[Ovmsdev] Build environment
lee.howard at mainpine.com
Fri Jun 13 01:00:11 HKT 2014
Here is the GoPhone plan to which I signed-up:
nationwide calls, pay per use data
and pay per use text (or add
Messaging Packages available for 10¢/minute plan.
$19.99 for Unlimited, $9.99 for 1,000 Messages and $4.99 for 200 Messages
Pay-Per-Use Rates: Domestic Text - 20¢ per message sent/received,
International text - 25¢ per message sent/20¢ per message received
Domestic Picture/Video - 25¢ per message sent/received, International
Picture/Video - 50¢ per message sent/25¢ per message received
Data - 1¢/5 kb (Basic & Quick Messaging phones only). Pay per use data
is not available for smartphones
The bit about pre-paying $10/mo or $100/yr is here:
* *Buy a GoPhone Refill card* at AT&T wireless stores or any one of
more than 200,000 retail locations. Many cards will prompt you to
refill right on your phone using the card PIN. Otherwise, you can
also add the value online <https://www.paygonline.com/websc/index.jsp>.
o Refill cards have varying expiration dates. $10 to $24 refill
cards expire in 30 days; $25 to $99 expire in 90 days and $100
and higher expire in 1 year.
So because I paid $100 up-front I have 1 year to use that up in the plan
fees (OVMS will use texting and data only). If I limit this OVMS module
to very little texting (mostly using it for start-up configuration) I
should come-in under $100 data usage in the year.
Recognize that you have to take a phone in with you (not a smart phone)
or buy one of their phones that are not "smart" for this package. Then
take the SIM out and put it into the OVMS module.
If you talk to them about OVMS and such then some staff will consider it
like a "tablet" or a "mobile hotspot", and then you end up in a
On 06/11/2014 09:54 PM, phil hochstetler wrote:
> I walked into my local AT&T store and tried exactly that. They told me
> you cannot get that deal anymore. The cheapest go phone deal was more
> than $20/month.
> Phil H.
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Lee Howard <lee.howard at mainpine.com
> <mailto:lee.howard at mainpine.com>> wrote:
> On 06/11/2014 09:37 AM, phil hochstetler wrote:
> They are a AT&T reseller but have very nice terms for our
> limited use (much better than going to AT&T directly). $11.88
> / month for 200 text messages and 20 MB of data (1000 text and
> 100 MB data only costs $14.25). These prices are with the
> AARP 5% discount.
> A minimal AT&T GoPhone with text and data pay-as-you-go is
> $10/month or $100/year (prepaid). You can get that just by
> walking into an AT&T store. At $100/yr that's $8.34/mo.
> Just sayin'.
> *Lee Howard*
> *Mainpine, Inc. Chief Technology Officer*
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