AT&T has announced a major change in their GoPhone prepaid service. Consumers who avail of this plan will now be able to access HSPA+ and 4G LTE data on the network. This is welcome news for iPhone owners who signed up for the service but were unable to access cellular data. Consumers who have 4G devices will also be able to use the data connection now.
Signing up for the GoPhone service is easy as you only need an off contract iPhone or any other 4G device. You can also purchase a smartphone of your choice over at AT&T and pay the full retail price. The best part about this service is that you don’t get tied down to an annual contract as you are now offered a pay as you go plan.
There are five plans available in this service that offers subscribers the flexibility to choose whatever they want to avail of on a month to month basis. The new HSPA+ and 4G LTE speed will only be available at the $65, $50 or $25 per month plans.
- $65 Smartphone Monthly Plan with Data : Unlimited calls, texts, 1 GB data
- $50 Monthly Plan with Data : Unlimited calls, texts, data
- $25 Monthly Plan with Data : 250 minutes, unlimited texts, 1¢ per 5 KB or buy data package
- $2 Daily Unlimited Plan : Unlimited calls, texts, 1¢ per 5 KB data
- 10¢/Minute Plan: 10¢ /minute calls, 20¢ /message nationwide, 25¢ /message sent other countries, 1¢ per 5 KB data
AT&T announced that customers who have chosen the $50 and $25 monthly plans will need to subscribe to a data package to access network data. Those who are using this service with a 4G device will automatically have access to cellular data by June 21 however it can be manually activated by a support representative before the said date upon the customer’s request.
AT&T further announced that they will also be adding Visual Voicemail support to their GoPhone service. This new feature will be available this May 24 for those with a compatible handset. Visual Voicemail is a feature that allows users to view a list of the messages in their voicemail box and select which ones they wish to play or delete.