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Recently I was asked to test out AT&T GoPhone and write about my experience. The truth is I have been an AT&T wireless customer for 10 years so of course I already know how great their wireless service is. However, I knew this would be the perfect test drive for my 9-year-old daughter Jada. She has been asking for a smartphone for a while. I mean let’s be honest it seems like every little kid has a smartphone now or at least begging for one. We have been tossing around the idea about adding her to our family plan but the truth is I didn’t want to have to pay full price for a device or either sign up for another 2-year contract especially for her age. So I was trying to hold off as long as I could! But the truth is I knew I had to get her a phone soon. With her getting older, she is involved with after school events and going to her friends more on the weekends. I feel that it’s important to be able to stay in contact with my kids when they are not with me. That’s why my oldest kids have had wireless service since they were Jada’s age.
So talk about perfect timing! We received a Nokia Lumia 635 Windows phone and a $60 AT&T refill card to test out for the month.
The set up was simple! She was up and running with her own number in 30 minutes tops. She was very excited to have her own smartphone. I was worried that she wouldn’t know how to work it because it is a window’s phone and we all know we are #TeamiPhone in this house. However, she was actually better at setting it up and working with the phone than I was! She was showing and teaching me! As someone who isn’t usually impressed with any phone beside my beloved iPhone’s I actually like this phone (that says A LOT Cause everyone knows how much I hate androids lol) but the windows phone gets thumbs up from me.
About AT&T GoPhone plan:
The Choice is yours:
With so many different plan options, there is something for everyone! The great part is customers have the flexibility to choose the plan that fits their needs and budget while also being allowed to make plan changes as necessary.
No contracts and No credit check!
The nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, which reaches more than 300 MILLION People!
A variety of 4G and 4G LTE phones.
The option to bring your own phone. GoPhone is compatible with most phones including iPhone. Just Insert a GoPhone Sim card and you should be good to go. To make sure your phone is compatible be sure to check out www.att.com/devicehowto first!
The freedom to select a plan that fits your needs with the flexibility to change when you need to!
Refill cards are available at thousands of retail locations nationwide.
Auto refill option that makes it easy to pay with a credit card, debit card or bank account.
Refill cards have varying expiration dates. $10 to $24 refill cards expire in 30 days; $25 to $99 expires in 90 days and $100 and higher expires in 1 year. So it’s a use it or lose it. (Which really isn’t a big deal when you can buy the refill card that is right for you.)
Our Month Review:
As always AT&T wireless never fails. Since we signed up for the $60 plan Jada was able to enjoy unlimited talk and text with 2.5 GB of data for the month. We didn’t experience any call drops and call quality was great. She enjoyed using data during trips and in the car but the truth is for her age and needs she didn’t even need that much data. Since Jada is only 9 she really doesn’t talk a lot on the phone either, so personally this plan was more than what she needs. However, this plan would work great for teens and older adults. After comparing the service and cost with my mom’s plan with her current provider she will be porting her number over to the GoPhone $45 plan. I know she will be happy with service while saving money and being able to use her current device.
Jada loves her phone and has been very responsible with it so far. She loves the windows platform and was able to find a lot of games to keep her busy during her free time. I recommend anyone that is in the market for wireless service to try AT&T GoPhone plans out first! With so many options, there is a plan for anyone’s budget. I also love the fact that you can find great phones at affordable prices! So, if your child is begging for a smart phone don’t say no just yet…
My Final thoughts:
After testing out other pre-paid options, I must honestly say that the AT&T GoPhone is the best. I admit that I have seen cheaper options compared to the $60 per month but most of the time your services are limited and the coverage is very spotty! With AT&T, I know that my daughter has the same great coverage anywhere she goes just like the rest of us do from AT&T so I never have to worry about being able to contact her. Since she really doesn’t use her phone a lot besides playing games and chatting with her friends over wifi, I have since downgraded her plan to the $2 Daily plan. This Plan works even better for us because we only pay on the days that she uses it! Since we are already AT&T customers I could have easily add her to our family plan but who wants to pay per month for something that isn’t even being used! This way we are saving money in the long run and it keeps her happy SO WE ALL WIN!
To learn more about AT&T GoPhone rate plans including device options, and to make your purchase be sure to visit the AT&T GoPhone website today!