AT&T today tweaked its two most expensive GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans, and the good news is that the changes are mostly good.
AT&T’s $60 and $45 prepaid smartphone plans offer unlimited talk and text as well as 2.5GB and 1GB of data, respectively. Before today, you’d have to pay $10 for 1GB or 500MB of extra data, but now once you cross that threshold, you’ll continue to get fed data, just at a pace of up to 128kbps. The prepaid paid continues to list those $10 for 1GB/500MB options, so it’s possible that you can pay to add more high-speed data to your plan.
While 128kbps isn’t exactly a blazing fast data speed, it’s better than having your data cut off completely if you don’t want to or can’t pay for an additional bucket. So hey, if you’re currently on one of AT&T’s top-end prepaid smartphone plans, you no longer have to worry about totally running out of megabytes before the end of your monthly cycle.