AT&T made a couple of big changes to its prepaid GoPhone plans in 2014 that included an increase in the data allotment, the addition of mobile hotspot support, and the switch to unlimited data with throttling after you cross a usage threshold. Now a new rumor suggests that AT&T is going to start 2015 with more GoPhone changes.
A new report from Droid-Life claims that on February 18, AT&T will increase the high-speed data allotment of its top-end $60 GoPhone prepaid plan from 2.5GB per month to 4GB. Meanwhile, the $45 prepaid plan will jump from 1GB to 1.5GB. It’s expected that AT&T will continue to offer unlimited data with throttled speeds after you cross a usage threshold.
AT&T is also rumored to be adding a new $30 plan this week that’ll include unlimited talk and text along with unlimited talk to Mexico, Canada, and more than 100 other countries. You’ll be able to add data to this plan at a rate of $5 for 100MB. Finally, it’s said that AT&T will begin allowing customers on its $2 Daily Unlimited Talk and Text plan to sign up for $1/100MB daily data packs.
We’ve seen prepaid gaining some steam in the mobile market recently, with providers like AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon all stepping up their prepaid plans. It’s great to see this prepaid battle continuing, and if today’s rumor holds true, AT&T’s new $60 4GB plan could be an interesting option for folks on the hunt for a new prepaid plan.