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AT&T Offering Free GoPhones for Hurricane Evacuees

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Sep 2, 2008, 10:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today AT&T announced that it is making 2,000 pre-paid GoPhone's available at AT&T retail stores in the San Antonio and Houston regions affected by Hurricane Gustav. The GoPhone's will be free and will come with 15 minutes of airtime. The phones will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will only be given to those coming from government-mandated evacuation areas.




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Sep 2, 2008, 5:58 PM

$15, not 15 min

I thought that sounded wrong, didn't think AT&T could be that cheap.

$15 makes more sense, although the article doesn't say how much they charge per minute.

If its AT&T's standard rates, its either $.25/min (so 60 minutes), or the $1/day, 10cents plan...
Or they could choose the alternate plan, where it charges you a dollar every day you use the phone, and 10 cents per minute thereafter, except you get unlimited ATT mobile to mobile and between 7am-7pm.

Sep 3, 2008, 12:08 PM

Dear displaced and desperate citizens,

Here's a cheapass phone. It's not good for very long, and if you try to resell it, we'll sue you.


Sep 2, 2008, 10:34 PM

Motorola c168's?

I wonder if they will all get the cheap Motorola's?

Good PR for at&t, not good for churn and commission chargebacks for reps and dealers.


Sep 2, 2008, 4:12 PM


AT&T is such an amazing and generous company. I wonder if they will also provide the same thing to people in Baton Rouge/New Orleans. I'm sure stupid, dishonest people will take great advantage of that, though.
I'm sure meatloaf is getting all the evacuees gophones.
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