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    AT&T GoPhone $2/Day Plan ripoff

    It doesn't seem right that I get charged $2 when using my AT&T prepaid on the $2/day plan with WiFi calling, since I'm not using their wireless network. Any opinions out there?

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    You are using their phone #. Not theirs? Try using it without a carrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vev1946 View Post
    It doesn't seem right that I get charged $2 when using my AT&T prepaid on the $2/day plan with WiFi calling, since I'm not using their wireless network. Any opinions out there?
    You are still using their backbone (wired network). How do you think your phone call is routed to the destination? Still via AT&T backbone (that connects to other carries backbones). There is no longer phone->cell tower hop but the rest is still the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vev1946 View Post
    It doesn't seem right that I get charged $2 when using my AT&T prepaid on the $2/day plan with WiFi calling, since I'm not using their wireless network. Any opinions out there?
    If you just want to keep a phone number for use on cheap Wifi Calling only, you should look into Textnow: https://www.textnow.com/freewireless...AaAqptEALw_wcB

    I use their app on my tablet at home. Its my home landline. The number stays with me as long as I make a call or text every month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheapCharlie View Post
    If you just want to keep a phone number for use on cheap Wifi Calling only, you should look into Textnow: https://www.textnow.com/freewireless...AaAqptEALw_wcB

    I use their app on my tablet at home. Its my home landline. The number stays with me as long as I make a call or text every month.
    I like Textnow's free wi-fi phone number service. I've had a Textnow number on a no-sim, wi-fi phone for a long time time now. Their texting app isn't the best (too many ads). I don't mind their calling app even though it does show me an ad at the end of every completed call.

    You do need to make that one call a month as mentioned by CheapCharlie. They send a reminder and if you don't make that call, they're aggressive about purging the number.

    In fact, when you set up a number for the first time, they purge the number if you don't use it within the first week. I have lost many numbers in the first week!

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    Yes, all those reasons are why I mentioned TextNow in my earlier reply to the question. But Google Voice is even better, which is why I mentioned Google Voice before TextNow.

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