Carrier AT&T Grandfather Unlimited vs New Unlimited Plan

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  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    any disadvantage in switching to the new unlimited ?
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    New plan doesn't have any hotspot capabilities.
     
  3. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Not that I'm aware of except for no tethering with both plans.

    They're both weak in my opinion, so I'm trying out T-Mobile next week.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need to install a direct tv dish to your house to get it:D
     
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    AT&T has been slacking lately. Verizon has had better deals for awhile now, both in the prepaid and postpaid department.
     
  6. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

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    I think it's finally time to give up the original unlimited data plan. I have 5 iPhones on a 700-minute Family plan: 2 iPhone unlimited data plans, 1 3GB, 1 300MB, & 1 no-data. Moving to the new unlimited plan means each iPhone will have access to 22GB of unthrottled data per line and the total bill will be about $20 LESS per month. My average monthly data usage is over 50GB so this is the first time changing plans without changing data usage,actually saves money. No tethering is still stupid but it's the same as the old plan so no real loss.
     
  7. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    T-Mobile sucks. Verizon has the best coverage and the best plan now.
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    These blanket statements are always so silly. Perhaps it sucks for you. I've been happy with them going on two years. And I had ATT before that since the original iPhone.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon sucks, T-Mobile has the best plan, best price and faster speeds.
     
  10. alfonsog macrumors 6502

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    Been with AT&T since iPhone 1 (well my first cell phone was with cingular before iPhone came out I had the one that iTunes worked on)
     
  11. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    Let me disagree to some point. I drove Boston with T-mobile and VZW yesterday and constantly measured the speed.
    In our area VZW is a little bit better than T-mobile, but for every dollar you pay T-mobile gives you a better value. I found VZW has higher ping than T-mobile and Att. I found some pre-congested spots with speeds 0.5-2.0 .

    In 1-2 months with all new customers VZW going to be the worst in terms of data speed.

    I know VZW is going to invest extra 0.3 B over next 5 years in the network here, but I live today and I pay my bills today.

    I was not impressed by VZW, I found no reason to jump T-mobile and to pay 50 dollars more + roaming.

    Once again the more people leave T-mobile , the faster data we have. I know I'm mean and selfish :)
     
  12. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    A minor caution about T-Mobiles "One" plan is that it does not allow for HD Video on the iPhone, and it does not include LTE tethering.

    The tethering that is included is limited to 3G 512 Kbps speeds.

    You'll have to upgrade to "One Plus" to get full speed tethering, and HD Video on the device. The good news is that the extra 15.00/month includes some unadvertised features like voice-to-text for visual voice mail, and *real* Caller ID for numbers that are not in your Contacts list.

    If you're trying to save money, you have to think about this.

    The One unlimited plan at 70.00/month might seem like a better deal to you, but if you have to pay 85.00/month to get everything you want, it might not be as good a deal as you were expecting.

    I'll tell you what, though: The new 700 MHz arrays in my part of the world are absolutely awesome. They consistently deliver real LTE speeds and I will frequently test at 65 Mbps or better. The low frequency signal penetrates buildings a hell of a lot better than anybody else, too.

    That's my experience, but of course your mileage may vary. You might want to get a test number to try out before you port your main number, and try it out everywhere you normally travel, work and live.
     
  13. D3LM3L macrumors regular

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    As of this week, they actually have 1080p enabled on the $70 plan, and include 10GB LTE hotspot.

    I just spoke with AT&T, and the primary difference between the grandfathered plan and new plan is that you get unlimited talk & text to / in Canada and Mexico. In addition, you may use 50% of your unthrottled data in those countries at whatever the highest speed is available on their network.

    In my case with a 22% FAN discount, my current monthly bill is $86 after taxes and fees. On the new plan, it'd be $86 before taxes and fees, so I'd have an ~$8/mo increase in price.
     
  14. LSUtigers03, Feb 17, 2017
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    LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    After Verizon released their new unlimited plan T-Mobile updated their plan with HD video and 10GB of LTE tethering.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
    Tmobile CEO updated their plan to beat Verizon's unlimited deal.

    New Tmobile 1 plan.
    2 UNLIMITED LINES.$100. ALL IN.
    Get 2 lines of unlimited data for $100/mo. with AutoPay—taxes and fees included. Plus, activate HD video streaming and 10GB of high-speed Mobile Hotspot data at no extra charge.
    Boom :D
     
  16. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I just switched to T-Mobile, no regrets so far. Porting my number took about 5 minutes. And I am ending up getting faster LTE speeds than AT&T where I'm at (Raleigh NC)

    $16 cheaper per month (on AT&T I even had a "17%" discount - quotes because they apply that to only half of your plan cost), 20GB more data available (had only 6GB on AT&T), T-Mobile Tuesdays (free movie rentals), free Gogo inflight wifi, free slow data in other countries.

    The throttling AT&T does was my primary reason for switching. Hitting my data limit meant having dialup speeds, and AT&T's data pricing is still the most ridiculous of all the carriers.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Dont forget the free Tmobile Tuesdays papa Johns Pizza :D
    I got a large pepperoni this week on one of my lines.
    Got another 4 lines to get more on the upcoming weeks.
     
  18. erayser, Feb 17, 2017
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    Leave it to AJ to turn this thread into T-Mobile thread.:p

    As for no tethering on AT&T UDP's, I felt I didn't need it when I was with AT&T. However, 2 nights ago our internet provider (cox) went down from 7:30pm to about 10:00pm. It sure came in handy that evening. Don't tether much, but 14gb/mo of tethering is a great security blanket to have.
     
  19. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    I just switched my AT&T plan over to the new unlimited plan. Going from 30gb w/ rollover for 4 lines to unlimited and saving about $22 per month. No tethering which isnt much of an issue for me.
     
  20. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did one one else got a free tablet offer too when they called AT&T to switch to unlimited ?
     
  21. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    I switched to the unlimited plan through the live chat feature. Was not offered anything.
     
  22. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What's really strange is the rep keep saying you quality for free tablet with no contract... I hung up cause I didnt hear about it at all
     
  23. bufffilm Suspended

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    Makes complete sense...they talk about giving you a free tablet and instead of listening further, you ended the call!

    Not that a free tablet is that great a freebie but still...
     
  24. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    The commercials about how close performance is across these networks is BS, So be sure you test reception before a big change.

    In Montgomery County Maryland/270 corridor, I have found that ATT and TMobile are not good. Verizon seems to be the only one with consistent reception. And they work in the Metro tunnels.

    That said, I have an original ATT unlimited plan. And a big Fan Discount. So it Does not pay to switch. Since I am buying the iPhone 8, I will wait until then to decide.
     
  25. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    As for the best plan yes, but as for best coverage in my area thats a big no. Everywhere I have been all over my state my AT&T has had exceptional service over my verizon work phone...
     

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