Anybody still have AT&T grandfathered unlimited data w/ iPhone 8?

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  1. wlow3 macrumors regular

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    I'm waiting till I can order the iPhone X but I want to hear from anyone who successfully retained their grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan upon ordering the iPhone 8 (or at least anyone who has knowledge about this).

    I retained it for my 6s but I believe I had to order directly from AT&T and not Apple. (I can't remember; I think it was just an option on the ordering page.)

    Did any of you successfully do this? Is it still being offered? I know the downsides like no tethering but even with the price increases I think it still a good deal if you use the data.
     
  2. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

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    your plan isn't tied to your phone. buy from apple- put your sim in. ATT wil not change anything man
     
  3. wlow3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I think I got the last of the their 2 year subsidized contracts and now that that is gone, I wonder if the grandfathered unlimited is gone too. It might not be such a good deal if I have to pay for the whole iPhone and still continue on paying the same month after month to AT&T. That's why I hope there is someone (besides an AT&T rep for now) who knows about the grandfathered unlimited plan now that the subsidized contracts are no longer.
     
  4. stabile007 macrumors regular

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    I have been on my original iphone unlimited plan from my iphone to my Lumia to my android and back to iPhone and I still have it with my 8+ order. Though I did order my iphones through Apple.
     
  5. mizzou-apple macrumors regular

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    I kept mine when ordering 6+, 6S+ and again with the 7+ (all of those ordered through the Apple website). You'll be good to go.
     
  6. tivoboy macrumors 68040

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    Still have grandfathered unlimited data and apparently still a subsidy available corporate account. Does anyone know how the process works this year? Can one order from apple, or does it have to be from AT&T? or through some odd corporate portal?
     
  7. stabile007 macrumors regular

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    My plan is a "corporate" account. I went through Apple without any issues directly. I am sure AT&T wopudl work fine too but I don't think it really matters AT&T's system actually works rather well through third parties with the exception of the whole authorized users only working at their corporate stores.
     
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  9. tivoboy macrumors 68040

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    What sort of corporate deal did you get, were you still getting a subsidy?
     
  10. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I'm not pre ordering an iPhone 8 (waiting for the X) however, I've never lost my grandfathered unlimited data plan when buying a new iPhone.
     
  11. TheBearman macrumors 6502

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    I thought I read earlier this year that AT&T was not allowing transfer of this plan to new devices. I know they've been jacking up the price in hope of folks dropping it.
     

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