At&T Wireless - What Have They To Offer

By: Martin Smith

In the confusing world of cell phone carriers, finding the rightcarrier and the right plan to fill your needs can be a dauntingtask. One carrier that stands out, and has nationwide namerecognition is AT&T Wireless. A major problem for cell phoneusers is poor coverage outside of major urban areas likeAtlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans orWashington D.C. However AT&T uses a new Technology Time DivisionAccess (TDMA is also used by Cingular). Analog roaming servicesare available almost everywhere in the U.S.

Calling plans with AT&T start as low as $39.95 s month. Thisplan allows 450 daytime minutes and unlimited night and weekendminutes. What AT&T customers really seem to enjoy are suchfeatures as the AT&T Connect or Teleconcierge. Operators quicklyfind numbers for anyplace, anywhere in the U.S., makereservations for you, get local movie times, and call back toconfirm your dinner reservations. Other unique services includestock quotes, event listings, weather reports, and dailyhoroscopes.

One increasingly popular type of cell phone plan is pre-paidcalling plans. AT&T offers the Go Phone with pre-paid plans,free unlimited night and weekend minutes, no contracts to sign,no credit check or activation fee, or deposit. They also offerFree 2 Go Wireless Solutions, also pre-paid with no contracts orcredit checks. However the Go Phone plan gives you the unlimitedfree off prime minutes, lower per minute prices, wider choice ofAT&T cell phones, and more choices of AT&T ring tones, andchoices in payment options. For instance you can even set up aplan to have your credit or debit card to automatically add toyour account when the minutes get low. The AT&T Go Phone planalso offers lower international dialing rates to its Go Phonecustomers.

Recently AT&T began to offer a new type of digital phone serviceknown as GSM/GPRS, which provides a true 56 kilobyte per secondinternet connection speed for lap top computers hooked up to theGSM phone line or that use a GSM plug in cord. Remember thoughthat the rates for this service is high with 400 voice minutesand one megabyte of data transmission can add $50.00 to yourregular monthly bill. AT&T's numerous plans, versatile paymentoptions and TDMA and GSM technology have helped placed AT&T nearthe top of successful cellular phone carriers.

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