Carrier Any tricks to still switch onto AT&T unlimited data?

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  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    Asking for a friend:
    Is there any way to still activate an older iPhone or something or get someone to do it for you to force unlimited data onto your personal account?

    I remember there were a few ways that would burn a SIM card (due to activating an older model and then a new model again) but I thought those were all closed up.
     
  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    There used to be but AT&T is serious about stopping the program.

    There is not way.
     
  3. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Question is why would you even want unlimited data when AT&T throttles your data speeds at their discretion, and yes I've been throttled after hitting 2 gigs before.

    I much rather pay $10 for every extra gig I go over than to be reduced to lukewarm middling speeds all in the name of having unlimited data.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I suppose because people see unlimited data as the holy grail of mobile usage, regardless of whether the carrier throttles your speeds
     
  5. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    They throttle at 5gb on a LTE plan.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Which is sort of strange since everyone has "unlimited" data - the carriers will give you just as much data as you want to pay for! :cool:
     
  7. waa1futs macrumors 6502

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    Plus the unlimited data plan is covered under the employee discount.

    The newer $30 for 3 gigs of data isn't.

    Man I'm happy I got in on the unlimited data / original iPhone glitch while it was available :D
     
  8. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    As other posters have pointed out, AT&T now says they *may* throttle you after 5GB on LTE. $30 for 5GB of full speed data is a better deal then $30 for 3GB.

    However, in one month I hit 6GB and in another 7.5GB--and I was not throttled. Verizon's old unlimited plan is still better though--I don't believe they throttle you at all.
     
  9. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    But some people don't want to pay that extra $10. I like the unlimited data because I don't have to even give it a second thought.

    And - some people, believe it or not, have only a phone data connection to the outside world. I know someone who doesn't have cable or wireless and her only connection to anyone is through sprint unlimited data on her iphone.
     
  10. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    It seems hit or miss. When I was still unlimited I went 10 gigs one cycle without getting throttled and then the next cycle I got throttled after 2.5 gigs.
     
  11. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Either:

    Go to one of the smaller carriers that still offer unlimited data (but less coverage)

    or
    Use as much data as you want and pay $10 per GB to AT&T.
     
  12. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

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    I am actually leaving my ATT "unlimited" account to go to Tmobs unlimited account when the new iphone hits.
     
  13. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Whole family is on unlimited, but we rarely if ever go over 2GB. Mostly because everywhere we go has wifi in some form or fashion. But there are times when the wifi blows (at the gym) so we'll use LTE.

    Even though we have unlimited, we never use it. Go figure.
     
  14. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

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    I've been warned, but never throttled.

    It is nice to not have to worry about my usage.
     
  15. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    I've use 1TB of data in 2 months tethering. Once you use a certain amount of data, it goes unlimited.
     
  16. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    I have an unlimited AT&T data account, and am moving everything over to Verizon- is there any way to give that to someone else? I guess I wouldn't mind giving up the number too, but I'm looking at my options currently.
     
  17. majordude macrumors 68020

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    DON'T DO IT!

    I don't like AT& but they are way better than T-mobile. I'm in the OC and there are dead spots on T-mobile!
     
  18. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    You can also buy an unlimited plan from VZW and AT&T off eBay off people. They are crazy expensive though
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I got a text last month from AT&T when I hit 5GB on unlimited LTE iPhone data plan.
    I racked up close to 8GB till the billing cycle was over but didn't get throttled.
    With my work discount the unlimited data plan ends up costing me $22.50 per month. Well worth it.
    I'm keeping it for as long as I can:)
     
  20. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

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    Wonder how I'd go about selling...
     
  21. frito1224 macrumors regular

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    Your friend could try to do what i did last year which was calling in 3 or more times a day for a few days and asking the supervisor to put you on it i finally got both my iPhone's on the unlimited plan but it wasn't easy
     

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