Dallas - AT&T plans an Oct. 12 launch of its first monthly unlimited-use prepaid plan for cellular users.
The carrier added a $60/month Unlimited Talk and Text plan to its GoPhone prepaid plans, allowing unlimited nationwide calling, texting, instant messaging and video messaging to anyone within the U.S. It also offers unlimited texting, IM, and picture and video messaging to anyone in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and more than 100 other countries.
Other carriers and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) have launched unlimited prepaid plans this year, including Boost Mobile, which offers a $50/month plan with unlimited voice, text and mobile web.
AT&T's other prepaid GoPhone plans include pay-as-you-go packages, one of which offers unlimited nationwide calling for $3/day. The charge applies only on days when users make or receive voice calls.