Are you keeping Unlimited?

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  1. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

    Loves2spoon

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    I looked at all 3 lines and I couldn't believe we only use 80-160mb a month. I thought we used way more than that!!

    No one in my family has a jailbroken device or wants to be jailbroken. So no MyWi. I was thinking we should all just move to the $15 200mb plan and save $45/month. I could than add unlimited texting for only $15 more.

    The only time we use more data is when we're out of town or on the road and "words with friends" uses data... lol


    What would you suggest? I value your opinions :D
     
  2. kcgunner macrumors member

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    Drop unlimited

    My advice is drop the unlimited plan. $5 per line isn't much, but considering you never use over 2gb, why pay more? I'm dropping my unlimited plan too. 2gb is A LOT of data. You don't ever plan to tether, so unless you plan on watching a ton of netflix movies when it's released for iPhone, then drop it down to 2gb.
     
  3. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    I would never I am approaching 6 GB of data usage this month because of mywi. I've been in a hotel for most of the month with less than stellar Internet so I've been tethering. This doesn't happen to me all the time, but I find myself in these kinds of situations enough to warrant the unlimited data.
     
  4. Soura2112 macrumors 6502

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    Keeping

    I too was shocked at how I never hit 1Gb or even close in many months. For the first time in years I checked my usage on AT&T.com and my minutes were small too, so i downgraded my minutes. With netflix coming to the iPhone I will be keeping it though and when the new iPhone comes out I know I will be using it a lot those first few months, so keeping unlimited. Once I look at those numbers and new apps I may change, but I want to be sure I'm grandfathered for awhile longer. Plus I would go with 2GB use and it's only five dollars less, so again keeping unlimited fir awhile. I could save a lot just by using roll over. It's crazy how many minutes I have, and once I have the iPhone 4 I will just use roll overs, so my plan will save me a lot soon.
     
  5. monksealpup macrumors regular

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    Short answer: yes.


    Long answer: seriously, keep it for a month or two. See if background apps and whatnot push your data usage through the roof. By late August/September you should have a good idea what your usage is like with iOS 4. Make the decision then. The MOST you can lose out on is $30/line.
     
  6. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    like others have said you should keep unlimited for a month or two atleast.

    not worth the 30 dollars saved to potentially realize you made a huge mistake.
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I would suggest you keep the unlimited for a couple more months to see if that data use history continues w/ the iP4. Then you can make an informed decision. You can always go to a new data plan, you can never get unlimited back.
     
  8. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    Yes. My history shows 200-800 MB/mo. I don't see much value in saving $5/mo to go from unlimited to 2GB. If I was under 200MB I might do it. But with Facetime eventually coming to 3G, I'll keep the unlimited as long as I can.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I am, but then I'm not getting a new phone, so nothing is changing on my account.

    My wife's line is sticking with unlimited just because, its easier. She could live within the 2gb cap, but for 5 bucks, its not worth it, right now.
     
  10. MrSingh macrumors regular

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    up to about a week ago i had a 30day smartphone simplicity tariff (£25) which came with unlimited data and 600mins. i then prepared for iP4 by calling o2 and telling them i wanted to convert to iP simplicity 30day - this was to ensure i get visual voicemail and access to free wifi hotspots.

    i took the opportunity to then go for 900mins which is £30pm - but only because an o2 friend of mine says he will get me his 30 staff discount. so for just over £20pm i will have unlimited data and 900 mins. they assured me i would keep unlimited data unless i change tariff in the future - i got them to make a note on their system about this.

    although during many months i may not use more than 500mb i think with the way iOS is going (Facetime for iP4, uploading HD vid to from iP4, API's which rely on data to keep pushing stuff like skype/twitter notifications etc. even when app isn't active, iAds etc.) having unlimited data will be very handy. also, i will be tethering (i guess by jailbreaking) my iP4 to my mini 10v hackintosh :)
     
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  12. TeamDNA macrumors 6502

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    considering I use 10-15GB of data a month.. yes I chose to stay with unlimited
     
  13. PLamarine macrumors 6502

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    I dropped it to the 200mb plan..I am home most of the time on Wi-Fi, and rarely if ever go over 200mb.
     
  14. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    I think you should ask, what idiot is dropping the unlimited plan, because they worry about today and not the future?
     
  15. mBox macrumors 68020

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    Wow! How do you manage that? Uggh Ive been on Rogers for over 2 years Unlimited and hit 1.1GB once due to overuse of LastFM. Actually a bunch of us iPhoners had a contest to see how can use up the most in a month. I won...kinda bitter-sweet since Ive never gone that high again :p
     
  16. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

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    Same here. At home and in the office I have WiFi. I'll be dropping to the 200MB plan and just check my usage daily and bump to 2GB as needed - surprising how that $15 a month adds up.
     
  17. NashMan2 macrumors regular

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    Keeping it, I checked my usage and and am consistantly well over 200. What clinched staying was being barely over 2 GB this month. On vacation and using slingbox app.
     
  18. Loves2spoon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I never download apps over 3G, I don't stream movies.

    The most data I've used since October 2009 is 263mb in march. Every other month has been 80-120mb. I have WiFi everywhere I go it seems like... lol
     
  19. oldschooldude macrumors regular

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    Ditto this.
     
  20. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a

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    With regards to overages, it doesn't automatically start charging you once you've gone over the 2GB does it?

    I know it reminds you when you're close to reaching your cap, but after that does data just not work until you buy more data?
     
  21. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    +1
     
  22. randomerratum macrumors 6502

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    My wife and I both have unlimited and I was relieved to hear that we'd be able to keep it. However, I did take a moment to check my usage on ATTs site and was SHOCKED to see that in the past few months I hadn't even broken the 100MB mark!!

    I'm a HEAVY iPhone user and was expecting much different results, but now I realize that between home and work, I'm usually on WiFi! In fact, in the 16 or so months that I've had my iPhone 3G, i haven't even cracked 3GB on cellular in total! Only one month did I break 200MB, when I had a 2 week vacation away from my known Wifi networks.

    I'm going to wait until a few months after getting the iPhone 4 to be sure, but I suspect that I'll drop it down at least to the 2GB limit... and if dropping down to 20MB saves me $15 a month, the occasional additional $15/200MB in special situations is really not a bad deal.
     
  23. MrMacMini macrumors regular

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    keeping it. I average between 3gb - 6gb a month.
     
  24. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    This.
     
  25. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    from what i am reading from engadget and other source, whenever you need more than 200MB and going to overshoot a lot then you can upgrade to 2GB plan for that particular month for $10 then downgrade to next month to 200MB plan.

    but let us wait and see whether that is really true and possible (who knows what ATT has for us) :cool:
     

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