AT&T Turns On HSPA+ and LTE for it’s No-Contract Customers

Posted May 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Engadget and a few other sites are now reporting that AT&T will be allowing 4g devices on a GoPhone no-contract plan to connect to it’s HSPA+ and LTE networks. This is a big change from the past, when AT&T’s policies prohibited any access to high speed 4g data with it’s prepaid plans. To take advantage of this, you will need to bring your own unlocked device, or purchase an AT&T device at full retail price.

AT&T recently improved their GoPhone offerings, but the best deal is still not that great at $65 per month for only a 1 gigabyte data plan plus unlimited talk and text. Perhaps the best part of this change is that it is good news for those hoping that AT&T’s yet-to-be-launched AIO Prepaid plans would have access to their 4g network.

Engadget link.

  • A.Woodbury

    This is awesome news for anyone with AT&T or thinking about it. The $65 smartphone plan seems a little pricey compared to other plans with a lot more data, but the AIO plans will make up for that once they’re national.

  • kazahani

    UPDATE: AT&T just lowered the price of the 2 GB smartphone plan to $60/month. This is actually not a bad plan. Same price as Verizon.