Saturday March 11, 2017

AT&T Introduces Awful New "Unlimited" Prepaid Phone Plan

Only a sucker would pay $60 a month for an "unlimited" plan that is capped at 3Mbps, right? Well, either there are a lot of them out there or AT&T is nuttier than we thought, since their new GoPhone plan is just that. As the article points out, it is hard to imagine why anyone would want this plan when Cricket’s unlimited option exists, which grants you 8Mbps for LTE and 4Mbps for 4G, with a 22GB cap.

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آ…GoPhone Unlimited customers get unlimited talk, text, and data. But that data is capped at a max speed of 3Mbps, which is less than half the speed of AT&T’s average LTE speed of 7.93Mbps. That speed is cut even more if you want to watch a video. Videos are not only limited to a 480p resolution, but will also max out download speeds at 1.5Mbps. Even the "unlimited" banner is a bit of a misnomer since AT&T will temporarily slow your already slow data during high traffic times if you go over 22GB of usage for the month. You also won’t be able to tether another device to your phone.