Get this hot new AT&T Prepaid deal right here. Of course, the killer new AT&T Prepaid promotion is fully and officially detailed as well, letting you effectively spend a measly 25 bucks a month on a whopping 16 gigs of “high-speed” data if you’re willing to cough up $300 in advance. That will cover an entire year of wireless service including unlimited talk and text within the US, Mexico, and Canada, as well as unlimited texts from the US to more than 100 countries, and yes, even mobile hotspot use (counted towards the aforementioned 16GB data allotment).
After hiking pricing and secretly eliminating popular freebies in just the last few weeks, AT&T is unlikely to win many new fans or customers, but it looks that the third-largest US mobile network provider has lately made a very favourable modification to one of its plans with no fanfare. You’d think that giving customers twice as much data for no extra fee would be worthy of at least a fast formal statement on the carrier’s website or social media channels, yet here we are, digging out the details on the Slickdeals forum.
Boost Mobile is the only other carrier we can think of that does similar “multi-month” offers, predictably charging even less (specifically, $240 a year) for roughly as much data (15 gigs a month) or $300 for unlimited everything. Naturally, that’s far from a fair comparison for a variety of reasons, while Verizon and T-Mobile are yet to join this battle for the long-term business of their prepaid customers, which means their monthly rates add up to a whole lot more than what AT&T is charging here. Too bad those promised “high” speeds are in fact limited to 4G.
If the “multi-month” deal happens to sound familiar, that might be because it’s been around for a couple of years in an 8GB iteration costing, you’ve guessed it, $300 for 12 months. In other words, AT&T has doubled the data here without charging anything extra, but only for new Prepaid subscribers. If you don’t have 300 bucks to spend at once or don’t want to sign a 1-year “contract”, you can of course always opt for a monthly AT&T Prepaid plan starting at $30 with just 5 gigs of “high-speed” data included. The other multi-month plan will set you back $99 for 90 days of service with 8GB data (each month), which no longer feels like a very good deal.