Advice on changing AT&T Plan...

AMTYVLE

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Hey Guys. Need some advice on which plan to upgrade to. I currently have the AT&T Mobile Share Value 5GB with Rollover Data plan for the last year. I pay $70 a month total; receiving a 25% corp discount a month as well. I've been using a lot more data the past few months and want to upgrade my plan. When comparing new plans against my current plan I just don't know which to go with....

Do I go with the AT&T Unlimited Choice Data plan (single line) for $65.00 a month plus taxes, fees, etc. and lose my 25% Corp discount a month OR should I avoid the Unlimited plans and just upgrade to let's say....the 10GB Mobile Share Advantage plan for $80.00 a month (with my 25% corp. discount). I kind of don't need the Unlimited Data plans, but it would be nice to have. I think I would be happy with the 10GB/month data plan. I'm just having trouble deciding on which is better for the price/which plan is worth it.

Also, if you go with any of their Unlimited Data plans, you lose any Corp. Discount.

What would you do?

Thanks in advance.
 
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boltjames

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Before you get to price, you need to come to grips with speed.

The Unlimited Choice plan is only 3MBPS which is archaically slow. Are you sure you can live with it?

BJ
 
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jetsam

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With Unlimited Choice, you lose the ability to tether. I almost never use tethering - but when I do, I really need it.
 

jhearty99

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Before you get to price, you need to come to grips with speed.

The Unlimited Choice plan is only 3MBPS which is archaically slow. Are you sure you can live with it?

BJ
I honestly dont know who in their right minds would choose this plan. I would imagine most who choose this plan have no idea about the data speed.

Also, just to clarify, its 3mbps and not 3MBps. 3MBps would actually be reasonable.
 

Givmeabrek

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I honestly dont know who in their right minds would choose this plan. I would imagine most who choose this plan have no idea about the data speed.

Also, just to clarify, its 3mbps and not 3MBps. 3MBps would actually be reasonable.
Internet speed is always shown as mbps. For most people 3mbps is plenty fast enough. Unlimited streaming at that rate is perfect for most people. 480p video looks great on an iPhone. And yes I'm in my right mind and loving streaming audio and video all day long. I see no practical difference between the Choice plan and other full speed plans.
 
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jhearty99

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Internet speed is always shown as mbps. For most people 3mbps is plenty fast enough. Unlimited streaming at that rate is perfect for most people. 480p video looks great on an iPhone. And yes I'm in my right mind and loving streaming audio and video all day long. I see no practical difference between the Choice plan and other full speed plans.
And you know what, you may be right. My LTE coverage is consistently between 40-50mpbs, so Im not willing to test slowing down to those speeds.
 
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dangerfish

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Internet speed is always shown as mbps. For most people 3mbps is plenty fast enough. Unlimited streaming at that rate is perfect for most people. 480p video looks great on an iPhone. And yes I'm in my right mind and loving streaming audio and video all day long. I see no practical difference between the Choice plan and other full speed plans.
Seriously? 3mbps is like having DSL from 1998.
My home internet connection (standard internet from Charter) is 100mbps. I regularly get 50-60 on LTE. I couldn't go back to DSL speeds.
 
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Givmeabrek

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Seriously? 3mbps is like having DSL from 1998.
My home internet connection (standard internet from Charter) is 100mbps. I regularly get 50-60 on LTE. I couldn't go back to DSL speeds.
He, he, my home connection is 200mbps. I don't download large files on my phone and see very little difference in regular use. Internet browsing is very similar. The limitation is not the connection speed but the internet and webservers in general.
 

clunkmess

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Jul 28, 2011
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California
Hey Guys. Need some advice on which plan to upgrade to. I currently have the AT&T Mobile Share Value 5GB with Rollover Data plan for the last year. I pay $70 a month total; receiving a 25% corp discount a month as well. I've been using a lot more data the past few months and want to upgrade my plan. When comparing new plans against my current plan I just don't know which to go with....

Do I go with the AT&T Unlimited Choice Data plan (single line) for $65.00 a month plus taxes, fees, etc. and lose my 25% Corp discount a month OR should I avoid the Unlimited plans and just upgrade to let's say....the 10GB Mobile Share Advantage plan for $80.00 a month (with my 25% corp. discount). I kind of don't need the Unlimited Data plans, but it would be nice to have. I think I would be happy with the 10GB/month data plan. I'm just having trouble deciding on which is better for the price/which plan is worth it.

Also, if you go with any of their Unlimited Data plans, you lose any Corp. Discount.

What would you do?

Thanks in advance.
Unlimited or nothing.
 

IowaLynn

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Feb 22, 2015
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> 10GB Mobile Share Advantage plan for $80.00 a month (with my 25% corp. discount).

That comes to ~$60 then. and rollover unused data.

I've found lately having better upload speeds has made whole smoother and nicer surfing experience. (45/6)
 
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Channan

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Mar 7, 2012
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I honestly dont know who in their right minds would choose this plan. I would imagine most who choose this plan have no idea about the data speed.

Also, just to clarify, its 3mbps and not 3MBps. 3MBps would actually be reasonable.
It's really not that bad. 480p is not great quality, but it's still decent, especially on such a small screen. 3Mbps is fast enough to stream music, browse the web, check Facebook, use Google Maps, video chat, etc. Apps might take a couple of minutes to download, but they'll still download.

For most people, that is fast enough and they'll be happy to be able to use as much as they want without worrying about running out of data or getting overage charges.
 
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