    3. I see what you mean, footnote 7 on this page says the add-on lasts 30 days.

      I haven't seen any users reporting that the $1 100 MB add-on lasted more than a day. I think it's probably a typo. It looks like there's another typo in footnote 3 which says the $1 plan includes 250 MB of data rather than 100 MB.

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    4. @Dennis -- it looks like footnote 3 is used twice -- once for a data package on the $30 plan, and once for a data package on the $2 daily plan for smartphones.

      I'm guessing that, in the past, both plans used to offer $1 for 100 MB, but that the $30 plan data add-on has changed to $5 for 250 MB. It looks like the employee maintaining that webpage forgot to split footnote 3 into different footnotes to reflect the change.

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  6. Nice option AT$T! Good options!

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  7. I purchased my current phone,a Microsoft Lumia 640 which is an AT&T GoPhone a few months ago and I paid about $49 for 3 GB of high speed data for one month. The service was great and Mobile Hotspot capability. Even at throttled 2G speeds I could still stream some music. I pulled the SIM and replaced it with a Net 10 card,now I pay around $44 for same amount of data but Tracfone's lower network priority makes their 2G speed more like 1G. Useless. Even their high speed data is sluggish. Simple Mobile sells 4GB of LTE for $40+fee & tax but on T-Mobile network. Despite unreliable service Total Wireless is still a great deal but CDMA Verizon only. Relentless frustration.

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  8. These still are not very competitive but I can understand Verizon and AT&T not wanting to kill their cash cow with offering more data. I'm glad I'm on MetroPCS. Unlimited 4G LTE, video is not throttled, and I have yet to get deprioritized although they claim it happens at 26GB. I used 50 last month and had no issues.

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    1. Cash cow indeed but cows don't live forever. Metro PCS may be the best MVNO but I have to drive around 70 miles round trip to their nearest store and it would be the only source for refill cards if no autopay.

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    2. "Metro PCS may be the best MVNO"

      1) MetroPCS isn't an MVNO. It's a division, marketing arm of T-Mobile.
      2) It's objectively not the best (of whatever it is): there are several (divisions and MVNO's) on much better networks that work much better.

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  9. H2O Wireless(Att network) is giving all new customers an extra 1G of LTE data on EACH plan starting today. Att GoPhone should do the same, not this BS that they are offering.

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    1. H2O's extra 1 GB disappears after three months. That seems more bogus than AT&T making permanent increases to data add-ons.

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  10. I am getting tired of all these service plans and their complications. The Freedom Of Information Act should have a provision that allows ALL devices a reasonable amount of free internet access and no device should be locked to a provider. I think a flat rate of $20 monthly for unlimited Talk & Text and $10 for 5GB rollover Data would suit my needs.

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    1. "The Freedom Of Information Act should have a provision that allows ALL devices a reasonable amount of free internet access..."

      You sure are generous with other people's property. The FOIA has nothing to do with what you are speaking of.... it has to do with access to otherwise confidential government records:

      "The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government."

      Back on the subject of you wanting the government to force people to give away stuff, I am sure you would be OK with a law which would require you to give free use of the bathroom next to your bedroom in Mom's basement for anyone who wishes?

      Nah.... thought not. Total ignorance of government policy along with the millennial's heartfelt generosity with the property of everyone else is typical.

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    2. Anonymous Nov. 2 7:07 AM
      Yes,and the internet is used a great deal to gain access to declassified government documents but that access often has to be PAID for, I almost always have to pay for any access and printout of any Federal,State or Local government documents. I can watch my TV,use an FM/AM or CB radio for free anywhere anytime but not an internet connected device. Ignorance of Government Policy? Cell data providers are selling ALL information collected on every cell phone to Government & Law Enforcement agencies for big money. Internet Protocol I assume. I don't live with my Mother she lives in a Nursing home and I have no basement. I was born in 1968 and have survived many judgmental stereotyping fools.

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    3. And I'm the King of France too.

      Yeah, as if you access government documents with CB Radio. Your entitlement and demand for free stuff is rather millennial. All gimme and greed.

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  11. Is Gophone still the only ATT prepaid network that allow tethering? (Don't want cricket and their super speedy internet) BTW can we call those networks as 'MVNO' I mean GoPhone and Cricket, since they are owned by ATT?

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  12. "The Freedom Of Information Act should have a provision that allows ALL devices a reasonable amount of free internet access"

    The FOIA is about getting information for free.

    Just like the Central Intelligence Agency mainly administers IQ tests. And how the FBI is just a piece of furniture with drawers, NATO only governs matters on the ocean, and a 401K is a new cereal from Kellogg's.

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  13. Wow. I see how foolish it was to post an honest comment here. I do have better things to do. Greedy? I don't make as much money as a Data provider. I am surrounded by people who need help and I do everything I can to the point of exhaustion. It is easy to comment when one hides behind anonymity. Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4, or is it 5 now?

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    1. You weren't honest at all. It is very millennial of you to want cell carrier companies to give you their product for free.

      What next, free cable TV?

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  14. Keep in mind that one year ago, GoPhone's $45. monthly plan included 1.5GB of data. They raised it to 2GB last January, and to 3GB over the summer. So yes, they have doubled the data for the same price over the past year..

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