Product Overview: PureTalk USA AT&T MVNO (Cellular Data Plans)

PureTalk USA is an AT&T MVNO offering smartphone plans with tetherable data buckets.

AT&T is the second-largest carrier and is a formidable rival and a great complement to Verizon for us nomads.

AT&T’s LTE network lags Verizon in coverage and speed, but AT&T’s older 3G and 4G networks have great coverage and speeds that blow Verizon’s legacy 3G out of the water.

There are plenty of locations we have been where the best Verizon can manage is 3G or very weak or overloaded LTE. Sometimes in those locations AT&T ends up delivering a much better overall experience.

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Policies & Perks:

  • Domestic Roaming: PureTalk USA coverage maps only include service on AT&T's natively owned towers. There is no roaming allowance within the US.
  • Throttling/Network Management: All data is at full speed up to the plan's data cap. Once data cap is reached, speeds are slowed to 128kbps.
  • International: None.
  • Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes
  • Data Roll Over: None, unused data is lost at the end of the prepaid period.
  • Overage Charges: There are no overage charges on prepaid plans. Once you use your data, data service continues at throttled speeds (128kbps) until your next refill.
  • Streaming: No streaming services are provided.
  • Unlimited: No unlimited plans are offered.
  • Device Lock/Unlock Policy:  Pure TalkUSA will, upon request, unlock Pure TalkUSA mobile phones no later than one year after initial activation, for customers that are in full compliance with Pure TalkUSA's Terms of Service.

Testing Status: We do not keep a prepaid AT&T plan in our testing arsenal.

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Quick Take

If keeping connected is important to you in your travels, AT&T is a worthwhile part of your setup. Pure Talk USA offers data capped plans with hotspot capabilities.

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