02-04-2014 7:59 PM
Does it? Does the GoPhone offer free roaming withi the U.S? Does the gophone prepaid have the EXACT same coverage and network in the U.S as would a 2-year post paid contract plan have? Years ago, AT&T did NOT allow their prepaid phones to roam, period. This was the advantage of having a contract, because you had a much larger network if you ever traveled and there where no AT&T towers in the area. But now from what I read this has changed, as on the coverage maps the GoPhone now allows roaming and has the exact same coverage as a contract plan does!!! Really?
Is this really true? Can the GoPhone "pick your monthly plan" actually roam for free within the U.S? If so, why would anyone choose to sign a 2 year contract if they get the EXACT same coverage on prepaid, and prepaid is literally HALF cost for the SAME 2G of data?? I don't get it? Am I missing something?
02-05-2014 12:35 AM
02-05-2014 4:53 PM
Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
02-05-2014 6:11 PM - edited 02-05-2014 6:13 PM
Thanks for the replies. If your phone was able to roam onto another network while traveling, then it seems there is zero advantage coverage wise between the two. I always assumed the contract postpaid had a "larger network" because they allowed you to roam onto more partners than prepaid did. But I'm guessing this is no longer the case.
As for the "pre-paid has slower data" is that really true? Is pre-paid 4G LTE speeds really slower than 4G LTE speeds on a post-paid contract?? Like for example, if I had an iPhone 5 on AT&T post-paid contract side by side vs an iPhone 5 on AT&T prepaid, and ran a "Speed Test" side by side, are you saying that the prepaid 4G LTE speeds will be slower?? I never heard of that before, and their website doesn't say anything about prepaid having slower data speeds. Does anyone know for certain what the exact differences is coverage wise/network wise/roaming wise between post-paid contract customers VS pre-paid customers? Like any official sources that list any differences?
As for prepaid phones getting a "weaker signal" and "less priority" are you sure that's true? I have a prepaid AT&T gophone right here, side by side next to my AT&T contract post-paid phone. And the results are actually opposite:
02-07-2014 1:13 AM