TechBuzz by AT&T
You Are Here: Home > Buying Guides > An AT&T PREPAID phone & plan may be just right for you

An AT&T PREPAID phone & plan may be just right for you

Smartphones are great for keeping in touch with loved ones, capturing fun memories with friends, and staying up-to-date on your favorite shows. However, the ever-growing cost of a new phone can be a strain on your wallet. Thankfully, AT&T PREPAIDSM has flexible and budget-friendly options to meet your tech needs. Wondering what prepaid means and what types of phones work with prepaid plans? We’ll help you decide if a prepaid phone is right for you.

What is prepaid?

Prepaid cell phones, also known as pay-as-you-go phones, let you pay for phone usage in advance without tying you up in a long-term contract. Because you pay for your plan up front, there are no hidden or overage fees. You can stick to your monthly budget because you already know your monthly costs.

With prepaid plans, you can manage your wireless service online. This makes it easy to pay for your plan, sign up for AutoPay, add lines to your account, and change plans based on your needs.

Signing up for a prepaid plan is simple. Prepaid plans don’t require a credit check or credit history, and with AT&T PREPAID, there are no activation fees or termination fees.


Prepaid phones

AT&T offers a variety of popular prepaid smartphones from top brands. You can score extra savings if you choose a certified-restored phone. AT&T Certified Restored phones are inspected, tested, and reconditioned to like-new condition. So, you can get the new phone you want without the new-phone price. Don’t worry; if you don’t need data or a lot of extra phone features, just get a basic phone for talking and texting.

Also, keep an eye out for limited-time prepaid deals and promotions. Already have a phone or tablet? You can bring your own device if it’s compatible and unlocked.


Is a prepaid plan right for you?

AT&T PREPAID plans are flexible and convenient. Plus, we give you plenty of plan options. You decide how much data you need: Select a monthly plan that includes unlimited data or one that has just the right amount. You can even add more data on your phone, tablet, or hotspot, as you need it.

  • We have simple payment options. You can save time and money with AutoPay, which makes paying for your monthly plan convenient and automatic.
  • You can have up to 5 lines on your account and still benefit from 1 easy monthly payment for all lines. And, we’ll even give you discounts on each line for additional savings.
  • AT&T PREPAID plans offer you the flexibility to change your plans as your needs change. You can add international features for traveling to Mexico and Canada and staying connected to friends and family around the world, add data when you need it, and cancel your plan at any time.



We offer prepaid phones and plans through our AT&T PREPAID products and services. It gives you the freedom of wireless with no credit check, no annual contract, no deposit, no overage fees, and no activation fee. Stay connected with friends and family with unlimited talk and text. Plus, the data you need to surf, play, and stream your favorite entertainment.

For more information, visit the All About AT&T PREPAID community forum page.

[1] AT&T may slow data speeds when the network is congested. Video streaming is limited to 1.5Mbps (standard-definition quality). Additional speed, usage, and other restrictions apply. See plan details at

This article is AT&T sponsored content written by a TechBuzz contributor and AT&T employee. The statements in this article are their own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.

Tamela Drews