Gold Prospecting with AT&T prepaid cell phones:
This is the info on their plans that I got from their site. I will talk about the prepaid phones also, after this page.
AT&T, America's second largest wireless carrier, has maintained a
high profile for its GoPhone prepaid service for many years. They offer a
number of plans that can fit many different customers needs.
Pros: They have a wide selection of monthly plans that can serve the needs of both heavy talkers and text users.
Cons: The phones that can take advantage of mobile web are on the expensive side, relative to performance.
Detailed Provider Information
Plans: AT&T offers three different
GoPhone prepaid plans. The first is a 50 dollar unlimited plan that
includes unlimited talk, text, and mobile web. The 2 dollar daily plan
offers unlimited talk and text, but charges 1 cent per 5KB of data. The
25 dollar plan includes 250 minutes plus unlimited text messaging. The
10 cents per minute plan offers that rate.
Customer Service: AT&T GoPhone offers customer service via a toll-free number or e-mail.
Credit Check: None
Payment Options: GoPhone offers nearly
every payment option available. A credit card, debit card, or electronic
check can be used on the website. Credit cards can be used to fund the
account right from the phone (by dialing 611) or from a landline (toll
free number). Cash, debit, credit, and check can be processed at an
authorized AT&T dealer.
Text and Picture Messaging: Text messages
with the 10 cent daily plan cost 20 cents each. All other plans have
unlimited text messaging. Text messages packages are available, too:
$4.99 for 200, $9.99 for 1,000, and $19.99 for unlimited.
Data Plans: Data services cost 1 cent per 5 KB used for plans that don't come with unlimited data.
Three data packages are available with either the 25 dollar or 50
dollar monthly plans: 5 dollars for 50MB, 15 dollars for 200MB, and 25
dollars for 1GB.
Downloadables: AT&T GoPhone offers downloads to all of their prepaid subscribers. Ringtones, wallpaper, games, and graphics begin at $1.99.
International Calling: AT&T offers
unlimited text messaging to Mexico, Canada, and 100 other countries with
its 50 dollar unlimited and 2 dollar daily unlimited plans. With the 25
dollar plan it is free to receive international texts, but costs 25
cents to send. The 10 cents daily plan cost 25 cents to send and 20
cents to receive. AT&T also offers an International Long Distance
calling Features Package, which costs 10 dollars per month and covers
250 minutes of calls to landlines in over 50 countries.
Roaming Charges: AT&T offers its nationwide network to prepaid customers, so no roaming charges will be incurred with this service.
Calling Features: All basic call features are included: caller ID, call waiting, 3 way calling, voice mail, and call forwarding.
Activation Fee: None
Nationwide Long Distance: All calls made within AT&T's network are billed at the same rate. There are no extra long distance charges.
411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for $1.79 per call, plus airtime.
Earliest Minute Expiration: If you fail to
purchase new minutes with AT&T's Pay as You Go, the expiration rate
will vary. A 15 dollar card will expire after 30 days, a 25, 50, or 75
dollar card will expire after 90 days, and a hundred dollar card will
stay active for a year. However, when new minutes are purchased, all
minutes on that account are good until the latest possible expiration
911 Calls: Yes
I will ad the following pages as I get time.
Prepaid Cellular info links:
AT&T prepaid cellular phones
Boost mobile, prepaid phones
Metro PCS prepaid
US Cellular Prepaid
T-Mobile prepaid cell phones
Liberty Wireless prepaid cell phones