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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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AT&T iPhone 5S Grandfathered Unlimited Data!

I will happily announce that for all of you clinging to the Unlimited Data plan, it will still grandfather over to the 5S. I upgraded from a 5. I did a full subsidized upgrade (paid 299 for my 32gb)
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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was it rumored to go away? I still have mine on my 5 and hopefully still have it next year.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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I didn't think this was ever a question on AT&T. They've yet to announce when they'll opt to force you into their new plans like VZW has.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Confirmed here too. What made you think it wouldn't stay Grandpa'd?
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 09:24 AM   #6
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did an early upgrade (5 to 5s) and it still said unlimited data for me
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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Honestly I use about 1 GB a month of my unlimited, so it would be silly for AT&T to get rid of the grandfather status.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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I will happily announce that for all of you clinging to the Unlimited Data plan, it will still grandfather over to the 5S. I upgraded from a 5. I did a full subsidized upgrade (paid 299 for my 32gb)
How did you get the fully subsidized price instead of the early upgrade price ($550 for 32gb) if upgrading from iPhone 5 (just a year ago).
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 03:37 PM   #9
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Thanks for the news but we all knew that and were upgrading for years while keeping our unlimited iPhone data plan on AT&T.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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The day ATT eliminates my grandfathered unlimited data, I'll be switching over to T-Mobile.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:06 PM   #11
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I will happily announce that for all of you clinging to the Unlimited Data plan, it will still grandfather over to the 5S. I upgraded from a 5. I did a full subsidized upgrade (paid 299 for my 32gb)
What?

Why would you think it would go away. I have changed phones with ATT several times and there is no question about keeping my unlimited plan.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:07 PM   #12
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Thanks a lot VERIZON!
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:09 PM   #13
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How did you get the fully subsidized price instead of the early upgrade price ($550 for 32gb) if upgrading from iPhone 5 (just a year ago).
Subsidized cost. I used a different line to upgrade to a 5 last year.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:09 PM   #14
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I will happily announce that for all of you clinging to the Unlimited Data plan, it will still grandfather over to the 5S. I upgraded from a 5. I did a full subsidized upgrade (paid 299 for my 32gb)
But you realize that the unlimited data is capped at 5GB for LTE speeds, right?
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:11 PM   #15
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The day ATT eliminates my grandfathered unlimited data, I'll be switching over to T-Mobile.
You will be back to att in no time like many others if this happens. T mobiles network is complete garbage in most areas. Don't you read the forums? :-)


Keep in mind you are being spoiled right now with the fastest lte network in the US.

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But you realize that the unlimited data is capped at 5GB for LTE speeds, right?
No it's not! At least not in Seattle. I go over it ALL the time and will happily provide screenshots. They don't throttle me and a ton of other people I know with att in Seattle.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:12 PM   #16
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I'm in a major market. Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile are all great here.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:13 PM   #17
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I'm in a major market. Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile are all great here.
I'm in Seattle, about 10 minutes from to mobile headquarters, and everyone with t mobile here says its horrible. But yeah, Maybe it's good in your area but people usually won't admit the service sucks when they switched in frustration etc.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:14 PM   #18
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I dont understand this plan, i have 4s, 3g i go through 5-6gb monthly, sometimes I get throttled at 4-5gb, sometimes I never do, one month I got throttled at 3gb. I think its area specific and how much data people are using, if the towers are free i think they throttle less. 2 years and i've been throttled like 3 times? annoying when it does, but so rarely that i dont really care. is edge faster than 3g or no? so if your throttled on lte, maybe it will be 3g speed still
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:17 PM   #19
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But you realize that the unlimited data is capped at 5GB for LTE speeds, right?
Not capped. It begins throttling at 5GB. You still have unlimited data, aka no overage charges.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:19 PM   #20
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Here is my recent history. They haven't throttled me. I have a friend who claims she uses 30+ gB and they don't throttle her either.

Could be location based but I think they backed off the throttling because the network is so much better now.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:24 PM   #21
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Here is my recent history. They haven't throttled me. I have a friend who claims she uses 30+ gB and they don't throttle her either.

Could be location based but I think they backed off the throttling because the network is so much better now.
That's not really saying much. You can do 163GB a month stuck at their 0.5Mb throttling speed.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:26 PM   #22
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Here is my recent history. They haven't throttled me. I have a friend who claims she uses 30+ gB and they don't throttle her either.

Could be location based but I think they backed off the throttling because the network is so much better now.
What city are you in?
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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That's not really saying much. You can do 163GB a month stuck at their 0.5Mb throttling speed.
Trust me, I would notice the speed throttling because it's happened to me before back when the 5 came out. When it first came out, everyone is playing with their toys and clogging the network. I think they throttled early on to allow everyone the ability to even use the network. Then, as people got used to it and stopped consuming so much, they slowly brought it back to normal.

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What city are you in?
Seattle, but I have no issues anywhere in this state.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 06:42 PM   #24
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Not capped. It begins throttling at 5GB. You still have unlimited data, aka no overage charges.
Are you sure it's 5GB, I thought it was at 3? Did they raise it? I hope so.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 06:46 PM   #25
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Are you sure it's 5GB, I thought it was at 3? Did they raise it? I hope so.
3gb for 3G

5gb for LTE
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