GoPhone, a prepaid wireless service from U.S. carrier ATT, used to be a 3G-only affair. But not anymore.
Just like clockwork, the carrier Friday announced that GoPhone customers can now enjoy fast data speeds not only on its third-generation HSPA+ network (unfairly billed as 4G), but also on the fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network.
Compared to 3G, 4G LTE offers ten times higher data throughput. The telco also added Samsung’s Galaxy Express to its GoPhone device portfolio and said folks can also bring their own HSPA+ or LTE smartphone…
The refreshed GoPhone service includes the basic $35 a month plan with 500 minutes of nationwide calling, unlimited data and unlimited messaging and a a $50 unlimited talk and text plan, but with Wi-Fi data only.
ATT’s news release confirms they doubled the data available in the flagship plan: it now offers two gigabytes