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AT&T GoPhone launches Wireless Home & Internet plans

Posted by wicked September - 25 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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The prepaid market has gotten quite competitive over the past couple of years with prices dropping and carriers adding new services to their prepaid offerings. AT&T’s popular GoPhone service is not immune to the competition and have added a couple of new plans to keep up with the ever-changing market, this time for your home phone and internet needs. With the purchase of a Wireless Home Phone & Internet device (they’re calling it the “Home Base”) and a home phone, GoPhone customers can enjoy unlimited nationwide calling and either 5GB or 10GB of data per month for $60 or $80 respectively.

Additionally, AT&T have launched a Wireless Home Phone plan for $20 a month that features unlimited calling and no data. For light internet users and people on the go, these plans are quite attractive. The Home Base retails for $199 while its voice-only cousin is discounted at $69 (normally $99). Hit the comments with your thoughts on AT&T’s new plans.

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AT&T Intros GoPhone for Your Wireless Home Phone and Internet

Posted by Tim-o-tato September - 24 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

If using a prepaid service for your home phone and home Internet connection sounds like a good idea, AT&T introduced new GoPhone plans this morning that should make complete sense to you. Much like their prepaid wireless phone service, AT&T is offering the same tiered pricing service for home phones and Internet, but there is an interesting twist for those who sign up.

Usually, when someone has a home phone, that is exactly what it is – the phone and its number is attached to their house, unusable if you go on vacation or anywhere else. With AT&T’s GoPhone home phone service, customers can take their home phone device, a router, anywhere they go.  

Users must purchase the device from AT&T for the home phone, currently priced at $69.99 thanks to a special promotion price, then must pay a monthly fee of either $60 for 5GB of Internet data or $80 for 10GB.

Once you determine how much data you want, users automatically receive unlimited nationwide calling.

Before signing up, we would recommend taking a peek at how much data you use through your current ISP. For me, and many other “tech enthusiasts,” you might be surprised how quickly you an gobble up 5GB.

Via: AT&T

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AT&T Brings GoPhone Plans to Compatible Tablets

Posted by Tim-o-tato June - 6 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

AT&T’s GoPhone plans are no-contract, 30-day, hassle-free plans that allow you to pay what you want, for exactly what you need. Starting this week, you can pick up a GoPhone plan for your tablet, as long as your tablet is compatible.

To set up a GoPhone plan is easy. Choose your plan, buy a SIM, then activate your account. The account is live for 30 days, then at the end of 30 days, you simply add more money to keep it alive. 

For now, there are three tiers to choose from for tablets – $15/month for 250MB of data, $30/month for 3GB, and $50 for 5GB. Of course, this is data only, so the GoPhone price is a bit cheaper than for a smartphone which uses messages and minutes on top of data.

I personally use a GoPhone plan for my phones, the $60 for 2.5GB of data. It’s a good deal, plus AT&T’s 4G LTE network is fast and reliable.

Own a tablet that is compatible? Check it out.

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AT&T to expand offering of tablets on GoPhone pre-paid plan

Posted by wicked June - 6 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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AT&T’s pre-paid plan, GoPhone, will expand its offering to a bunch of new tablets. So if you’ve got one of the below tablets (or are planning on purchasing one) then you can buy data time on the GoPhone service monthly. Hit the break for the full list of compatible tablets.

Once you have the tablet you’ll also have to buy a GoPhone SIM Kit card for $9.99. Then you can pre-pay for your tablet’s data plan on AT&T. The plans are as follows:

1. 250MB for $15/month – 100MB of additional data costs $10 each
2. 3GB for $30/month – 500MB of additional data costs $10 each
3. 5GB  for $50/month – 1GB of additional data costs $10 each

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AT&T alters GoPhone plans by providing more data and free tethering

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Good news for AT&T GoPhone plans customers as the company has now announced that starting from April 25, the new GoPhone plans will now provide more data and free WiFi tethering, all at no extra cost.

The changes to the plan includes an increased mobile data from 2 to 2.5 GB with free WiFi tethering and unlimited talk at $60 per month. In addition, GoPhone plan with 250 MB data is now increased to 500 MB and costs $40 per month along with free 500 minutes of talk. And lastly, a new plan with 1 GB of data and unlimited talk for $45 per month is now available at most Wal-Mart stores globally.

There’s also another new basic/messaging phone plan priced at $45 a month that comes with unlimited data, unlimited talk and text, and unlimited texts to Mexico, Canada and over 100 select countries.

Source: AT&T Newsroom

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AT&T adds more data, hotspot feature to GoPhone plans

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

AT&T has introduced more data for some GoPhone plans, following in the footsteps of rival T-Mobile. The updated data scheme doesn’t raise cost for consumers, either, as all plan pricing stays as-is. In addition to the new data plans, AT&T is rolling out a new basic phone plan at $45/month.

 

The update for their data plans brings an extra 500MB data to the $60/month option — up to 2.5GB from 2GB. That plan will also give users unlimited talk and the ability to use their phone as a hotspot. The $40/month plan is also being updated to provide double the monthly data previously offered — 500MB, up from 250MB. That plan gives users 500 minutes of talk monthly.

The other two smartphone plans for GoPhone have not been altered. The $25/month plan is basic, and requires a data add-on, while the $50/month plan is a bit different from the rest. You get unlimited everything, but all data must be done over WiFi. The $45/month basic phone plan provides 1GB data with unlimited talk, but is only available in Wal-Mart stores.

It may not be quite as good as T-Mobile’s prepaid plan lineup, but it’s better for those who happen to be with GoPhone currently. More data is always appreciated, and the ability to create a WiFi hotspot is definitely a plus.

New GoPhone $65 monthly plan from AT&T for smartphone users

Posted by wicked October - 1 - 2012 - Monday Comments Off

While many people prefer to obtain their mobile devices via a monthly service contract for a year or two at a time, there are buyers who are interested in obtaining service through prepaid offerings. AT&T has announced a new option in its GoPhone portfolio targeted at smartphone users.The $65 per month plan includes unlimited talk and text and adds in 1GB of allotted data per month. Along with the prepaid service plan, AT&T also released a new Android powered device, the AT&T Fusion 2, for only $99. Hit the break for the full press release.

AT&T LAUNCHES NEW, AFFORDABLE PREPAID SMARTPHONE RATE PLAN

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 – Beginning Oct. 7, AT&T* GoPhone® smartphone customers will have a new rate plan option. The new Monthly Unlimited Plan with Data offers unlimited talk and text, with 1 GB of data for $65 per month. Unlimited text messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 other countries is also included.

This new plan is specially designed for smartphone users, and saves them $10 per month compared to previously available options.
The $50 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text and the $25 monthly plan with 250 minutes and unlimited nationwide text with optional data packages will continue to be available to smartphone customers.

Launching in conjunction with this new smartphone rate plan is AT&T GoPhone’s newest Android device, AT&T Fusion™ 2, which lets customers enjoy the convenience of a smartphone with email, apps and web access for only $99.

“As more of our prepaid customers choose smartphones, we wanted to offer them a rate plan that meets their needs while still being an excellent value,” said Judy Cavalieri, vice president – Voice and Prepaid Products, AT&T. “We’re excited to offer this new option to our growing base of smartphone customers to give them a better smartphone experience while keeping their budget in check.”

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 220,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers, including Fusion 2 customers, get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

More information on AT&T GoPhone prepaid rate plans can be found at http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/prepaidplans.html.



Huawei Fusion 2 hits the FCC – headed for AT&T

Posted by wicked July - 23 - 2012 - Monday Comments Off

Huawei and AT&T have teamed up again to offer another extremely cheap and basic smartphone for their AT&T GoPhone pre-paid customers. The device was seen clearing the FCC earlier today, and is indeed headed for AT&T. Those looking for a pre-paid budget Android device could be in for a treat.

The folks from PhoneScoop spotted this budget offering, complete with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. According to the FCC the Huawei Fusion 2 is extremely similar to the original in all ways. We have Gingerbread, a 3.2-inch display, a 3.2 megapixel rear facing camera, micro-SD support for extra storage, as well as the nifty Swype keyboard.

While this device isn’t anything special or top end, it will be an excellent entry-level smartphone for those aboard AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid services. With a decent OS and a low price this could be a decent device. We can clearly see the AT&T branding and apps pre-installed, so we’ll just have to wait for an official announcement. We’ll update when we hear more, and you can expect this phone to be dirt cheap when released.



AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy Appeal QWERTY slider for GoPhone prepaid service

Posted by wicked May - 24 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

AT&T just announced the Samsung Galaxy Appeal for their prepaid phone service, GoPhone. This one is a QWERTY slider and its got entry-level written all over it. It features a 3.2-inch (480 x 320) display, 800 MHz processor, 512MB RAM, 3MP rear camera with video recording, 1.8GB of storage, micro SD for up to an additional 32GB of storage, 1300 mAh battery, and Gingerbread 2.3. It’s also an eco-friendly device since the plastic parts are made of 80% recycled material.

It will be available at Walmart starting June 5th and will be available in all other AT&T GoPhone distribution channels beginning July 15th. It’s priced at $149 and monthly plans start at $25 for unlimited texts and 250 minutes of talk time. They also offer a $50 monthly plan which gives you unlimited talk and texts. For data, you have three choices: 50MB for $5 per month, 200MB for $15 per month, and 1GB for $25 per month.

Full press release after the break:

AT&T GoPhone® Helps Customers Keep Costs Under Control While Still Enjoying Benefits of Smartphone Ownership

DALLAS, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Beginning June 5, AT&T* GoPhone customers looking for a prepaid Android smartphone will have another option with the Samsung Galaxy Appeal™, available at Walmart.  The Galaxy Appeal will also be available in all other AT&T GoPhone distribution channels beginning July 15th.

The Galaxy Appeal is the first smartphone offered with AT&T’s GoPhone service that features a slider QWERTY keyboard that makes it perfect for texting and emailing.  It operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a 3.2-inch touchscreen.  The 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 3x zoom lets you capture important moments and allows for video recording at 24 frames per second.  Additionally, Galaxy Appeal’s plastic parts are made of 80-percent recycled material and the phone ships with reduced packaging material compared to other Samsung devices, cutting back on paper usage.

Customers who want to get the most out of their smartphones while still keeping their budget in check can benefit from AT&T’s new GoPhone smartphone plans and data packages.  The Galaxy Appeal brings together the convenience of full-keyboard texting and the rich Android experience and apps with AT&T’s affordable data plans:

  • 1GB for $25 per month
  • 200MB for $15 per month
  • 50MB for $5 per month

All data packages are available on the $50 Unlimited Talk & Text nationwide plan for GoPhone smartphones and the $25 Unlimited Text with 250 minutes nationwide GoPhone plan.  They also include unlimited Wi-Fi usage at thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots from your smartphone.

Additional Specifications:

  • GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz
  • Dimensions: 4.41″ (H) x 2.27″ (W) x 0.56″ (D)
  • Weight: 4.3 oz
  • Display: 3.2″ HVGA TFT 480×320 color screen
  • Internal memory: 512MB RAM, 1.8GB ROM
  • External memory: Expandable up to 32GB with microSD™ card
  • Battery:  1300 mAh, Lithium ion (Li-ION)
  • Processor: 800MHz ARM Cortex A5, Qualcomm MSM7225A
  • Camera: 3MP w 3x Zoom and Video Recorder
  • Talk time: up to 7 hours
  • Standby time: up to 300 hours
  • HAC Compliant: M3 Rating, TTY Capable

 

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

Samsung and Appeal are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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AT&T announces the pre-paid AT&T Avail by ZTE

Posted by wicked October - 11 - 2011 - Tuesday Comments Off

For those of you looking for a new pre-paid smartphone, then you need to look at the AT&T Avail from ZTE, which was just announced. The Avail will be the second Android smartphone launched by AT&T’s pre-paid offering, GoPhone. The specs aren’t half bad as it has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 5MP camera, and Android 2.3. No pricing or availability was provided, but we will let you know as soon as we find out.

Full specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
  • 5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
  • Seven customizable homescreens
  • Wi-Fi capable

Full press release after the break:

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AT&T announces the pre-paid AT&T Avail by ZTE



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