AT&T's official GoPhone prepaid policy has always officially prevented network data access for iPhones (and other 4G devices except for BlackBerry), but a tipster reports that will change tomorrow. The new policy adds 4G HSPA+ and LTE support as well as Visual Voicemail access to the GoPhone package, with customers able to bring their own device or buy a new one at off-contract unsubsidized prices. According to the details, existing customers with iPhones will be automatically updated with network access on June 21st, however they'll be able to call in and make the switch manually before that. The new features work on the $65, $50 and $25 monthly plans, however the two lower priced options will require data packages to work. You can get a peek at the leaked terms after the break, although we'd wait for an official announcement before picking up your 4G-capable handset and requesting service.
As of May 24, 2013, new GoPhone customers who activate with an iPhone or 4G/LTE device can use network data. Visual Voicemail is also available, from May 24, 2013, or later, for customers who activate on a GoPhone monthly plan designed for smartphones.
GoPhone joins the nation's fastest 4G LTE network.
Smartphone fastest downloads are on GoPhone 4G LTE; part of the nation's largest 4G network.
Great option for customers with an iPhone or 4G/LTE device that do not want to pay a deposit, sign a contract, or receive a bill.
Local Dealer activation kits include SIM and $15 of airtime for a SRP of $25.
Customers must own an iPhone/HSPA+/LTE device, or purchase a device in store at the no-commitment price for use with new 4G/LTE GoPhone service.
Activate on the $65, $50, or $25 monthly plans.
Data packages are required to access network data on $50 and $25 monthly plans.
Visual Voicemail-compatible devices are required to use Visual Voicemail.
Critical Must Know
Existing GoPhone customers with an iPhone or 4G/LTE device automatically update with network data access on June 21, 2013.
Customer Care has the ability to manually provision an existing customer with data access and Visual Voicemail before June 21, 2013, if requested.
BlackBerry devices should not be activated on GoPhone service due to wireless data and device incompatibilities.
Visual Voicemail is supported on $65, $50, and $25 monthly plans (with compatible devices). Visual Voicemail supports Windows 7.5 or higher, Apple 3GS or newer (with iOS 6.0 or higher), and Compatible Android Devices.