AT&T domestic data roaming on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amirite, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    What's the limit? Have any of you ever been warned for going over the limit? What did AT&T say, etc...?

    I'm in East Central Illinois and half of the time I'm roaming on Cellular One's network because AT&T have bad coverage in small towns here. I used about 50mb of data (roaming) the first day I got it, now I'm using quite a bit less, but I'm still a bit worried about what AT&T will say about it.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    i think the rule is that any month you roam more than you stay in the network you get a warning they will boot you
     
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    rjohnstone

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    It's stated in the contract you signed and the TOS.

    And yes, AT&T will boot you if you roam too much.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody here have personal experience with this? 6 megabytes is ridiculous. Also, I don't remember signing anything like that.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    i'm not in the US and domestic roaming sounds ridiculous to me but aren't those iphone data plans unlimited? 20% of unlimited kilobytes is still unlimited, despite the fact they have a 5gb cap of sorts.. that's not n the contract while unlimited data is.

    am I wrong?
     
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    rjohnstone

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    Looks like AT&T just increased the allowable roaming data to 24MB OR 20%, which ever is lesser. That's how they deal with unlimited plans. ;)

    http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/en_US/messaging-internet/media-legal-notices.jsp

    Read your contracts.. yes, you did agree to this.

    AT&T doesn't give a hoot about voice roaming domestically, but they do cap domestic data roaming.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I've used almost 100mb in domestic roaming since wednesday and haven't been warned. The "wireless service agreement" that I digitally signed does not have any mention of this.
    It does say that it "includes by reference" AT&Ts terms of service though.
    I do feel that they should have told me that there is a domestic roaming limit on data.
    What I would like to hear are personal experiences of going over this limit by MR members.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    I've never turned data roaming on on my iPhone. I'm in the US on AT&T, as long as I stay in the country, is there any charge for data roaming? Should I just have it on by default, just in case?
     
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    rjohnstone

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    The data roaming setting in your iPhone is only for international roaming.
    Leave it OFF.
    But just because you're in the US doesn't mean you won't roam.
    AT&T does use partner networks for voice/data in areas they do not have towers setup.
    So it is possible to roam on another carriers network while you're in the US.
    While they won't charge you for domestic data roaming (yet), they will boot you if you roam too much.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    AT&T did. You chose not to listen/read. That's how contracts work. You agree to it if you had the ability to read it even if you chose not to.
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    Personal experience #1
    Personal experience #2 (same thread)
    Personal experience #3
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you trying to tell me what they told me? I got this phone less than 7 days ago and I know what I was told. I also still have the entire wireless agreement that I "signed".*
     
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    jav6454

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    The contract is long, but you can ask the rep to read it. They'll give it to you. It does say they can boot you.
     
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    scaredpoet

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    Well, then you already know don't you? :D

    In any case, you're making a mountain out of a molehill. AT&T will not charge you for domestic roaming; it's part of your plan. If it becomes an issue, they'll send you a letter. Considering the large number of iPhone users out there, and the fact that I've only seen one person have issues with excess roaming, I'd say your chances are good you won't hear a peep.
     

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