Prepaid crosses borders

AT&T boosts data, adds Mexico calling to GoPhone plans

Customers on AT&T’s GoPhone plans will see a substantial increase in their monthly data allotments starting Friday, and those who subscribe to the $60 prepaid plan can also start making calls to Mexico for free.

On February 20, the $45 GoPhone plan’s data bucket will increase from 1GB to 1.5GB a month, and the $60 plan’s bucket will grow from 2.5GB to 4GB. Customers on both plans already get unlimited texting to Mexico and other countries, but starting Friday $60 plan subscribers will also get unlimited calls to landline and mobile numbers in Mexico.

[company]AT&T[/company] has been upping the benefits offer by both its prepaid service brands recently. In January, Cricket Wireless boosted data allotments across its cheaper service tiers and began offering a limited-time 20GB plan for $60 a month. It also made unrestricted voice calls to Mexico standard on Cricket plans of $50 or more.

Ma Bell’s addition of cross-border calling to the mix is a direct result of its acquisition spree in Mexico and its subsequent promise to create a unified North American mobile footprint. AT&T still hasn’t made Mexico features standard on its regular contract and family plans, though it does offer a $5 a month add-on that will give unlimited voice calls to that country.