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AT&T Adds New $35 1 GB GoPhone Plan

AT&T Wireless has quietly updated its Prepaid Plans page. Everything is the same except that there's a new $35/month plan with unlimited voice, messaging and data, with the first 1 GB of data at high speeds and the rest throttled to 128 kbps. The plan also includes unlimited international text messaging.

Here's the new GoPhone plan line up.

  • 25¢ per minute - 25¢/min, 20¢/SMS, 25¢/MMS, no data on smartphones, feature phone data 1¢ per 5 KB ($2/MB).
  • $2/day - unlimited voice and messaging, $2 fee only charged on days where a call in made or received or a message is sent. 100 Mb of data, good for 24 hours ,can be added for $1/day.
  • $30/month ($25 with AutoPay) - unlimited voice and messaging, no data. 250 MB of data can be added for $5
  • $35/month ($30 with AutoPay) - unlimited voice, messaging and data. First 1 GB of data pr month at high speeds, rest at 128 kbps (New)
  • $45/month ($40 with AutoPay) - unlimited voice, messaging and data. First 6 GB of data pr month at high speeds, rest at 128 kbps.
  • $65/month ($60 with AutoPay) - unlimited voice, messaging and 3 mbps data (video at 1.5 mbs), data subject to de-prioritization after 22 GB.

Multi-line discounts are available on plans priced at $30 and higher. The second line gets $5 off.
The third line gets $10 off for a total discount of $15 for 3 lines. The fourth line gets $15 off for a total discount of $30 for 4 lines. The fifth line gets $20 off for a total discount of $50 for 5 lines.

All plans except the 25¢/minute plan include unlimited international texting. The $45 and $65 plans also include unlimited calls to Mexico and Canada as well as unlimited roaming in Mexico and Canada. Hotspot is allowed on all monthly plans except the $65 unlimited data plan.

I can't say that I'm very excited about the new $35 plan. There are better deals available from Pure Talk USA, H2O, MetroPCS , Boom Mobile and others. See our The Best US Prepaid Phone Plans For Data Users post for details of those plans. For more about GoPhone see our Prepaid Operator Profile: AT&T GoPhone.

Source: AT&T

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  1. Why not just add 1G to the $30 plan, Sheeesh

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    1. "Why not just add 1G to the $30 plan, Sheeesh"

      Unless you wear magenta and swear at people, have a sham of a last name that rhymes with "Wham-O!", or have a surname that immortalizes your relationship to your father, you probably have no idea what you are doing when it comes to questioning the motivations of giant carriers.

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  2. And what happen to there signal??? What happen to more bars in more places????

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    1. "What happen to more bars in more places????"

      I think that was a reference to Southeastern Florida during the time of Spring Break, and has nothing to do with cell signals.

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  3. Details for $35 Monthly ($30 with AutoPay) Plan

    Rate plan charge will be automatically deducted every 30 days from your account balance. Nationwide long distance is included for all 50 states and Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands. Directory Assistance is $1.99/call. Basic features included are: Caller Number ID, Basic/Visual Voice Mail, Three Way Calling, Call Waiting and Call Forwarding.

    Data

    Data for Smartphone: Includes 1 GB of high-speed data. Data usage exceeding the 1 GB high-speed allowance will result in reduced data speeds of up to 128 Kbps for the rest of your 30-day term. Actual speeds vary by device capability and location. See att.com/broadbandinfo for details. High - speed data packages are available for an additional charge. If you have a capable smartphone, you can use it as a Wi-Fi hotspot to share your data with other devices.

    Data for Basic Phone: Includes 1 GB of data at speeds up to 3G. Data usage exceeding the 1 GB of data at 3G will result in reduced data speeds of up to 128 Kbps for the rest of your 30-day term. Actual speeds vary by device capability and location. See att.com/broadbandinfo for details. Data packages with speeds of up to 3G are available for an additional charge.

    Video Streaming: Stream Saver is included on this plan. Stream Saver allows you to save data by streaming most higher definition video at Standard Definition quality (about 480p) on compatible devices (unless the video provider has opted out). AT&T will turn it on for you. You may then turn it off or back on at any time at att.com/mygophone. If you change to this rate plan, Stream Saver will be turned on even if it was previously turned off. Stream Saver will not recognize all video content. Ability to stream and video resolution may vary and be affected by other factors. Restrictions apply. See att.com/streamsaver for details.

    Rollover Data for GoPhone: Unused high-speed data from your monthly plan allowance rounds up to the nearest megabyte (MB) and carries over for one 30-day renewal when your plan renews on time. Unused Rollover Data automatically expires after one renewal period, or with any plan change (such as changing data amounts, cancellation, or balance expiration). Rollover Data is used after any data package and after your monthly high-speed plan allowance.

    International

    Make international long distance calls from the U.S. to other countries or call and text while traveling in Mexico and Canada - click here for rates and details.

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  4. throttled to 128K, i dont think so, i ran thru 6 gig and i was throttled to 20kbps to 100 kbps but mostly it cant even play pandora, useless

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    1. Typical AT&T. I've been throttled to 16 kbps before.

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  5. I agree with you, Dennis. 3, at least 2GB would have been more exciting.

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  6. good news for cricket users who are on the $30 plan. However, what is the point for?

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  7. If they were to add roaming to their plan I would switch back in a heartbeat.I have multiple areas that I am in regularly that postpaid folks have service because of roaming agreements. I was very sad to go back to Big Red because of that.

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    1. GoPhone has some roaming, primarily in Wyoming and Nebraska.

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  8. MetroPCS and other TMobile MVNOs are hardly competition, with their awful coverage for the same price. H20 is a different story, but with GoPhone you get some decent, cheap and subsidized phones which H20 (and Boom) doesn't offer, so the pricing is better than it looks. Still only on-par with Cricket though. It's a shame carriers all want to charge $30/mo for entry-level service. If you use enough that paygo isn't practical, there aren't many good choices...

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    1. It's true. I use postpaid T-Mobile, and at least half the time I am roaming onto AT&T.

      If I had the T-Mobile prepaid options... with "no coverage at all" replacing the vast areas of roaming onto AT&T, it would be truly awful.

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    2. TMO prepaid roams on ATT too.

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    3. "TMO prepaid roams on ATT too."

      Actually, depending on who you go with, the roaming from the T-Mobile network onto AT&T data ranges from "none" to "so little as to hardly count at all".

      I have T-Mobile postpaid with unlimited (no data amount cap) roaming onto AT&T...something you simply do not get with the prepaid stuff. And even it is limited by speed: I typically have a miserable 0.2 mbps, which is quite miserable, and there's no way you can say this is anything like the experience of native AT&T coverage.

      For comparison, the despised Cricket data speed throttle of 8 mbps is 40 times faster than the speed of the AT&T data I get from T-Mobile roaming onto the network.

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    4. This is interesting. Can you elucidate the TMO roaming pecking order? All I know is that my ATT postpaid device works almost everywhere I need it. My TMO prepaid via TMO device has some holes in coverage until it is far enough out of range of the TMO network and switches to ATT. My Sprint prepaid via Tello device fills a few of the TMO holes but does not roam and is worthless in the areas that the TMO device has switched to ATT.

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    5. T-Mobile postpaid has unlimited voice and text roaming and 200 MB of data roaming.

      T-Mobile prepaid roams in most of, but not all, the places that T-Mobile postpaid does. All prepaid plans get voice and text roaming. Only prepaid plans priced at $45 and higher get data roaming. The $45 plan includes 50 MB, the $55 plan includes 100 MB and $75 plan includes 200 MB of roaming.

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    6. I am the commenter above. I have unlimited-quantity roaming onto AT&T. I guess it is another (drum roll...) T-Mobile "Secret Plan".

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    7. Unlimited data roaming? Which T-Mobile plan are you on?

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    8. T-Mobile One, @Work.

      I had to drive to a TMO store with my business card to sign up for it.

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    9. According to T-Mobile's page advertising ONE@Work; Unlimited Business Plan with T Mobile ONE | One Price for Everything.
      "U.S. roaming and on-network data allotments differ: includes 200MB roaming."

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    10. I thought I answered, but I didn't, I guess T-Mobile @Work gave me unlimited quantity AT&T roaming. I had to drive to a distant TMO store to get this set up, but it was well worth it.

      Some on the T-Mobile 1-800... service line deny that this benefit exists.

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    11. Also, apologies that T-Mobile @Work is post-paid, and I try not to talk much about postpaid here!

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    12. "U.S. roaming and on-network data allotments differ: includes 200MB roaming."

      Yeah, the TMO store guy who gave it to me differed from anything online, on the site.

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    13. "T-Mobile postpaid has unlimited voice and text roaming and 200 MB of data roaming."

      That's UP TO 200, Dennis. Some grandfathered plans don't even get that much.

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  9. Terrible proposition; no Mexico and Canada on that plan. Might be worth it to someone for the free hotspot but that is about it.

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  10. This renders that $25 option pretty useless. Really should have had this option about 2 years ago instead of the "unlimited talk and text, add data" thing but maybe they were holding on to something to differentiate themselves from Cricket. I got a brother in law that would switch from H2o if they would have put the gig on the $25 plan. Like the post above mentioned, nobody (with coverage in Wisconsin) is going below the $30 mark. He doesn't need h2o's 3gbs and just wants the cheapest plan with coverage, reliability, and a little data... Tethering would be really appreciated too. BTW, I thought gophone included roaming? Maybe just voice....?

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  11. So it's the same price (with AutoPay) as Cricket.

    Why is AT&T competing with itself, again?

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    1. It's actually $3 more after taxes.

      For the same price ($33), you get 10GB/mo from Mintsim.

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    2. ...which they should really charge $16.50 for... half as much... due to Mintsim's significantly worse coverage.

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    3. Here's hoping the Cricket plan currently at this price point gets cheaper :D

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  12. Might be impressive had Straight Talk not just introduced a no that $35 plan with 2GB, unlimited and reduced to 2G after 2GB. If AT&T expects to pull customers from the competition they should at least MATCH them.

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    1. Straight Talk has lower data priority on AT&T towers than GoPhone. Plus, you know, Straight Talk customer service.

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  13. Never been deprioritized on Cricket, so the Cricket option is a no-brainer.

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    1. At 8 Mbps max, I hope not.

      Though they do reserve the option to do so, after 22GB.

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  14. Eeee WestchesterJune 11, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    This is underwhelming due to ATT's Cricket offering also 1GB of 8Mbps LTE or 2GB of LTE for $35 w autopay. Ho him.

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  15. Eeee WestchesterJune 11, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Oh...and Cricket has freebie phones or money off on higher end phones for new accounts or bringing your number to Cricket. Double HoHum...

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  16. I am glad of this new plan especially since the plan is going to have roll over data. And i have internet at my house it will do for me just fine.switching over from cricket wireless where they offer bridge pay which isnt a good program at all .u still godda pay partial payment at least with at&t depends on whom u talk to will help u out with a monthly payment.im excited gonna switch at the end of month i have my lg x power unlock already plus i have an extra phone just incase this one acts up

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  17. Here's what I don't get....why not add unlimited data to the guys paying for the top plan?? I have to question why I stay, when I can get more for less elsewhere.

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    1. You mean unlimited high speed data? AT&T is very unlimited-averse; even Verizon brought back unlimited before they did.

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  18. Hi Dennis. Is at&t's gophone service undergoing changes? I saw these prepaid cards listed as new on target's website.

    https://www.target.com/p/at-t-mobility-web-45-prepaid-card-email-delivery/-/A-52580761

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    1. It looks like AT&T is rebranding GoPhone as AT&T Prepaid. Plans are the same as far as I can see. Just a pointless marketing change.

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