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AT&T Cell Phone Plans: No-Contract GoPhone Pay as You Go Per Minute

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Price Per Minute:

  • 10 cents for AT&T Pay as You Go Unlimited Talk or
  • 25 cents for AT&T Pay as You Go 25 Cents/Minute

  • Note: These options do not require an annual service contract, credit check or deposit. You can pay in advance whenever you want with this option or monthly with AT&T GoPhone Pick Your Plan.

    You can refill at any time with cash or pre-paid GoPhone cards. You will receive a $10 airtime bonus when you add $25 or more within seven days of activation.

    You receive a $20 airtime bonus with automatic enrollment in the rewards program for AT&T Pay As You Go. The program gives you a bonus for every $100 you spend in refills.

    Daily Access Fee:

  • $1 per day only on days you use your phone for AT&T Pay as You Go Unlimited Talk
  • N/A for AT&T Pay as You Go 25 Cents/Minute

  • Note: AT&T says the “daily access fee of $1 for the Pay As You Go Unlimited Talk plan is assessed each day you use your phone for a voice call. [This fee] is debited from your account balance the day after you use your phone.”

    Based on the math, Pay as You Go Unlimited Talk is recommended if you plan on using your phone more than six minutes on the days you talk. Pay as You Go 25 Cents/Minute is recommended if you plan on using your phone six minutes or less on the days you talk.

    Rollover Minutes:

    AT&T Rollover minutes are included on both plans

    Note: AT&T Rollover minutes are unused anytime minutes that carry over from month to month for up to 12 wireless billing cycles.

    Mobile-to-Mobile Minutes:

  • Unlimited on 10-cent-per-minute Pay as You Go Unlimited Talk plan
  • 25 cents per minute on 25-cent-per-minute Pay as You Go 25 Cents/Minute plan
  • Date & Messaging:

    Not included but available as add-on options

    Nationwide Long Distance:

    Included on both plans

    Roaming:

    No roaming fees on both plans

    Taxes & Other Fees:

    AT&T says about these options: “In many jurisdictions, certain recurring fees or taxes will be debited from your account balance as allowed by law. Other taxes, surcharges and fees apply on top of refill denominations.”

    Published On:

    Oct. 11, 2008
    Want more? You can learn about plans at AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, Jitterbug, PlatinumTel, Sprint, Straight Talk, T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile. You can also use our prepaid plan calculator.

    In addition, you can read our analysis of prepaid versus contracts and see a prepaid comparison at various carriers. Finally, you can read our mega list of all the prepaid wireless carriers.
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