AT&T to end some GoPhone data packages and add new ones June 20
AT&T has recently started offering support for any HSPA+ and LTE capable device, including iPhone 5, on its prepaid division GoPhone. Customers with such devices will be automatically updated on June 21 while those impatient can contact customer support and do it manually. However, just before that, on June 20, AT&T will bring changes to prepaid GoPhone data offerings by ending some of the currently available data add-ons and offering “a variety of plans” in the coming weeks, AT&T representative confirmed to CNET.
“We’re making some changes to our AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans to simplify our offers and better align with what customers are choosing and telling us they want. We’ve begun letting customers know about the changes in advance, and we’ll have more information on new, additional plan options soon.” – said AT&T representative to CNET.
According to text messages that users are receiving from the carrier, we know that a $15 and $25 data add-ons will be discontinued after June 20, a $5/50MB add-on will remain available for $25 plan only and none of these data options will be available for the $50 plan.
Text message that AT&T GoPhone $25 Plan customers are receiving is “As of 6/20, the $5/50MB data package will continue to be offered on your rate plan. All other data packages will be discontinued. Auto-renewal of those data packages will be canceled.”
The GoPhone $50 Plan users are getting the next message:
“AT&T Free Msg: Starting 6/20, data packages will no longer be available for Smartphones on the $50 plan. You can continue to use Wi-Fi data, or choose a new Smartphone plan that includes data. We’ll send you a message when the new plans are available.”
Also, one of the new GoPhone data options will be adding 1GB of data for $10 to a $65 plan with limit of adding 3 of these packages (3GB of additional data) per month.
Source: CNET, Prepaid Phone News