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Shortly after unlashing the Sony Xperia TL today, AT&T announced the Huawei Fusion 2 and a new prepaid data plan. You can now get 1 GB of data for $65/month, which includes unlimited texting across over 100 countries. According to the press release, that's $10 cheaper than previous 1 GB plan, but their current prepaid plans listing shows that you can get unlimited data, calling and texting for $50/month. Maybe it has tighter phone eligibility than this new plan, but at least the old $50 and $25 plans are sticking around. In any case, here's a run-down of the entry-level Huawei-made Fusion 2.

  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 3.5-inch 320 x 480 display
  • 800 MHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 1400 mAh battery with 5 hours talk time

Anyone interested in picking up the Fusion 2 GoPhone can find it in the AT&T online store for $99.99. How many of you guys are prepaid customers on AT&T? Any thoughts on the new data plan?

Source: PRNewswire

AT&T Launches New, Affordable Prepaid Smartphone Rate Plan

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Oct. 7, AT&T* GoPhone® smartphone customers will have a new rate plan option.  The new Monthly Unlimited Plan with Data offers unlimited talk and text, with 1 GB of data for $65 per month.  Unlimited text messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 other countries is also included.

This new plan is specially designed for smartphone users, and saves them $10 per month compared to previously available options.

The $50 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text and the $25 monthly plan with 250 minutes and unlimited nationwide text with optional data packages will continue to be available to smartphone customers.
Launching in conjunction with this new smartphone rate plan is AT&T GoPhone's newest Android device, AT&T Fusion™ 2, which lets customers enjoy the convenience of a smartphone with email, apps and web access for only $99.

"As more of our prepaid customers choose smartphones, we wanted to offer them a rate plan that meets their needs while still being an excellent value," said Judy Cavalieri, vice president – Voice and Prepaid Products, AT&T.  "We're excited to offer this new option to our growing base of smartphone customers to give them a better smartphone experience while keeping their budget in check."

AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 220,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements.  Most AT&T smartphone customers, including Fusion 2 customers, get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.

More information on AT&T GoPhone prepaid rate plans can be found at http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/prepaidplans.html.


*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

 
There are 17 comments

flashpanda says:

The 50 dollar plan is for non smartphones

kullkid92x says:

i know this is low-end but why ginger bread? seriously what does it cost them to put ICS on there? ginger bread is hurting android. i know several customers who think android is choppy, laggy, and un reliable because of the OS. if only they gave it another chance and tried a phone with ICS. too late they want an iphone now -___- see what i mean?

AliffXL says:

You really think that ICS would preform flawlessly on this phone with pretty mundane specs?????

I think that even if you put ICS on this phone, there would be no change of opinion from customers because ICS is going to lag on this thing worse then Gingerbread.

DWR_31 says:

Almost the same specs as my 2 year old Moto Cliq XT, except for dual-core.

This is not a smart phone. This is a phone with smart features.
What a shame.

I'm paying $45 for unlimited everything.

MERCDROID says:

I hear that. It makes no sense to go with this "deal" when you can go with straight talk or another prepaid provider, save more money, and get a much better smart phone.

Right on brother :)

DRTigerlilly says:

What phone would you get for that price point?

Ooo okay then....

icebike says:

Unlashing....

ilkhan says:

$65 isn't low enough to gain them many savvy pre-paid customers. Those customers will stick with straight talk at $45/mo.

A typical prepaid voice plan offers 80 minutes (at 25c/min) for $20, good for 90 days, and minutes roll over when you add more money. Somebody should sell a prepaid data plan that offers 1GB for $20-30, good for 90 days, and MBs roll over when you add more money.

toeheadalso says:

With AT&T's prepaid plans the voice minutes don't roll-over even if you add money before the due date. There data plans do however roll-over if you add money before the due date. Up to a approximate 3 gig ceiling. Go figure!

patruns says:

Looks like an old Nokia XM5800. Specs looks about the same too.

carraser891 says:

hard to believe this has the same specs minus the screen and camera as the iPhone 4S lmao

Not everything's about specs bro.

I_wanna_Know says:

Can you dowload music if you have a 50 dollar plan to the at&t fusion 2??