AT&T iPhone 5S Grandfathered Unlimited Data!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nitropowered, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2003
    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)
  2. macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    was it rumored to go away? I still have mine on my 5 and hopefully still have it next year.
  3. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    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.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2008
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    Confirmed here too. What made you think it wouldn't stay Grandpa'd?
  6. macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    did an early upgrade (5 to 5s) and it still said unlimited data for me
  7. macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    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.
  8. macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    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).
  9. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Thanks for the news but we all knew that and were upgrading for years while keeping our unlimited iPhone data plan on AT&T.
  10. macrumors 68040


    The day ATT eliminates my grandfathered unlimited data, I'll be switching over to T-Mobile.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013

    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. :rolleyes:
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    But you realize that the unlimited data is capped at 5GB for LTE speeds, right?
  14. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2003
    Subsidized cost. I used a different line to upgrade to a 5 last year.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    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.


    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.
  16. macrumors 68040


    I'm in a major market. Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile are all great here.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    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.
  18. macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2011
    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
  19. macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Not capped. It begins throttling at 5GB. You still have unlimited data, aka no overage charges.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    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.

    Attached Files:

  21. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    That's not really saying much. You can do 163GB a month stuck at their 0.5Mb throttling speed.
  22. macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2011
    What city are you in?
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    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.


    Seattle, but I have no issues anywhere in this state.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Are you sure it's 5GB, I thought it was at 3? Did they raise it? I hope so.
  25. macrumors 68040


    3gb for 3G

    5gb for LTE

Share This Page