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AT&T to bring family plans to prepaid users
AT&T just announced that starting August 19th, it will offer family plans to its prepaid customers with the all new multiline discount. This means that you could save up to $600 a year if you share your plan with four other people.
America’s second largest carrier has been aggressively reforming its GoPhone prepaid service: currently it offers 6GB of LTE data and unlimited talk and text for just $60. If you’re willing to settle for 3GB of LTE, it will set you back $45. Now, with the all new multiline discount, there’s even more of a reason to use AT&T’s prepaid service.
The discount is only available for the $60 and $45 plans, not the $30 plan. For every line you add, AT&T is offering you a $5 discount, so for instance, if you have three lines total, you save $10 every month, and if you have five lines, you save $20 a month. Unfortunately, that’s the maximum multiline discount you can get.
Mind you, though, the $5 auto-refill discount still applies, which means if you enable the option to top up your account automatically, you will save an additional $5 every month. Do some math, and you can easily save a few hundred bucks a year.
If you’re a regular consumer, five will be the maximum amount of lines you will be able to have per account. If you are using AT&T for business, you can have up to ten lines per account. To sweeten the pot, through September 22nd, AT&T will be offering a free GoPhone when you purchase one GoPhone from AT&T.
Just to refresh your memory, the $45 plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data with first 3GB in LTE speed. The $60 plan is the same except it offers 6GB of LTE data and includes cell and data coverage in Mexico as well as in Canada. If you travel a lot or don’t want to be bound by carrier contracts – or if you simply want to save money – AT&T’s prepaid plan might be the answer for you.
Are you on AT&T’s GoPhone plan right now? How is it treating ya? Let us know in the comments below!