AT&T PREPAID℠ Plan Terms
AT&T PREPAID℠ service is subject to these Plan Terms and the AT&T PREPAID Terms of Service located in your AT&T PREPAID device packaging or at att.com/prepaidterms (collectively, "AT&T PREPAID Agreement"). Activation and use of AT&T PREPAID service constitutes acceptance of the AT&T PREPAID Agreement.
For details on availability, charges, restrictions, and conditions on all AT&T PREPAID phone plans and Add-Ons, see the AT&T PREPAID brochure or go to att.com/prepaidplans.
1. AT&T PREPAID Coverage Map.
The coverage map shows the scope of your coverage area. Map depicts an approximation of outdoor coverage. Actual coverage area may differ substantially from area shown on map, as coverage may be affected by terrain, weather, foliage, buildings and other construction, signal strength, customer equipment and other factors which do not allow AT&T to guarantee coverage or network availability. You must be in the AT&T PREPAID coverage area to place or receive calls. Future coverage, if depicted on map, is based on current planning assumptions but is subject to change and may not be relied upon. Your device's display does not indicate the rate you will be charged.
Eligible device required. Plans designed for use on eligible devices as specified in these Plan Terms and the AT&T PREPAID brochure. Unless permitted by plans, a plan designed for one type of device may not be used with another type of device by tethering devices together, by SIM card transfer, or any other means. If you: a) use any AT&T PREPAID service excessively, abusively or fraudulently; b) resell or rebill our Services either alone or as part of any other good or service; c) use a plan with a non-designated device or without all of the required elements of the plan, you agree that AT&T may, at its sole discretion: (1) suspend or terminate your AT&T PREPAID service or your AT&T PREPAID account; (2) remove any element of the plan (voice, data or messaging service) from being used on a non-designated device; or (3) place an appropriate plan on any non-complying device. 900 numbers are not available. Plans, charges, rates and services are subject to change at any time.
Voice usage deducted in full-minute increments with partial minutes rounded up to next full minute at end of each call. Additional charges plus airtime apply to Directory Assistance calls. On certain plans, per-minute charges and/or the plan charge applies to calls made using features including Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3-Way Calling and voicemail access and retrievals, and standard airtime charges apply to 800, 866, 877 and other toll-free calls. Nationwide calling is included within the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, & U.S. Virgin Islands, and to American Samoa, Guam and Mariana Islands. Taxes and other fees: In many jurisdictions, certain recurring fees or taxes will be debited from your account balance as allowed by law. Other taxes, surcharges and fees apply on top of refill denominations. Free calls: 611 calls to AT&T automated customer service, calls to inquire about balances, and 911 emergency calls are free. 611 calls may not work in all areas.
4. Payment and Cancellation.
You must make a payment to your account within 26 days of activation, or your account will be canceled. AT&T PREPAID cards and other account payments are nontransferable and nonrefundable. The *888* command for payment only works with PINS/Cards purchased from AT&T-owned retail stores and select authorized retail locations and may not work on all device types. Amounts deposited into your account expire in accordance with the stated payment denomination expiration period ($10-$24 payments expire in 30 days, $25 to $99 in 90 days, $100 or more in 365 days). Unused account balance forfeited upon expiration. If you are on a monthly plan, the applicable plan charge for each renewal period will automatically be deducted from your account balance at the end of the day (11:59pm Central Time) on your plan's payment due date. Applicable plan charge for any AT&T PREPAID plan is not refundable and not exchangeable, and any unused services of your plan are forfeited if you change to another plan during your plan's period. If your account balance is insufficient to pay the applicable plan charge, you will not be able to use your plan services, data services, or any pay-per-use services until you make a payment to your AT&T PREPAID account with the applicable amount or your plan is renewed. AT&T PREPAID accounts for phone plans, except Emergency Phone, will be canceled 60 days after expiration. AT&T PREPAID accounts for data plans and Emergency Phone will be canceled 365 days after expiration. A new wireless phone number is required to reactivate service once account is canceled. Account balance limit is $700.
5. Monthly Plans and Add-ons.
Monthly plans and Add-Ons good for 30 days at applicable charge. Monthly plans expire at 11:59 p.m. C.S.T. on the 30th day. When you first activate a plan, the day that the plan is activated counts as the first full day and counts towards the first 30 days, so your plan may be less than a full thirty days during first month depending on time of plan activation.
6. Voice, Data & Messaging Services for Mobile Phones.
Availability of specific services, the time period during which services are available, and eligible devices vary depending on the plan. Voice: Nationwide minutes included in plans intended for domestic use only unless on a Monthly plan that includes in-country calls while in Mexico & Canada. Calling from the U.S. includes calling from the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, & U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional charges apply to all other international calls. Unlimited Messaging: Unlimited messaging includes unlimited text, picture and video messages within the U.S., Puerto Rico, & U.S. Virgin Islands (and in Mexico and Canada on plans that include calling while in Mexico & Canada (50% usage in U.S. over three month period of service required)) and to select countries. For a list of countries, go to att.com/prepaidIntlText.
Voice calls, text messages and data usage charged at then prevailing per minute/per message/per usage rates. Pay-per-use data service available only on basic and messaging phones. If using data service on a pay-per-use basis, account balance must be at least $5.
Daily plan includes unlimited nationwide calling and unlimited messaging for a rate charge assessed and paid each day phone is used to make or receive voice calls, including a call to voice mailbox, or send a text or picture/video/sound message. The day for purposes of Daily plan rate charge starts when you make a call, accept an incoming call, or send a message and ends 24 hours later based on when you took action to activate Daily plan. A minimum account balance sufficient to pay Daily plan rate charge required to place or receive first call of the day or send a message. Data: Pay-per-use data service automatically available for basic and messaging phones at then prevailing pay-per-use data rate. A Data Add-On is available for an additional charge for all device types. Once Data Add-On is depleted, basic/messaging phone users will automatically revert to pay-per-use data. To continue using data on a smartphone, customer must purchase another Data Add-On or be restricted to Wi-Fi.
Monthly plans include unlimited nationwide calling and unlimited messaging. Certain Monthly plans may include data service. For plans including calling and messaging in Mexico and Canada, both the number of texts and number of voice minutes used, made or received while in Mexico and Canada cannot exceed 50% of the total number of texts or voice minutes in a month for any consecutive three month period or service may be terminated. Data: Data availability and allotments vary by plan. Certain Monthly plans for smartphones include a high-speed data allowance and, thereafter, unlimited data usage at reduced data speeds of up to 128 Kbps for the rest of the 30-day plan term. Certain Monthly plans for basic and messaging phones include a data allowance at speeds up to 3G and, thereafter, unlimited data usage at reduced data speeds of up to 128 Kbps for the rest of the 30-day plan term. In addition, some AT&T PREPAID data plans may provide data at a maximum speed, as set forth in the plan details. Actual speeds vary by device and location. For specific data allowance and speeds on these plans and other details, see the AT&T PREPAID brochure or go to att.com/prepaidplans. Data Add-On available on certain Monthly plans for an additional cost. Pay-per-use data not available on Monthly plans.
AT&T PREPAID Annual Plan for SpareOne Emergency Phone:
SpareOne Emergency Phone device required. Includes an allotment of nationwide minutes and is good for 365 days upon payment of applicable plan charge. As permitted by law, applicable plan charge for each renewal period is automatically deducted from your account balance at the end of the day (11:59pm Central Time) on your plan's payment due date, which is 365 days from the date service began. Minutes intended for domestic use only. International calls, text messaging, and data service not supported.
7. Data Services for Tablets and Mobile Hotspots.
Data plans may only be used with eligible tablets, stand-alone mobile hotspot devices, and Car Connection device. Data plans include specific data allotments. Unused data allowances do not roll over. International data roaming not available.
8. AT&T PREPAID Wireless Home Services.
AT&T PREPAID Wireless Home Services include Monthly plans for AT&T PREPAID Wireless Home Phone ("WHP") service and AT&T PREPAID Wireless Home Phone & Internet ("WHPI").
911 calls routed based on wireless network automatic location technology. You should expect to provide your location address to the emergency response center responsible for sending first responders (e.g. police, medical assistance, or fire) to your location. WHP Device and Home Base (as defined below) have battery backup power and will work in the event of a power outage. However, a cordless phone connected to the WHP Device or Home Base will not operate during a power outage. To use backup battery power, you must plug a corded phone into the WHP Device or Home Base. Corded or landline phone equipment is not provided with service. For information on testing, storage, battery replacement, service limitations, and warranties, please refer to the device User Manual available at att.com/prepaidHomeService.
AT&T PREPAID WHP ("AT&T PREPAID WHP") Monthly Plan:
AT&T Wireless Home Phone device ("WHP Device") required. AT&T PREPAID WHP service provides voice service only. WHP Monthly plan includes unlimited nationwide calling. Minutes intended for domestic use only. Additional charges apply to international calls. Data service not supported by AT&T PREPAID WHP service. Other compatibility restrictions apply. For details, see AT&T PREPAID Terms of Service.
AT&T PREPAID WHPI ("AT&T PREPAID WHPI") Monthly Plans:
AT&T Home Base ("Home Base") required. AT&T PREPAID WHPI service provides voice and data service. AT&T PREPAID WHPI Monthly plans include unlimited nationwide calling and an allotment of data. Other compatibility restrictions apply. For details, see AT&T PREPAID Terms of Service. Voice: Minutes included are intended for domestic use only. Additional charges apply to international calls. Data: Data allotments vary by plan and allow you to share monthly allotments among up to eleven (11) internet capable devices connected to Home Base. Any unused data allotment does not rollover.
Add-ons good for 30 days. Voice, Data and Messaging Add-Ons contain a specific allotment of voice minutes, data usage, or messages. International Calling Add-Ons contain a specific allotment of voice minutes or reduced pay per minute rates. You must have an active (not expired) plan to purchase or renew an Add-On. If your account balance expires before the last day of the Add-On term, Add-On cannot be used and the remaining time on Add-On will continue to run unless you add money to your account during the remaining days of the Add-On period. An Add-On is depleted when you use the entire allotment. Renew an Add-On before its expiration date and any unused allotment will roll over to your renewed Add-On time period. Unlimited Add-Ons and the East Asia/India and Latin America/Caribbean Add-Ons do not roll over. Standard rates apply if Add-On not renewed after 30 days.
Monthly: When you add a data Add-On to a Monthly plan that includes a data allotment, the use of data will be counted first against your data Add-On instead against the data allotment of your plan. If a Monthly plan includes a data allotment, the unused portion of the data allotment in your plan will remain available for use until the last day of your plan term, provided you deplete your data Add-On. Thus, you should not add a data Add-On to a plan that includes a data allotment until your data allotment is about to be depleted. If you renew your plan during the term of your data Add-On, any data remaining in your data Add-On will continue to be used until the data Add-On expires or is depleted. Daily: A Data Day Pass Add-On for the Daily plan is available for an additional charge. The Data Day Pass Add-On begins at the time you purchase the Add-On and ends 24 hours later. After data Add-On expires or is depleted, usage will be charged according to your underlying plan.
Monthly Messaging Add-Ons:
Includes an allotment of nationwide messages (voice, picture or video) and may be added only to the Pay-Per-Minute plan.
Monthly International Calling Add-ons:
Countries and/or call destinations not included in Add-Ons charged at standard pay-per-use rates for international long distance. For details on pay-per-use charges, go to att.com/prepaidintl. Add-ons with an allotment of minutes may not be purchased more than twice within any 30 day period, or AT&T reserves the right to block international calling and/or suspend or terminate your AT&T PREPAID service. International Add-on: Includes an allotment of minutes from the U.S. to landline and/or mobile numbers in specific countries. For a list of countries, see att.com/prepaidintLD. International Plus Add-on: Includes an allotment of minutes from the U.S. to landline and/or mobile numbers in specific countries. Can only be added to select monthly plans. For a list of countries and details, see att.com/prepaidintlplus. East Asia/India Add-on: Includes unlimited calls from the U.S. to landlines and mobiles in China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea plus reduced pay per minute rates to specific countries in the region. For a list of countries, see att.com/prepaidasia. Can only be added to select monthly plans. Latin America/Caribbean Add-on: Includes reduced pay per minute rates to specific countries in the region. For a list of countries, see att.com/prepaidlatinamerica. Can only be added to select monthly plans. Dominican Republic Add-on: Unlimited calls to landlines and 10¢ per-minute calls to mobile numbers when dialing from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic. Available to select monthly plans only.
AT&T PREPAID WHS International Long Distance Add-on:
Contains an allotment of minutes from the U.S. to specific countries. Can only be added to AT&T PREPAID Wireless Home Phone or Wireless Home Phone & Internet Monthly plans. For a list of countries and details, see att.com/prepaidwirelesshome.
Includes an allotment of nationwide minutes and is good for 30 days. Can only be added to Annual Plan for SpareOne Emergency Phone.
10. Pay-Per-Use Text/Picture/Video Messaging:
You may remove any pay-per-use service by contacting customer service. There is a charge per message sent or received, whether read or unread, delivered or undelivered, solicited or unsolicited.
The absolute capacity of AT&T's wireless data network is limited; consequently, data services may only be used for permitted activities. Pricing and data allowances for data services are device dependent and based on the capabilities and capacity of each device. Data services are designed for use with one of the following device types: (1) Smartphones, (2) basic and messaging phones, (3) tablets (4) stand-alone mobile hotspot devices, (5) AT&T Home Base and (6) Car Connection device. Data only plans are available for use on tablets, stand-alone mobile hotspot devices, and Car Connection devices only. A data service designed for one type of device may not be used with another type of device. Data services and data plans do not allow access to corporate email, company intranet sites, and other business applications. Data speeds are not guaranteed and subject to your device limitations. AT&T may reduce your data throughput speeds at any time or place if your data usage exceeds an applicable, identified usage threshold during any billing cycle. AT&T will provide you with advance notice of the usage threshold applicable to your data plan, or any changes to the applicable usage threshold either by an email, text message or other appropriate means. Data usage is charged in five-kilobyte increments, and actual transport usage is rounded up to the next five kilobytes. Data charges are based on the location of the site receiving and transmitting service and not your location. Mobile broadband, 4G and 4G LTE access requires a compatible device. Data usage applies when using Instant Messaging, and downloading ringtones, games and graphics. In some cases, our network will resend data packets to ensure complete delivery. You will be charged for these re-sent packets. For more details on permitted and prohibited uses of data services, see AT&T PREPAID Terms of Service at www.att.com/prepaidterms.
is included on most AT&T PREPAID plans that have data included or that allow a Data Add-On to be added. Stream Saver allows you to save data by streaming most higher definition video at Standard Definition quality (about 480p) on compatible devices (unless the video provider has opted out). If your plan is eligible for Stream Saver, AT&T will turn it on for you. Check your account online to see if it is turned on. You may then turn it off or back on at any time at att.com/myprepaid. Multi-Line account owners and members manage Stream Saver settings for their own lines. Stream Saver will not recognize all video content. Ability to stream and video resolution may vary and be affected by other factors. See att.com/streamsaver for more details.
Sponsored Data is included in select AT&T PREPAID plans. See att.com/prepaidsponsoreddata. Compatible device with active, eligible plan required. Sponsored Data use does not count toward the high-speed data allowance included in those plans. Available only over AT&T's domestic wireless network. You must have a high-speed data balance still available to initiate a sponsored data session of streaming video. If you need additional high-speed data, a data Add-On is available to purchase. Turning Sponsored Data off does not prevent access to data or any content; it will result in high-speed data usage being charged against your existing plan balance.
is included with select AT&T PREPAID plans. Unlimited Data is for use in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (and in Mexico and Canada on the monthly plans that include calling in Mexico and Canada). For all data usage on the AT&T PREPAID $65 Unlimited plan, customers may temporarily experience reduced speeds during periods of network congestion. For the AT&T PREPAID $85 Unlimited Plus plan, after 22GB of data usage per line per month, customers may temporarily experience reduced speeds during periods of network congestion until the next renewal period. See also the discussion of data speed in Section 6.0 above.
Available for mobile phones on select plans only and only if your plan renews on time. Unused high-speed data (or up to 3G speeds on basic/messaging phones) from your monthly plan allowance rounds up to the nearest MB & carries over for one 30-day renewal period. Unused Rollover Data automatically expires after one renewal period or with any plan change (such as changing data amounts, cancellation or balance expiration). Rollover Data is used after your monthly high-speed plan allowance or any Data Add-On.
Data with Wi-Fi Hotspot/Tethering:
Tethering is a wireless or wired method in which your AT&T PREPAID mobile device is used as a modem or router to provide an internet access connection to other devices, such as laptops, network, tablets, smartphones, other phones, USB modems, network routers, mobile hotspots and other data-capable devices. Unless otherwise specified, monthly plans enable data Wi-Fi hotspot/tethering on smartphones, and you may use such plans for tethering in the U.S., Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands (and in Mexico and Canada on the monthly plans that include calling in Mexico and Canada), subject to your device limitations.
12. International Calling.
Per-minute international long distance charges apply in addition to regular airtime charges unless you purchase an International Calling Add-On with an allotment of minutes or are on a Monthly plan that includes unlimited calling from the U.S. to Mexico and Canada. If on a Monthly plan with an allotment of nationwide minutes, your international long distance calls will not be counted against your voice allotment, but you will be charged 10 cents per minute plus the applicable international long distance charge for your international long distance minutes. See att.com/prepaidintl for a list of available countries, rates and other details.
13. Unlimited Voice Services.
Unlimited voice services are provided for reasonably uninterrupted live dialogue between two individuals. AT&T may, in its sole discretion, terminate your Service or change your plan to one with no unlimited voice usage if AT&T reasonably determines or has a reasonable basis to believe that you are engaged in any of the following prohibited activities: (1) tethering AT&T PREPAID service except as expressly permitted herein; (2) maintaining an open line of communication to provide dispatch or monitoring services; (3) accessing or providing access to multi-party chat line services (separate calls initiated by you but not bridged together); (4) using the Service with a SIM box or SIM server network to generate or simulate voice calls; (5) transmitting broadcasts; (6) transmitting pre-recorded materials; (7) telemarketing; (8) initiating autodialed calls; (9) initiating any other calls or connections that are not for the purposes of uninterrupted live dialog between individuals; (10) using the Service for any fraudulent purpose; or (11) reselling or rebilling the Service either alone or as part of any other good or service).
14. Caller Number ID.
Your wireless number may be displayed on outbound calls to other phones with Caller ID capability. Contact customer service for information on blocking the display of your wireless number.
15. Conference Calling and Call Forwarding.
If your use of conference calling, including any variation thereof, or call forwarding exceeds 750 minutes per month, AT&T may, at its option, impose a 25¢ per minute usage charge for all calling over 750 minutes using one or more of these features, terminate your service or change your plan to one with no unlimited usage components. AT&T will provide notice that it intends to take any of the above actions, and you may terminate the AT&T PREPAID service.
16. Off-net Usage.
For a listing of available off-net and international roaming locations, where per-minute usage or roaming rates apply, go to att.com/prepaid. For any other off-net usage, AT&T may at its option, impose a per minute usage charge or terminate your service. AT&T will provide notice that it intends to take either of the above actions, and you may terminate your service.
17. AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line.
AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line is subject to the AT&T PREPAID Plan Terms set forth above, the AT&T PREPAID Terms of Service, and these additional terms and conditions in section 17 (collectively, "AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line Agreement"). Activation, acceptance of an invitation to join, and/or use of a AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line Account constitutes acceptance of the AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line Agreement. In the event of a conflict between the terms and conditions in this section 17 and the terms and conditions of the AT&T PREPAID Plan Terms and Terms of Service, these terms in section 17 will control. In the event the terms and conditions in this section 17 are silent as to any matter, the AT&T PREPAID Plan Terms and Terms of Service will control.
AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line Account:
To be eligible to activate or join a AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line Account, you must be an existing AT&T PREPAID customer with a basic or smartphone AT&T PREPAID phone plan, and the Account Owner must select an eligible monthly plan for each line on the Multi-Line Account. For details on availability, charges, restrictions, and conditions on eligible phone plans, go to att.com/multiline. AT&T reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of allowable lines on Multi-Line accounts without notice. One payment due date is established for all lines on the Multi-Line Account. If Account Owner Selects a monthly plan for member line ("Member") that is different from Member's current monthly plan, Member may lose access to Add-Ons or services that Member had with prior plan.
Account Owner is responsible for paying monthly plan charges for all lines on the Multi-Line Account. Account Owner may change the monthly plan for each line on the Multi-Line Account a maximum of one time per line, per plan term.
By joining a Multi-Line Account, the Member consents to the disclosure of their customer proprietary network information (CPNI) to the Account Owner as set forth below. Upon accepting an invitation to join a Multi-Line Account, Member will be un-enrolled from Auto Pay, if applicable. Members continue to select and pay for optional Add-Ons or pay-per-use services out of their own AT&T PREPAID account balance.
Plan data pro-ration:
Upon adding Members to the Multi-Line Account, each Member's renewal date is aligned with the Account Owner's renewal date. When a Member is added to the Multi-Line Account during the plan term, the high-speed data allowance for the Member's plan is pro-rated based on the number of days remaining in the term. The high-speed data allowance is also pro-rated any time the Account Owner changes the monthly plan for any line, including the Account Owner's line, after establishing the Multi-Line Account.
CONSENT TO DISCLOSE CUSTOMER PROPRIETARY NETWORK INFORMATION (CPNI), INCLUDING PLAN AND OTHER ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO ACCOUNT OWNER: BY ACCEPTING AN INVITATION TO JOIN AN ACCOUNT OWNER'S MULTI-LINE ACCOUNT OR BY USING AT&T PREPAID SERVICES WHILE PART OF A MULTI-LINE ACCOUNT, THE MEMBER CONSENTS TO DISCLOSURE OF CPNI AS DISCUSSED IN THIS PARAGRAPH. CPNI is information that relates to the type of telecommunications services you currently purchase, how you use them, and the billing information related to those services, including plan, calling details, type of wireless services and other items relating to your wireless telecommunications services. Once a Member joins a Multi-Line account, the Member's AT&T PREPAID account information, including account history, plan information, call detail records, billing information, and voice and data usage information, will be shared with and accessible by the Account Owner of the Multi-Line Account. The Member has the right to restrict the disclosure of the Member's CPNI and other account information to the Account Owner. Restricting disclosure of the Member's CPNI will not affect any other service(s) to which the Member currently subscribes from AT&T, however, it will prevent the Member from being able to join an AT&T PREPAID Multi-Line Account, since this information (CPNI) is necessary for the Account Owner to manage the Multi-Line account. The Member's CPNI authorization is effective until the Member revokes it by removing the Member's line(s) from a Multi-Line Account.
Payment and Balance:
Payment is due immediately to activate Account Owner's service on the Multi-Line Account. Upon adding a Member line to the Multi-Line Account, monthly payment will be due immediately to activate Member's service. A pro-rated credit will be issued to the Account Owner's account for the unused plan term for that Member. A prorated credit may also be issued to the Account Owner for unused days of a monthly plan the Member had prior to joining the Multi-Line Account (one credit per 30 days). Applicable plan charge for each line on the Multi-Line Account for each renewal period will be automatically deducted from the Account Owner's account balance at the end of the day (11:59pm Central Time) on the plan renewal date. The total payment due for all lines must be paid in order to renew service. Applicable plan charge for any AT&T PREPAID plan is not refundable and not exchangeable, and any unused services of the plan are forfeited if the Account Owner changes to another plan during the plan term. If Account Owner's account balance is insufficient to pay the applicable plan charges for all lines on the Multi-Line account, you will not be able to use your plan services, data services, or any pay-per-use services until Account Owner pays their AT&T PREPAID account with the applicable amount and the plans are renewed on all lines. Account balance limit is $700 for consumer Multi-Line Accounts and $700 for small business Multi-Line Accounts. Unused account balance is forfeited upon expiration.
You authorize us to provide CPNI and other account information to the Account Owner, and to allow the Account Owner to make changes to the Multi-Line Account, including new or extended service commitments and the purchase of products and/or services, upon the direction of any person able to provide information we deem sufficient to identify the person as the Account Owner. Such access will include, but is not limited to, the ability to view Multi-Line Account information, make changes to the plans under the Multi-Line Account, perform upgrades, view payment information, etc.
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