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ice44

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Sep 12, 2014
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I just got off the phone with a ATT rep. After asking why my Pre Order phone was delayed and the date seems to be extended out every other day they told me it was because I had the "Grandfathered" Unlimited Data plan and the system couldnt process my order from 9/12 because that data plan is no longer offered and I had to switch to a Tiered data plan.

Anyone else get this excuse or been forced to give up the unlimted data plan ?

Note I have had this plan since the birth of iPhone and even before that when I had my Blackberry.
 

TWO2SEVEN

macrumors 68040
Jun 27, 2010
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Plano, TX
I just got off the phone with a ATT rep. After asking why my Pre Order phone was delayed and the date seems to be extended out every other day they told me it was because I had the "Grandfathered" Unlimited Data plan and the system couldnt process my order from 9/12 because that data plan is no longer offered and I had to switch to a Tiered data plan.

Anyone else get this excuse or been forced to give up the unlimted data plan ?

Note I have had this plan since the birth of iPhone and even before that when I had my Blackberry.

I upgraded yesterday through Apple. I was able to keep my unlimited data.
 

mctrees02

macrumors regular
Feb 11, 2008
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I would call in again for another rep. I would be very surprised if this was true as we would've already seen many others on here throwing a fit.

AT&T does not have a history of forcing you off expired feature codes. I worked for them during the mid-2000's and you would find plans that still had SOC codes from the early-mid 90's. To this day, you'll still find a few people with a rate plan called "The Perfect 10." It is $10/month for 10 minutes of talk time. Each additional minute was $1. It was offered in the days before prepaid phones for those who wanted a cell phone for emergencies only.
 

nws0291

macrumors 6502a
Apr 24, 2006
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Pre-ordered 6 Plus' through apple and activated fine with unlimited data on ATT. There must be other issues going on.
 

Bentox

macrumors member
Sep 13, 2014
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I pre-ordered mine through Apple on 9/12, and no changes were made to any of my AT&T rate plans, nor was there a hang up in processing. I just checked with the AT&T app right now, and yep - still have my Unlimited Data plan.
 

tgi

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Aug 29, 2012
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I upgraded yesterday through Apple. I was able to keep my unlimited data.

Same for me. I upgraded on the 20th and just checked this morning to make sure my plan didn't change. Unlimited data plan is still there.
 

antiprotest

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Apr 19, 2010
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No, not true. Talk to someone else but do not tell them what the first person said.
 

traveller09

macrumors member
Jul 16, 2008
51
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People's Republic of Seattle
I pre-ordered day 1 on AT&T's website, listed right there for me to select was my grandfathered unlimited data plan. I selected it, completed my entire purchase in about 3 min. No problems. I am not giving up that baby for nothing.
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
I just got off the phone with a ATT rep. After asking why my Pre Order phone was delayed and the date seems to be extended out every other day they told me it was because I had the "Grandfathered" Unlimited Data plan and the system couldnt process my order from 9/12 because that data plan is no longer offered and I had to switch to a Tiered data plan.

Anyone else get this excuse or been forced to give up the unlimted data plan ?

Note I have had this plan since the birth of iPhone and even before that when I had my Blackberry.

I upgraded BOTH of our iPhones and kept our unlimited plans. I would go back and call this person a LIAR (obama)!
 

kezkensington

macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2014
5
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Ordered direct through AT&T's website on 9/12... It gave me the option of keeping my Unlimited Plan, and even on the myorder screen it said something along the lines of: iPhone 6 64GB - Spay Grey - Unlimited Data (Grandfathered)... and received my phone at 10:00 a.m. on Friday 9/19... so they were definitely B.S.ing you to get you off that plan... Call and talk to a manager, I hope they can still put you back on!
 

aquababie

macrumors member
Jul 1, 2010
51
7
Call back. I still have the same plan from my 3G. I've never been forced to upgrade.
 

solo118

macrumors 65816
May 16, 2011
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All they ask me is if I want to move to the mobile share plan... I say no thank you and still have the unlimited plan on my account (for 3 iphones on family plan)
 

doasis23

macrumors regular
Aug 23, 2012
230
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AT&T is going to have to pry my unlimited data from my cold dead hands. Did a cross upgrade with my wife's line.
No problem
 

Ntombi

macrumors 68040
Jul 1, 2008
3,673
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Bostonian exiled in SoCal
I preordered when the site went live, and Apple had no trouble getting AT&T to verify my info. Phone arrived Friday, and was activated within minutes.

I still have my unlimited plan and have no plans to give it up.

That rep was blowing smoke.
 

popeye88

macrumors member
Sep 18, 2014
65
11
Nope, I have AT&T unlimited data and was able to order my iPhone 6 via the Apple Store app with no issues.
 

monkey28rb

macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2010
307
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I just got off the phone with a ATT rep. After asking why my Pre Order phone was delayed and the date seems to be extended out every other day they told me it was because I had the "Grandfathered" Unlimited Data plan and the system couldnt process my order from 9/12 because that data plan is no longer offered and I had to switch to a Tiered data plan.

Anyone else get this excuse or been forced to give up the unlimted data plan ?

Note I have had this plan since the birth of iPhone and even before that when I had my Blackberry.

FALSE! You CAN KEEP YOUR UNLIMITED.
 
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