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Rollover minutes on new Gophone plans?

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I have had a gophone plan for a few years now, and have been very happy with it.  The main attraction, for me, is the rollover minutes, as there are some months when I hardly use the service.  I received an e-mail last month from AT&T, telling me about the new, cheaper plans.  Do these new plans include rollover minutes?  Presumably not, since the e-mail doesn't mention anything about them.  I went to the At&T website, and can't find anything about it.  Does anyone know the answer?  Thanks.

Hi there,

 

I have had a gophone plan for a few years now, and have been very happy with it.  The main attraction, for me, is the rollover minutes, as there are some months when I hardly use the service.  I received an e-mail last month from AT&T, telling me about the new, cheaper plans.  Do these new plans include rollover minutes?  Presumably not, since the e-mail doesn't mention anything about them.  I went to the At&T website, and can't find anything about it.  Does anyone know the answer?  Thanks.

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Thanks for your advice.  I have decided to stick with Pick your Plan for now, especially with the holidays coming up, and all the travelling I will be doing.  The roaming coverage with PYP is very good, you are right.  Maybe I'll re-think this after the holidays.  Thanks again, all.

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Which plan are you currently on?

The new $25 250 minute plan with unlimited messaging does not include rollover minutes that were unused. However, remaining account balance will roll over to the next month.

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Which plan are you currently on?

The new $25 250 minute plan with unlimited messaging does not include rollover minutes that were unused. However, remaining account balance will roll over to the next month.

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I am currently on a $29.99 plan for 200 minutes per month, have had it for about 5-6 years now.  I called 611 as I was thinking about the new $25 plan with 250 minutes and unlimited texts.  The woman I spoke to told me that any balance on the new plan would not roll over to the next month, and the AT&T website does not even mention it.  Thanks for any extra info you can provide.

I am currently on a $29.99 plan for 200 minutes per month, have had it for about 5-6 years now.  I called 611 as I was thinking about the new $25 plan with 250 minutes and unlimited texts.  The woman I spoke to told me that any balance on the new plan would not roll over to the next month, and the AT&T website does not even mention it.  Thanks for any extra info you can provide.

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Alright. You must be a Pick-Your-Plan prepaid customer, then. I think switching to the new $25 plan would be more cost effective for you, too.

Now, it may be different for pay-by-the-month plans ($25/$50), but any extra money in your account should roll over to the next month. The woman you spoke with may or may not have been correct. I am fairly sure that extra money would carry over.

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Alright. You must be a Pick-Your-Plan prepaid customer, then. I think switching to the new $25 plan would be more cost effective for you, too.

Now, it may be different for pay-by-the-month plans ($25/$50), but any extra money in your account should roll over to the next month. The woman you spoke with may or may not have been correct. I am fairly sure that extra money would carry over.

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Be careful about converting from a PYP plan to a regular GoPhone plan - the regular GoPhone service generally doe not provide for roaming coverage, while PYP customers traditionally had access to at&t's full network. You may find yourself without network access in areas where you are accustomed to having coverage; and as the PYP plans have been terminated, you likely would not be allowed to return to a PYP plan.

But outside of that, any existing account funds would be carried forward to the next month. You would not receive rollover of the unused allotment from your 250 minutes with the $25/month PayGo plan.
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Be careful about converting from a PYP plan to a regular GoPhone plan - the regular GoPhone service generally doe not provide for roaming coverage, while PYP customers traditionally had access to at&t's full network. You may find yourself without network access in areas where you are accustomed to having coverage; and as the PYP plans have been terminated, you likely would not be allowed to return to a PYP plan.

But outside of that, any existing account funds would be carried forward to the next month. You would not receive rollover of the unused allotment from your 250 minutes with the $25/month PayGo plan.
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Thanks for your advice.  I have decided to stick with Pick your Plan for now, especially with the holidays coming up, and all the travelling I will be doing.  The roaming coverage with PYP is very good, you are right.  Maybe I'll re-think this after the holidays.  Thanks again, all.

Thanks for your advice.  I have decided to stick with Pick your Plan for now, especially with the holidays coming up, and all the travelling I will be doing.  The roaming coverage with PYP is very good, you are right.  Maybe I'll re-think this after the holidays.  Thanks again, all.

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Man SadI am confused..the new $25 250 mins and unlimited messaging does not include roll over minutes that were unused..and THEN remaining account  balance will roll over to next month???? I thought no roll over??? Please explain..coz I am thinking of getting this plan...thanks

Man SadI am confused..the new $25 250 mins and unlimited messaging does not include roll over minutes that were unused..and THEN remaining account  balance will roll over to next month???? I thought no roll over??? Please explain..coz I am thinking of getting this plan...thanks

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Unused voice minutes out of the 250 allotted minutes will not roll over to the next month, depending on if you have all 250 left. Your account balance will, however, which is very nice. So if you had, say, $5.00 in your account left over, it would carry over to the next month.

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Unused voice minutes out of the 250 allotted minutes will not roll over to the next month, depending on if you have all 250 left. Your account balance will, however, which is very nice. So if you had, say, $5.00 in your account left over, it would carry over to the next month.

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Thanks!!! A lot!!! I think I will get this!!!! i do not talk alot on my cellphone!!!!

Thanks!!! A lot!!! I think I will get this!!!! i do not talk alot on my cellphone!!!!

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Neither do I. Smiley Tongue

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Edited by hnzw_rui on Nov 14, 2011 at 7:21:52 AM

Gwapo2 wrote:

Thanks!!! A lot!!! I think I will get this!!!! i do not talk alot on my cellphone!!!!


How much do you talk and text? The $25 plan gives you 250 minutes talk and unlimited text. If you don't use either, you might be better off with Pay As You Go instead ($0.10/minute) which costs basically the same per minute as the $25/250 minute plan. For example, if you only use around 50 minutes and 1000 messages in a month, you only need to spend $15 per month ($5 for calls + $10/1000 messaging feature package).


Gwapo2 wrote:

Thanks!!! A lot!!! I think I will get this!!!! i do not talk alot on my cellphone!!!!


How much do you talk and text? The $25 plan gives you 250 minutes talk and unlimited text. If you don't use either, you might be better off with Pay As You Go instead ($0.10/minute) which costs basically the same per minute as the $25/250 minute plan. For example, if you only use around 50 minutes and 1000 messages in a month, you only need to spend $15 per month ($5 for calls + $10/1000 messaging feature package).

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Hi,

 

I am using AT&T  $25 pre paid plan. When i purchased this plan, the store guy told me that at&T to at&t calling is free.

but now when i  call AT&T number friends during day time, my minutes are getting reduced.

Can you please let me know whether AT&T to AT&T is free only during night after 9PM or morning also 

Hi,

 

I am using AT&T  $25 pre paid plan. When i purchased this plan, the store guy told me that at&T to at&t calling is free.

but now when i  call AT&T number friends during day time, my minutes are getting reduced.

Can you please let me know whether AT&T to AT&T is free only during night after 9PM or morning also 

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swethay wrote:

Hi,

 

I am using AT&T  $25 pre paid plan. When i purchased this plan, the store guy told me that at&T to at&t calling is free.

but now when i  call AT&T number friends during day time, my minutes are getting reduced.

Can you please let me know whether AT&T to AT&T is free only during night after 9PM or morning also 


The only plan that offers free AT&T mobile to mobile calling is the now defunct $1/day plan. None of the new prepaid plans (aside from the $50 unlimited) gives you free AT&T mobile to mobile. Doesn't matter what time of the day you call.


swethay wrote:

Hi,

 

I am using AT&T  $25 pre paid plan. When i purchased this plan, the store guy told me that at&T to at&t calling is free.

but now when i  call AT&T number friends during day time, my minutes are getting reduced.

Can you please let me know whether AT&T to AT&T is free only during night after 9PM or morning also 


The only plan that offers free AT&T mobile to mobile calling is the now defunct $1/day plan. None of the new prepaid plans (aside from the $50 unlimited) gives you free AT&T mobile to mobile. Doesn't matter what time of the day you call.

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