Anyone using prepaid as their only line?

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daisydoo

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I've had att prepaid before as a backup but I'm thinking about going just att prepaid with no backups.

Has it been reliable enough for those that use it daily as their only phone line?

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My primary line. No difference in service than postpaid.
 
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I am using AT&T prepaid for my primary line for 10+ years and prepaid about 13+ if you include the providers before that. I am always checking the postpaid options, but they don't make sense for me.

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My wife's like has been on prepaid since 2013, and I've been on since 2017. Just as reliable/unreliable as any postpaid service I ever had.
 
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Since you have an AT&T phone that has passed their validation, might as well use an MVNO. Plenty of others have.
I have used H2O for several years, has been reliable. Haven't noticed any de-prioritization like happens to Tmobile customers sometimes.
Since you use little or no data, the 10c/ mb won't scare you off. $10 every 3 months is a lot cheaper than post paid. Airtime is 5c/min, texts 5c ea.
So if you don't talk for hours on end, Prepaid is a better deal. Also several other MVNO's out there on AT&T.
 
Besides H2O, RedPocket annual plan on GSMA network is $5/mo for 500 MB or $8/Mo for 1GB - see https://www.redpocket.com/plans/annual

Starting June 1 US Mobile will offer AT&T on their "Deathstar" network.

Tracfone would have been great not anymore

Good2Go Mobile had an annual $60 UTT & 1GB


top MVNO for customer service: Consumer Cellular
 
Besides H2O, RedPocket annual plan on GSMA network is $5/mo for 500 MB or $8/Mo for 1GB - see https://www.redpocket.com/plans/annual

Starting June 1 US Mobile will offer AT&T on their "Deathstar" network.

Tracfone would have been great not anymore

Good2Go Mobile had an annual $60 UTT & 1GB


top MVNO for customer service: Consumer Cellular

Adding on, H2o and Consumer Cellular are the only ones on this list that have the same priority data as postpaid Unlimited Premium PL, AT&T's most expensive consumer grade plan. US Mobile will have priority available as an extra charge (the amount to be determined). With AT&T's network struggling in many areas of the country, priority data is a lot more important than it used to be. Here where I live it's the difference between sub-1Mbps and 10Mbps speeds most of the day.
 
I have both of my parents on the $300/yr plan with AT&T and they've had zero issues. They only use ~5GB/mo (dad sometimes ~10-12GB) but even the 1.5Mbps speed limit after is fine for spotify, so the plan has worked well for them.
 
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Discovered prepaid about a year ago and haven't looked back ever. Postpaid is a ripoff in comparison. Saving $$$, SWEET!
 
I've had att prepaid before as a backup but I'm thinking about going just att prepaid with no backups.

Has it been reliable enough for those that use it daily as their only phone line?

Sent from my moto g go using HoFo mobile app
I personally only had a prepaid plan for 2 years, from 1999 to 2001, at $9.99/mo. I used regular prepaid plans from 2001 until 2017, when I switched to a data only cell plan (using Google Voice for calls and texts).

My wife has used only prepaid plans since 2014.

Regarding AT&T specifically, my wife has used AT&T prepaid for the last 4 years, and it's been flawless.
 
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