Any unlimited AT&T users doing this?

iDabble

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I plan on using my upgrade before they implement the new shared plans so I don't lose my unlimited plan, then selling the phone while new in box to pay for the iPhone 5.

Anyone else?
 

dialed1

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I'm wondering if they'll follow Verizon's footsteps? It's not really unlimited anymore anyway. Ugh I'm paying same price as home net it should be unlimited!!
 

x-evil-x

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i talked to ATT and the lady said they dont plan on getting rid of the unlimited plan its just throttled at 3gb. not sure about lte but she said i can switch to lte and still keep the unlimited.
if they do make it so i cant get unlimited ill buy a lte droid for a few weeks and then return it...
 

Spectrum Abuser

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AT&T is not forcing people to use the shared data plans! Even after the shared data plans become available you can still sign up as a new customer and use the old plans. They didn't pull a Verizon on this one.
 

AppleFanatic10

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I wish they (Verizon) never stopped unlimited for the people that were supposedly "grandfathered". I'm upset because I can't upgrade my phone unless I pay an arm and a leg for a new one or buy something that's used.. honestly I don't want to do either one.
 

gmanist1000

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Nope I'm giving up my unlimited AT&T data plan and going with Verizon for the next iPhone :)
 

NewAnger

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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.
 

gmanist1000

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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.
It's opposite for me. No AT&T tower in my neighborhood, but there is a Verizon one.
 

boomhower

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I'm thinking of switch to AT&T from Verizon. Since I'm on Verizon and not paying retail I'll be going shared one way or the other. Right now AT&T seems to have a bit faster data around here but neither have LTE but for have it within 20 miles. It's pretty much a race to see who gets here by the time the 5S comes out.
 

indianboynyc

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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. :cool:
 

dave420

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I think it's funny on AT&T that unlimited is really just 3GB until throttling. Doesn't sound that great to me.
I'm happy with it. As the other poster said, it goes up to 5 GB when you get a LTE device. Also I don't mind the throttled speeds that much. I was still able to watch Netflix, even though the quality wasn't that great. I'd take the throttled speeds over overage fees.
I do wish they'd bump up the throttled speed slightly.
 

solarguy17

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every carrier throttles.
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.
 

iDabble

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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. :cool:
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.
 

Spectrum Abuser

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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.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
That's a lot better than Verizons only shared plans and not allowing users to upgrade with unlimited data unless they buy the phone full price.
 

mattopotamus

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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.
 

boomhower

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What's Verizon's throttle cap? I'm on unlimited and haven't had a problem yet.
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.
 

Want300

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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:D
Yea, Sprint 3G is so slow... They do not need to throttle anyone

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.
I think Verizon is going to far with this policy... $450 extra just to keep unlimited data with the new iPhone... "THIS IS MADNESS!"
 

aznguyen316

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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.
I kind of am hoping the same. I would switch from unlimited if they offered the early upgrade. But for now I'm using an S3 I straight traded for from 4s; if I don't find reason to do an early upgrade for iP5 then I'll just keep my current plan and wait for ip5S/6 haha.