1. Lucas234's Avatar
    Firstly, I understand there is a subforum for AT&T, however the second newest post is two weeks old, and only 16 threads are from this year. Only 4 of those threads are from this month. It seems mostly dead.

    I'm probably going to switch from Verizon when my contract expires in September. A rep from Anderson Merchandising came into my store the other day with stickers to cover old information on the GoPhone packaging, and showcase the new plans they have. for $45 ($40 with auto-refill) you get 3GB of data, plus rollover. I have 2GB now and don't ever use most of that.

    My question is for those who have insight as to their prepaid network. I live in a suburb of a large metropolitan area, so coverage is not an issue. I've done enough research to know that AT&T is who I'll be moving to, but the issue is whether there is any reason I'd want to choose the AT&T Next (with BYOD) plan over the prepaid option?

    My main reason for wanting to switch is because in the future I'd like to travel, and having a GSM phone that will allow me to use a SIM from another country while visiting is an invaluable advantage over a CDMA phone. Plus Verizon is not at all friendly to the Windows Phone ecosystem. Being able to buy an unlocked Windows Phone to use is also very nice.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-30-2016 08:09 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've moved your thread here to General Windows Phone Discussion Lounge as a better fit. AaQ is really geared toward getting advice to fix your tech fast and not prolonged discussion. So many threads flood in there that things sink out of sight rather quickly...

    If travel is a prime deciding factor, maybe take a look at T-Mo. With their post paid plans you can travel abroad and have free data and texting in over 140 countries. So if you have good T-Mo coverage where you live and work it could be a great fit. My wife and I used this feature when traveling in Italy for over a month in 2014 and it worked out fantastically. Throw $10 in Skype for voice calls back home and you should be all set. Way easy. You don't have to do anything. It's automatic and when you land in country you get a welcome text from T-Mo letting you know it's working.

    My issue was that T-Mo worked at home, but if we traveled in the US we would loose service along some highways we travel frequently in our region. That was unacceptable.

    Right now we are on Cricket. AT&T towers and great coverage all over. Last year we drove through the western US with no loss of coverage. Cricket saves you a lot if you bundle. Every line added in gets $10 off. We have 4 of the $40 lines bundled together. Unlimited calling and text, 2.5 GB high speed data each line with throttling of that line if it goes over. With the discounts we pay $40+30+20+10 = $100 flat. No fees, taxes or add-ons of any kind. Of course, if we go abroad again we are on our own for finding a local SIM to use. Typically the money you save on mvno plans means that you are better able to select and purchase your device outright to get the factory unlocked device you want.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-30-2016 09:12 PM

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