Carrier Anyone with experience with unlimited data plans

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Arnezie, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    I’m looking at buying an unlimited data plan for my daughters iPad. I was looking online and there are some “grandfathered unlimited plans “ but I also see for as low as $4.50 unlimited pay as you go plans with AT&T for $29.99 a month. So my question is are these new $4.50 $29.99 plans a scam or are they for real ?? Very confusing
  2. Arnezie thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Lower price and full satisfaction

    Fast response and delivery

    I make little to save you a lot with this rare unlimited data plan

    A sim card is NOT included in the listing

    You will need to have a new, not yet activated AT&T brand 3-in-1 4G LTE SIM card ready. You can buy one online or at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc. (see images for examples of eligible sim cards). Type a 20-digit SIM card number in ebay messages if you want to check it. I will not recommend buying any other compatible sim cards as they do cause minor connection and/or speed issues.

    This listing sells an account for the AT&T unlimited 4G LTE data plan.

    Please leave a note about your Sim card number (ICCID), Name, Address, Email, and Phone number when you check out, these are required information to put on your potential account. It will be delayed to create an account for you if you don't provide them timely. I will send login information in your ebay messages as soon as an account is signed up, usually in minutes. You follow instructions to update your credit card information and choose the right data plan to start.

    The plan service fee is NOT included in this listing. You will pay plan fee $29.99 monthly directly to AT&T with no contract and no credit check, you can cancel it anytime.

    For the plan information, see image 2.

    All APN settings will be sent to your ebay messages.

    I have the skills to solve almost any problems in this specific field. After you buy the listing, I will continue to provide excellent after-sale service with quick responses and good solutions that some customers have experienced. If you want to chat with me, text in your ebay messages. Since nobody knows everything in the mobile area, the chatting would be just for information exchange.
  3. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    You can buy an unlimited plan anyway. Why would you trust some shady auction on eBay who’s entire sales pitch sounds like a cure all lotion for cancer.
  4. LibbyLA macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2017
    You can buy 4G AT&T SIMs from eBay or bring your own device SIMs from Best Buy or Wal-Mart, probably from other places. Just be sure you purchase you plan from AT&T Buy A Session to get that $29.99 plan. My local store knew nothing about session-based plans and saddled me with a $25 for 1 G plan on a different tablet even after I told them what I wanted.
  5. Arnezie thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Wow I didn’t know that I could buy an unlimited plan from AT&T. I stopped by one of the stores and asked and they told me they didn’t have unlimited data plans anymore unless I was grandfathered in. So what’s the difference in the old grandfathered unlimited and the new unlimited data plan??
  6. LibbyLA macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2017
    I have no idea what the difference is, other than that the DataConnect/BuyASession plan is currently available and the other plan is not. Store personal seem to have no idea about these plans. Get a SIM (not from the AT&T store) and buy the plan online.

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  7. dgreening macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I switched to T-Mobile from AT&T because I have a family plan and T-Mobile saved me a lot of money. With the money saved I was able to add an iPad unlimited plan for $20 per month (which I was still saving money) but that is only if you have a phone data plan with them. I was told if you wanted a standalone plan for the iPad it would be $65 and they only have unlimited.
  8. LibbyLA macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2017
    I have both the AT&T unlimited plan for $29.99 and the T-Mo 5 GB/$10/5 months (I think that’s what the months is supposed to be but mine isn’t showing that expiration). If I had T-Mo service at our camp, that’s the plan I’d use except maybe in Nov/Dec/Jan when we are at our camp a good bit and I might use more data. Otherwise, the T-Mo standalone plan (which is available using the eSIM on my iPP 11”) would work nicely for me.

    The T-Mo coverage map says our camp is covered, but it may not work in buildings. I haven’t tried my iPad outside our camper (which is under a pole barn with a metal roof) but I probably will the next time we are there to see if the metal roof is the problem.
  9. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    I wish I could help you with the exacts but let me just say this... There IS a difference. My wife and I both have the grandfathered AT$T unlimited plans on our iPhones and iPads. My 9 year old daughter has the current AT$T unlimited plan on her iPad.

    We are heavy data users and the grandfathered plans stream video at a better rate. It's really only noticeable once we hit higher gigs of usage.

    I wish I could give you better tech specs. There are thread here on MR that cover it in better detail and google will pull up threads if you google the difference. Wish I could help more.

    I will say this.. I'm not complaining about the current plans.. just stating they are different from the grandfathered ones.
  10. akil316 macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2013
    I use the newer att unlimited plan and average about 100gb of data a month, I've never felt any throttling because I am never in a network congested area.
  11. dsampley macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
    I have the old unlimited plan and am currently on the current unlimited plan. I have not been able to see any differences in speed or performance between the two plans. I have never seen my speeds slow once i go past the 22gb usage per month. I use on average 60gb per month on my ipad.
  12. tps3443 macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2019
    I just started using AT&T pre-paid with my iPad Pro 11”

    It cost 30$ bucks a month

    I’ve used over 35GB in about a week so far, and I just checked again and it is faster than ever!

    Incredible value! I live in the country, so my area may not ever be congested.

    Either way! Great value!

  13. spacebro macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2015
    It is easy for att to offer an unlimited plan if your speed is always dropping below 0.1mbps and your webpages and apps hang because they are not receiving packets. Sure its unlimited, an unlimited tiny dribble.
  14. Juggar, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:59 AM
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Juggar macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2016
    Yes, the pre paid $30 ATT iPad plan is real and legit.

    Also, there is a $20 car connected unlimited plan you can get but it is post paid. You would need a nano sim sent out instead of micro but you can technically get unlimited for $20 a month.

    I have two of these lines.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM ---
    Stop spouting BS you know nothing of. Plenty of people use that plan and download hundreds of gigabytes per month. There really is very little deprioritization and there will only be any if the tower you are on get super congested.

    a lot of people use these as home internet plans. They report that even when they are deprioritized they can still stream HD content with no buffering.
  15. tps3443 macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2019
    I’m using att unlimited pre-paid, my internet speed test is anywhere from 70-100mbps.

    I’ve used 35.1GB so far in about a week.

    I think it is great! No slow downs, and I keep reading about people using anywhere from 100-300gb per month without throttling.
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Alas, as with real estate, it's all about location, location, location.
  17. ThugFreak macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2018
    Are there any taxes & fees on the $29.99 plan?
  18. ssledoux macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    We have been sharing an unlimited plan for about 8 devices (phones, tablets, and my watch) for a while, and this is one of the newer unlimited plans. We are supposed to get throttled after 22 gb per device (although where we live, it doesn’t always happen).

    A big difference in new plans and grandfathered plans is the inability to use unlimited hotspot - we are limited to 10 (maybe 15 now because I just bumped it recently) gbs of hotspot per device.
  19. tps3443 macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2019
    No throttling at all! I’m on AT&T Pre-Paid unlimited $30 plan. I’ll be at 50GB of usage by tomorrow I’m sure.

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  20. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    We are in the cusp of 5G Data. I would seriously think twice about 4G Unlimited Data Plans.
  21. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    i’m on an ATT unlimited plan from day one of the original ipad. my bill is $29.99 exactly.
  22. jeyf macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
    some of the unlimited data plans limit the performance of the "HotSpot" or tethering
  23. tps3443, Mar 16, 2019 at 3:26 PM
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    tps3443 macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2019
    Whenever 4G first came out it took years for it to become mainstream. It wasn’t until recently we’ve now reached maturity and we get LTE just about anywhere, I can name a few carriers at every single one of my previous addresses that barely could get 3G service. Mostly T-Mobile, and Sprint are the worst if you live outside a major city.

    I’m gonna say in maybe 2-3 years we will get 5G in your average area.

    If you live in a major city, sure you may get 5G. But, you’ll also get throttled speeds with network congestion along with it.

    AT&T and Verizon seem to always get LTE just about anywhere!

    But really, who cares if a device doesn’t support 5G. I won’t see it for a while. Plus, getting 100MBPS is plenty fast for being out in the country and in the middle of no where on a mobile device.

    When 5G comes out, it’ll be awesome! But, it’s just like any new technology. Buying in early does nothing for you. There are 8K pc monitors available now, but even the best video cards, up until just recently couldn’t even maintain 60 frames per second at on a 4K monitor.
  24. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    If one finds a device they like that supports 5G, being an early adopter is actually quite helpful if one lives/works in a major city. I remember getting 20-30Mbps down/5Mbps up on LTE on my iPhone 5 (first iPhone with LTE support). Alas, I'm lucky if I get 5Mbps/1Mbps nowadays.
  25. tps3443 macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2019
    If the device has it, and they live in an area where 5G is supported sure.

    But for me, I live in the country and always have lived just outside of major cities. So, I don’t see 5G coming for years. It’ll just be one of those things I will hear people rave about lol, until that day finally comes when I look up at the top right of my display, years after its glamor has worn off and I see the letters “5G” lol. And I go holy crap!

    I honestly feel lucky that I get super fast LTE with all of the data I need at my disposal so far.

    I have absolutely no home DSL available, no home cable internet available in my area either. So, satellite internet is the only option. And my LTE cellular pre-paid just blows its doors off in the speed department, and data usage too.

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