AT&T Rebrands GoPhone as 'AT&T Prepaid'
AT&T today relaunched its GoPhone prepaid service under the brand name AT&T Prepaid. AT&T Prepaid does not require contracts, activation fees, or credit checks, and allows customers to take advantage of month-to-month service. As part of the rebrand, AT&T is offering two months of free service to those who activate and keep a new line of service for a year. AT&T says the 3rd and 12th months of service will be free for those who sign up for the new prepaid brand. The two basic service offerings include an unlimited plan for $65 per month and a 6 GB plan for $45 per month. Both are eligible for a $5-per-month discount when customers enroll in autopay, though AT&T says taxes are extra. The plans include service in Canada and Mexico. Data speeds are capped at 3 Mbps, video streaming is limited to 1.5 Mbps at standard definition, and tethering is not permitted. Unlimited customers who use more than 22 GB of data per billing period may be throttled, while 6 GB customers who exceed their data bucket will be throttled. AT&T says its prepaid service has a selection of handsets for less than $50.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.
AT&T's GoPhone Intros Unlimited Slow Plan
AT&T today made one of its postpaid plans available via its GoPhone prepaid brand. The new AT&T GoPhone Unlimited service plan costs $60 per month and offers unlimited everything at reduced speeds.
Verizon Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today announced new options for its prepaid service. Beginning June 6, Verizon prepaid customers can select from four main plans: 3 GB for $40 per month, 7 GB for $50, 10 GB for $60, or unlimited for $80.
Verizon Adds 2 GB Option to Prepaid Plans for $40
Verizon Wireless today announced a new service plan for its prepaid business, offering 2 GB of data for $40 per month. The plan includes unlimited texting and, for customers who make on-time payments, carry-over data from month to month.