GoPhone plans changes now live, two feature phone plans eliminated
AT&T’s prepaid brand GoPhone has updated its website with previously announced changes regarding data increase on its $40 and $60 smartphone plans as well as including new $45 feature phone plan to its prepaid offerings. However, AT&T has also eliminated two of GoPhone’s feature phone plans, the $35 and $50 plan.
The $60 smartphone plan now includes 2.5 GB of data (was 2 GB), unlimited talk, unlimited messaging (text, picture, and video) and unlimited international texting from the U.S. to Mexico, Canada and 100 other countries. In addition, this plan now support s mobile hotspot feature. Customers can add additional 1GB of data for $10.
The $40 smartphone plan now includes 500MB of data (was 250MB), 500 voice minutes (overage 10¢ per minute), unlimited messaging (text, picture, and video) and unlimited international texting from the U.S. to Mexico, Canada and 100 other countries. Customers can add additional 100 MB of data for $5.
GoPhone customers will also have a new $45 smartphone plan to choose from starting April 25 but not on AT&T’s website. GoPhone $45 smartphone plan is Walmart stores exclusive. It includes unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data per month.
Regarding GoPhone feature phone plans, a new $45 plan is added to the AT&T’s website while $35 and $50 plans are gone. The $45 feature phone plan comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited international texting to Mexico, Canada and over 100 select countries and unlimited data with first 2GB at up to 3G speeds. After 3G data allotment is used up, data speeds are throttled to up to 128Kbps.
The previously available $35 and $50 feature phone plans are no longer available. Customers who are on these two plans can keep them as long as they don’t change the plan.
Verizon prepaid used to have Walmart exclusive $50 plan with 1 GB of data until recently when ALLSET plan and Bridge data packages have replaced it and all other prepaid plans. Now Verizon’s smartphone plan starts at $45 for unlimited talk, text and 500 MB of data. The cost of the plan matches the cost of GoPhone’s Walmart plan but data allotment is half less. To match data on AT&T’s Walmart plan, Verizon customers need to add a $5 BRIDGE DATA package with 500MB of data but then, the cost of the monthly plan is $5 more comparing to AT&T’s $45 Walmart plan. So, in this case, AT&T GoPhone wins.