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AT&T unveils GoPhone unlimited data plans

AT&T intros GoPhone unlimited data plans with 22 GB download cap
AT&T intros unlimited data plans
Although advertised as unlimited, this new plan comes with 22 GB of 3 Mbps data, but the video streaming speed is limited even more - just 1.5 Mbps from the start, and all for a monthly fee of $60 USD. In these conditions, 720p or full HD video streaming are both impossible. For $40 USD, the user can get only 6 GB of high-speed data, but after using it, a 128 Kbps speed cap applies.
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Unlimited data plans sound great in theory, but in most cases, there is something not that great lurking in the shadows. AT&T's GoPhone unlimited deals, for example, come to offer a few new alternatives to the other unlimited data plans currently available in the US. Sadly, the "unlimited" part is quite far from the truth.

The official description of the AT&T GoPhone Unlimited service mentions unlimited talk, data, and text, but the speed is limited to 3 Mbps. Video streaming up to 480p is also possible, and overage charges never apply to accounts that have used the 22 GB limit for non-throttled traffic. However, the monthly price of this plan is $60 USD, and the user also needs to sign up with AutoPay.

At last, there is also a $40 USD plan that offers 6 GB of full-speed data, but once that quota gets exceeded, the speed is limited to a mere 128 Kbps. Both unlimited plans come with a $5 USD monthly discount after enrolling to AutoPay.

For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-14 (Update: 2017-03-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.