Nope I'm giving up my unlimited AT&T data plan and going with Verizon for the next iPhone
I'm doing the opposite. I have an upgrade on AT&T that I'm saving for the new iPhone and dropping my Verizon account as soon as I can afford to pay the ETF. I can't handle not being able to make calls at home and occasionally getting searching when I am out.
every carrier throttles.
you guys are crazy. if you have unlimited data on at&t and get rid of your iphone, as long as you continue to pay the $30 unlimited data, you will still have it. sometimes you people scare me complaining and crying like little kids.
Not planning on getting rid of my iPhone. I was just under the impression that once AT&T introduces the share everything plans, I won't be able to upgrade my phone without losing my unlimited data. So in order to get "upgrade" pricing, I'd get a 4S before the plans are introduced, then sell it to offset the cost of buying the 5 outright.
I didn't see any complaining or crying. I know AT&T will let me keep my plan, but if it's anything like VZW then they won't allow users to upgrade their phone and keep their plan.
Let me say this, again. AT&T is NOT forcing anyone onto these plans. You can be a new customer walking into any of their retail stores and still sign up for the old plans after the 'Share Everything' plans launch. And they allow anyone to upgrade with a subsidized price and not lose their grandfathered plans including data.
What's Verizon's throttle cap? I'm on unlimited and haven't had a problem yet.
I'm pretty sure Sprint doesn't throttle.
But for me, my plan is currently unlimited on ATT. Currently I'm not eligible to upgrade, but my wife is. She doesn't care about getting the iphone 5, so I plan to upgrade her iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 and then swap the new iPhone 5 SIM card with the SIM card in my iPhone 4S. This should keep her on the older 2gb plan and me on the older unlimited plan.
This should work.
Sprint feels like its always throttled even when its not
Also, ATT lets you upgrade without losing your unlimited. Verizon is the only one that makes you out right by your phone to keep it.
There isn't one. Verizon doesn't widespread throttle. If you are using a ton of data and the tower you are on is being slowed down because of it they can throttle you. I have only read of one circumstance of a user being throttled. It's not a hardline cap like AT&T.
Personally I am hoping Verizon offers early upgrades to the iPhone 5 as an incentive to switch to the shared plans, I'll be all over it.