AT&T Dataplan & Overage Fees

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BrittQ, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

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    I'm told that the overage fee is $15/GB of data used.
    The cost of the data plans are
    1GB is $25
    2GB is $40
    4GB is $70
    6GB is $80

    Am I missing something or does it make sense to go with 1GB of data and just pay the overage fees if/as they occur. (Assuming you dont plan on going over 4GB and are choosing a plan between 1-4GB.) Since the $15 overage fee per GB is the same cost as an additional GB up to 4GB plan, and if you have a month with low data usage you aren't automatically paying for more than you used.
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yup, better to go with 1GB if you don't think you'll be using it regularly. That said, for those with corporate discounts, they get a bigger discount by getting the 2GB plan outright rather than incurring the overage.
     
  3. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    The 1GB plan overage is $20/500MB

    The 2GB plan, yes, the overage would be basically equal to 4GB. Only advantage of buying 4GB is if you have a FAN discount, then you get the discount on the $70. If you had the 2GB plan and went over by 2GB, you'd only get the discount on the $40.
     
  4. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, you just reminded me I have a corporate discount I can use.

    Ok, the rep told me $15/GB no matter what plan... hard to trust these people.
    It looks like starting with a 2GB plan it is $15/GB. So If you are debating between 2 or 4GB plan, it would make sense to go with 2GB and pay any overage fees.
     

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