AT&T recently announced some changes for GoPhone users and it looks like some additional changes will be coming later in the month. The previous change added support for HSPA+ and LTE network connectivity (provided the user has a compatible handset) and this latest will be switching up the available plans. AT&T has yet to reveal all the specifics, however they have said the GoPhone plans will be changing on June 20th.
The carrier has said they will be dropping some of the lower priced plans and that in the end, there will be a “variety of plans” available for users to choose from. In a statement provided to CNET, AT&T has said they are doing this to simplify the options and also to eliminate some of the lesser used options.
“We’re making some changes to our AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans to simplify our offers and better align with what customers are choosing and telling us they want,”
At present the AT&T GoPhone options include a $25 per month plan along with a $50 and $65 per month plan. The bottom-tier plan includes 250 minutes for calling and unlimited messaging. Users then have the option to add data for an additional cost. The $50 plan includes unlimited talk along with the unlimited messaging. This plan also requires the data to be added on at an additional cost. The one plan that does include data is the top-tier which has 1GB of data along with unlimited talk and messaging.
We still need the official word from AT&T, however it seems reasonable the carrier may be shifting these plans to have more a focus on data. Or at the very least, to include data with all plans across the board. Of course, June 20th will bring the answer though. In the meantime, AT&T also rolled-out Aio Wireless, which is another prepaid service.
The Aio Wireless service has several plans and several smartphones and tablets available, however at the moment it is only available in a limited few markets. At present Aio Wireless is available for those in Houston, Orlando and Tampa. The Aio Wireless plans range in price from as low as $35 per month and as high as $70 per month.