AT&T Prepaid

in 2022: 11 Things To Know Before You Sign Up

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1. What is

AT&T Prepaid

?

2. What are

AT&T Prepaid

's plans?

1. What is

AT&T Prepaid

?

With affordable plans, fast data speeds, and no APN settings to configure, AT&T Prepaid offers some of the better plans on the AT&T network.
AT&T Prepaid plan features and starting price

2. What are

AT&T Prepaid

's cell phone plans?

AT&T Prepaid
offers the following cell phone plans that start as low as $
25
per month:
AT&T Prepaid 8GB Annual
: $
25
for
8GB
data
AT&T Prepaid 5GB
: $
30
for
5GB
data
AT&T Prepaid 8GB 3 Months
: $
33
for
8GB
data
AT&T Prepaid 15GB
: $
40
for
15GB
data
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited
: $
50
for
Unlimited
data
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plus
: $
50
for
Unlimited
data
You can see more details about each of
AT&T Prepaid
's plans here:
No plans have been entered into our database yet.

3. Does

AT&T Prepaid

offer family plans?

Yes,
AT&T Prepaid
offers the following family plans to choose from:
No,
AT&T Prepaid
does not offer family plans at this time. Each plan will need to be on its own separate account.
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
2
$
40
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plus
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
2
$
50
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
22GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
10GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
3
$
39
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plus
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
3
$
53
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
22GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
10GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
4
$
35
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plus
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
4
$
50
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
22GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
10GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
5
$
33
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plus
VZ
ATT
SP
Dish
T-Mo
5
$
48
/person
Unlimited
per person
per person
22GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
No
Streaming
480p
Streaming
720p
Streaming
1080p
Streaming
HD
Streaming
4K
Streaming
Unconfirmed
Streaming
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
10GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Calling
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM

4. Does

AT&T Prepaid

offer plans for tablets, smartwatches, or hotspot devices?

AT&T DataConnect Pass Auto Renew 20
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
20.0
/mo.
1GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T Prepaid Data Plan 25
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
25.0
/mo.
20GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T DataConnect Pass 30
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
30.0
/mo.
2GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T DataConnect Pass Auto Renew 35
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
35.0
/mo.
25GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T Prepaid Data Plan 35
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
35.0
/mo.
15GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T DataConnect Pass 40
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
40.0
/mo.
25GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T Prepaid Data Plan 55
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
55.0
/mo.
100GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
AT&T DataConnect Pass Auto Renew 55
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
55.0
/mo.
7GB
LTE
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
 / 
Tablet & Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data

6. What network does

AT&T Prepaid

use?

AT&T Prepaid
uses
AT&T
to provide coverage.

Verizon coverage information

RootMetrics currently ranks Verizon as having the #1 best coverage and data speeds across the United States with an overall performance score of 96.0.

Verizon’s LTE bands are 2, 4, 5, 13, 46, 48, and 66.

Verizon’s 5G bands are n260 and n261.

You want to make sure your phone has as many compatible bands as possible for the best coverage, data speeds, and performance on the Verizon network. The primary bands Verizon uses are marked in bold.

Check Verizon coverage in your area by using Verizon's official coverage map, or by using a third-party map like RootMetrics. RootMetrics aggregates speed test data reported by its users to create its own independent coverage map of the Verizon network.

Verizon coverage map as reported by RootMetrics
Verizon coverage map as reported by RootMetrics


AT&T coverage information

RootMetrics currently ranks AT&T as having the #2 best coverage and data speeds across the United States with an overall performance score of 95.6.

AT&T’s LTE bands are 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, and 66.

AT&T’s 5G bands are n5 and n260.

You want to make sure your phone has as many compatible bands as possible for the best coverage, data speeds, and performance on the AT&T network. The primary bands AT&T uses are marked in bold.

Check AT&T coverage in your area by using AT&T's official coverage map, or by using a third-party map like RootMetrics. RootMetrics aggregates speed test data reported by its users to create its own independent coverage map of the AT&T network.

AT&T coverage map as reported by RootMetrics.
AT&T coverage map as reported by RootMetrics.


T-Mobile coverage information

RootMetrics currently ranks T-Mobile as having the third best coverage and data speeds across the United States with an overall performance score of 90.3.

T-Mobile's LTE bands are 2, 4, 12, 25, 26, 41, 66, and 71.

T-Mobile's 5G bands are n41, n71, n260, and n261.

You want to make sure your phone has as many compatible bands as possible for the best coverage, data speeds, and performance on the T-Mobile network. The primary bands T-Mobile uses are marked in bold.

Check T-Mobile coverage in your area by using T-Mobile's official coverage map, or by using a third-party map like RootMetrics. RootMetrics aggregates speed test data reported by its users to create its own independent coverage map of the T-Mobile network.

T-Mobile coverage map created by RootMetrics
T-Mobile coverage map as reported by RootMetrics


7. What features does

AT&T Prepaid

support?

Visual Voicemail
See your voicemail messages displayed in a visual format.
MMS
Send and receive group and picture messages.
Personal Hotspot
Share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, and other devices.
Personal Hotspot

Add-ons available. Share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, and other devices.
Wi-Fi Calling
Make calls over a WiFi connection. Works even in areas with no service.
VoLTE
Experience better audio quality calls.
Domestic Roaming
Your phone will roam on partner networks in the U.S. in areas your carrier doesn't provide coverage.
International Calling

Make calls from within the United States to other countries.
International Calling
Add-ons available. Make calls from the United States to other countries at affordable rates.
International Data Roaming

Roam on partner networks while abroad for cellular data connectivity.
International Data Roaming
Add-ons available. Roam on partner networks while abroad for cellular data connectivity.
Multi-Line Discount
Save money by activating multiple lines on this plan.

Account Manager

Add multiple lines under your account to easily manage billing.

eSIM
Activate this plan on the built-in eSIM on newer smartphones.
5G
5G Access
Enjoy fast speeds and lower latency over 5G.

What features does

AT&T Prepaid

NOT support?

Visual Voicemail

Not supported. You'll have to dial your voicemail  to listen to your new voicemail messages.

MMS

Not supported. You won't be able to send or receive group messages or picture messages.

Personal Hotspot

Not supported. You won't be able to share your mobile data with other devices.

WiFi Calling

Not supported. You'll need a network connection to make and receive phone calls.

VoLTE

Not supported. Calls will be routed over their regular frequencies for standard audio quality.
Domestic Roaming

Not supported. Your phone won't switch to partner networks in areas with poor reception.

International Calling
Not supported. You won't be able to make calls to other countries.
International Data Roaming

Not supported. You'll only be able to use your plan from within the U.S.
Multi-Line Discount

There are no group discounts available for this plan.
Account Manager

Not supported. Each line will need its own account and will be treated separately.

eSIM

Not supported. A physical SIM card is required to activate this plan.
5G
5G Access
Not supported. This carrier uses 4G LTE for coverage and performance.

8. What phones work on

AT&T Prepaid

?

Most phones that are unlocked will work on
AT&T Prepaid
.
An unlocked phone means it isn't tied to any carrier, contract, or financing agreement. Consider contacting your current carrier to see if your phone is unlocked, or what the steps are to request to have it unlocked.
You can also consider purchasing an unlocked phone below that is compatible with
AT&T Prepaid
:

9. Does

AT&T Prepaid

support international calling or international data roaming?

10. What plan add-ons does

AT&T Prepaid

have?

5GB Hotspot Data
- $
10
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

Data from your mobile hotspot data Add-On is used before the hotspot data included in your plan. This Add-on allows you to connect compatible devices to the internet using your phone. It is recommended that you use all or most of the hotspot data in your plan before buying a mobile hotspot Add-On.AT&T broadband info is available at att.com/broadbandinfo .

Compatible with the following plans:
International
- $
10
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

250 Minutes of calling from the U.S. to landlines in over 70 other countries including Mexico, Canada, China, and India. If your plan includes unlimited calling to Mexico and you add an international Add-On, calls to Mexico will not be deducted from your international Add-On.

Compatible with the following plans:
International Plus
- $
15
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

Unlimited calls to 85 countries, and reduced per-minute rates to over 140 other countries . Applicable per-minute calling rates extra. Standard rates apply if Add-On is not renewed after 30 days.

Compatible with the following plans:
International Travel
- $
35
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

With Mobile Insurance, you get:

  • Protection against loss, theft, damage, and out-of-warranty malfunction
  • 2 claims max. in a 12-month period for 1 device
  • Device replacement as soon as the next day
  • $49 cracked screen repair
  • Screen repair for eligible phones in select areas as soon as the same day (may not be available for newer device models)

*Premiums, deductibles, coverage limitations, and other restrictions apply. Review legal disclaimers before signing up.

Compatible with the following plans:
Personal Cloud 250GB
- $
3
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

The 250GB Add-on provides up to 250GB of storage when using the AT&T Personal Cloud app. The app provides a way to safely store and protect valuable mobile content in the cloud. Through the app, customers can backup, sync, restore, access, create, and share their content.

Add-On will automatically renew each month at the then prevailing rate (currently $2.99/mo.) unless you cancel, and you authorize AT&T to deduct that amount from your prepaid account balance each month. You can elect not to Auto Renew by going to “Add-Ons” and managing your Auto Renew setting anytime through att.com/myprepaid . For more info go to att.com/prepaidcloud .

Compatible with the following plans:
Personal Cloud 2TB
- $
10
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

The 2TB Add-on provides up to 2TB of storage when using the AT&T Personal Cloud app. The app provides a way to safely store and protect valuable mobile content in the cloud. Through the app, customers can backup, sync, restore, access, create, and share their content.

Add-On will automatically renew each month at the then prevailing rate (currently $9.99/mo.) unless you cancel, and you authorize AT&T to deduct that amount from your prepaid account balance each month. You can elect not to Auto Renew by going to “Add-Ons” and managing your Auto Renew setting anytime through att.com/myprepaid . For more info go to att.com/prepaidcloud .

Compatible with the following plans:
Personal Cloud 500GB
- $
5
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

The 500GB Add-on provides up to 500GB of storage when using the AT&T Personal Cloud app. The app provides a way to safely store and protect valuable mobile content in the cloud. Through the app, customers can backup, sync, restore, access, create, and share their content.

Add-On will automatically renew each month at the then prevailing rate (currently $4.99/mo.) unless you cancel, and you authorize AT&T to deduct that amount from your prepaid account balance each month. You can elect not to Auto Renew by going to “Add-Ons” and managing your Auto Renew setting anytime through att.com/myprepaid . For more info go to att.com/prepaidcloud .

Compatible with the following plans:
Purchase Blocker
- $
0
/day
/week
/month

From AT&T’s website:

Add Purchase Blocker to your AT&T PREPAID account to block the purchase of any premium services (i.e. apps, games, alert services, etc.) that can be deducted from your AT&T PREPAID account. Purchase Blocker does not restrict credit card purchases from app stores. To remove Purchase Blocker from your account, call 611 or 800-901-9878.

Compatible with the following plans:

11. How do you contact

AT&T Prepaid

customer service?

Should you sign up for

AT&T Prepaid

?

Who is

AT&T Prepaid

best for?

Who is

AT&T Prepaid

not a good fit for?

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