GoPhone is a prepaid mobile service offered through AT&T Mobility. It combines all the merits of wireless service, from talk...
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GoPhone is a prepaid mobile service offered through AT&T Mobility. It combines all the merits of wireless service, from talk and text to international calls/texts and of course fast, 4G data. As a result, it does suffer from steep pricing, but that’s why it’s geared mainly for individuals and families who desire high-quality, coast-to-coast wireless service. It’s also compatible with LTE, which happens to be the fastest 4G.
- Excellent International Options
- Super-Fast Data Speeds
- Superior Support System
The AT&T GoPhone service comes with two primary blocks of service. The first one applies only to smartphones, while the second one, which is cheaper, is reserved for those individuals with lower-grade flip phones and whatnot.
The following are the rates for smartphone users:
- $60 | Unlimited Calls / Texts / International, 2GB
- $50 | Unlimited Calls / Texts / International, WiFi
- $40 | 500 Minutes, Unlimited Texts / International, 200MB
- $25 | 250 Minutes, Unlimited Texts / International
As you can see, the second plan is geared only for those individuals who want unlimited calls and texts to domestic friends, as well as unlimited texts to international friends from one of 50 countries.
All three other plans offer added data at rates of $10/1GB, $5/100MB and $5/50MB, respectively.
While the included international texts are nice, AT&T GoPhone also offers international call services at a rate of $10/month for 1000 minutes and $5/month for 250 minutes. Keep in mind that these rates (as well as the free texting) apply to only 50 countries, including Mexico, the United Kingdom, Panama, Hong Kong and India.
The following are the rates for non-smartphone users:
- $50 | Unlimited Calls / Texts / International / Data
- $35 | 500 Minutes, Unlimited Texts / International / Data
- $25 | 250 Minutes, Unlimited Texts / International, $5/50MB
Because non-smartphone devices use so little data, most of the plans offer absolutely free data, except for the last one. It mandates that you pay for data at a rate of $5 per 50MB.
AT&T GoPhone also offers standard voice plans ranging from $39.99 to $69.99 per month, as well as broadband plans ($14.99 – $50.00 per month) and shared plans.
Usage Based Plans
The first plan is for non-smartphone users, and it offers unlimited calls, domestic texts and international texts for $2 per every day used. Meanwhile, data is priced at $0.01 per 5KB. The rates for those individuals who just want to pay as they go per just usage are listed below:
- $0.10 Per Minute
- $0.20 Per Domestic Text
- $0.25 Per International Text
- $0.01 Per 5KB
AT&T GoPhone offers a slew of features for all its plans, including but not limited to basic voicemail, call forwarding, call waiting, caller ID and three-way calling. You may also take advantage of refill cards available at gas stations and other retail outlets. These are available in amounts ranging from $10 to $100.
All GoPhone plans come with no annual contract, credit check, deposit or surprise bills.
AT&T offers thirteen prepaid phones on its site. Some of them are standard, while others contain smartphone features. Brands range from Nokia to Samsung, Alcatel and LG. Note also that most 4G-LTE-compatible devices are by default compatible with the AT&T GoPhone plans.
Help & Support
GoPhone operates through AT&T, so you get the full power of AT&T behind you when you seek out support. This means you can speak to a phone representative, chat with an online representative or send an email.
Overall, AT&T GoPhone is the best option for people who desire ultra-fast data speeds. While the prices are steep, the service is exemplary. Plus, the coverage is nationwide, meaning practically anybody in the country can sign up.