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A surprisingly high number of customers are opting to pay for their own smartphones in monthly installments, avoiding a two-year contract. And that's good news for AT&T.
The AT&T subsidiary lowers prices and raises data buckets for its prepaid plans, and puts a trio of Samsung phones on sale.
The monthly plan, initially launching on four phones, gets you unlimited talk, text, and Web.
Forget contracts, the retailer is offering 30-day unlimited plans that start at $45 per month through Straight Talk Wireless and Net10 Wireless.
A chart in this story listed an incorrect price for AT&T's smartphone fee for 2GB of data under the old plan.