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AT&T changing GoPhone rates

Starting on October 3, AT&T GoPhone will offer new rates for its unlimited plans. They will keep both the pay-per-day unlimited plan and the monthly version, but will make changes to both. The per-day plan — Unlimited Daily Talk and Text — will now cost $2 per day, down from $3. Users will only pay the $2 fee on days they make or receive calls, use IM, or send a message. The monthly plan will remain a flat $60 per month, but will now offer the option to add 200MB of data for an extra $15 per month. It also looks like the basic rate is now 10 cents per minute, down from 25 cents. Previously you had to pay $1 per day to get the 10 cents per minute rate. It appears that is no longer the case.

You can get the new GoPhone rates on Sunday at an AT&T outlet or on AT&T’s website.

3 Responses

  1. Says

    I would clarify a couple of points:

    - Incoming text messages or data usage do not trigger the $2 charge. Only incoming/outgoing calls and sent text messages start the $2 charge for the day.

    - I switched to the new plans yesterday, so current users don’t need to wait.

    - Text messaging prices haven’t changed from the ridiculously expensive $0.20 each. Oh well.

    With the $2/day, I don’t see the benefit of the $60/month (especially in months with 30 or less days). You would have to go to $75 to get the benefit of the data.

    Posted on October 1st, 2010 at 2:58 pm
  2. Darryl Vaughn Says

    Wow, AT&T really revamped the GoPhone plans. I’m still grandfathered on the PYP $50 plan with 400 min, 3000 N/W min, and Unlimited Text added on. The $60 Unlimited Talk/Text and $75 Unlimited Tallk/Text + 200MB of data seem very perfect for me at this time. I already pay about $80+ ($49.99 + $19.99 + tax) for my grandfathered PYP. Hm, I think I might switch to the $60 or $75 plan.

    Posted on October 9th, 2010 at 1:05 am
  3. Sk8ter1916 Says

    But for the $2/day charge, can I just have this charged to my credit card? Or do I have to buy the $25 GoPhone prepaid card? If so, is it true that it would ONLY be a $2 deduction off of the prepaid card per day used?

    Posted on December 17th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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