AT&T Offers New $65 Prepaid Smartphone Plan – Still Doesn’t Compete

AT&T will begin offering a new prepaid smartphone plan October 6th for $65, which provides unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data. This is $10 cheaper than their current prepaid plan which requires you to purchase data separately from their unlimited talk & text plan.

Much like Verizon’s $80 equivalent, the problem with AT&T prepaid plans is they don’t remotely compete with their nearest competitors. Straight Talk, for instance, is an MVNO for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and offers an “unlimited” plan for only $45. Now, their “unlimited” gives you “unlimited” web, not data, which means you aren’t supposed to stream on their service, and if you do a bit more digging, you’ll find that you’re ultimately limited to 200MB per day, 2.5GB a month.

As an alternative, T-Mobile’s Prepaid Plans give a bit more flexibility and have disclosed data terms.

Straight Talk Prepaid Plans

There’s also a new MVNO in town called Solavei, which uses T-Mobile towers and offers “unlimited” data for $49 a month. As a bonus, if you invite other people to join the service and they stay on, you get money each month. Every three people gets you $20 per month, and so on.. details are located here. Solavei’s data is supposed to be around 4.5GB before throttling, so that’s not bad for the money.




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