Moto X AT&T Questions
If this belongs in the Q&A, I apologize. I figured this is more AT&T-specific than Moto X-specific, thus it would be more appropriate for general discussion.
I am currently on T-Mobile prepaid with my Nexus 4. I went with T-Mobile in order to get HSPA+42 speeds on the N4. I've been waiting on a Google phone with LTE so that I can switch to AT&T and finally have service when I am in a building or traveling outside of the city.
I just purchased a Moto X for AT&T from Swappa. I've never dealt with AT&T before. Their website is less than helpful, so I figured I would turn to the guys who can usually answer my questions clearly and correctly: XDA members.
If I bring my own Moto X, will it be eligible for the prepaid? I assume it would be, but the website seems to want me to purchase a GoPhone along with the service. I don't see an option to BYOD.
Has anyone ever noticed any difference between AT&T prepaid and AT&T contract services? I've heard that some T-Mobile prepaid users get weaker signals and throttled data compared to T-Mobile post-paid, but that was not my experience. If I bring my own phone, is there any benefit to a contract? I'd be looking at $70/mo prepaid vs. $120/mo contract for the same deal.
Does AT&T charge an activation fee or charge for the SIM cards when you BYOD to a prepaid plan? Is there a way to get around this? For example, T-Mobile charges for SIM cards in the store, but I was able to get it free through a promotion on the website.
Will Google Voice voicemail work on AT&T prepaid? I know that it does not work on T-Mobile prepaid. I'm a huge fan of Google Voice for voicemail, and I always used it on my Verizon Androids before moving to the N4 and T-Mobile last year. I've tried doing Google searches on this question, but I get tons of mixed results. A lot of the people answering the question did not even have AT&T prepaid and were simply answering according to instinct. I'd like to hear from someone actually on AT&T prepaid using Google Voice voicemail.
Nexus 7 (2013)