AT&T on Monday introduced a new prepaid smartphone plan called the Monthly Unlimited Plan with Data. It offers unlimited talk and text, as well as 1GB of data, for $65 per month. The free text messaging also applies to texts sent to Canada, Mexico and more than 100 other countries. AT&T said the new offering saves smartphone owners $10 per month and that it will continue to offer its $50 unlimited talk and text plan, as well as its $25 250 minutes and unlimited text plan. The carrier also introduced a new Android smartphone, dubbed the Fusion 2, in conjunction with the new GoPhone prepaid option, but it didn’t provide details on the new device.
AT&T Launches New, Affordable Prepaid Smartphone Rate Plan
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.