AT&T Messaging Plans

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Demitra, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Demitra macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I'm just not willing to let go or afraid I am missing something, but my wife and I both have iPhones. Her plan is 200gb data ($15) & 200 Messages ($5). My plan is unlimited data ($30) & 1500 messaging ($15). The problem is she needs more messaging and the logical step would be to sign up for family unlimited for $30 and drop my 1500 plan. Something keeps holding me back....should I reconsider?
     
  2. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    no

    the family unlimited messaging also includes unlimited mobile to mobile to any carrier
     
  3. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    You could also look at the mobile shared data plans, although they tend to be a little more expensive than normal family plans unless you have a lot of devices on them.
     
  4. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    Consider texting with Whatsapp with family and friends who have the app, and use regular txt for non Whatsapp users.
     
  5. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    This could work. Also, if a lot of your friends have iPhones, use iMessage...
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    What carrier is giving your wife a 25GB (200gigabit) data plan for $15?
     
  7. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    Obviously it was a typo, 200mb.
     
  8. brand macrumors 601

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    Oh. Then what carrier is giving his wife a 25MB (200megabit) data plan for $15?
     
  9. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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  10. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    OP, I have good news for you.

    Call AT&T's cancellation department and tell them you'd like to stick with AT&T but it's getting too expensive. Ask if they can offer any kind of incentive, like lowering the cost for their family unlimited messaging plan. They should offer it to you for $20, which is how much you're paying now.

    I did it when I considered switching to Sprint this past month, and was the offered the deal.
     
  11. brand macrumors 601

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    Obviously you missed the point I was making.

    B ≠ b
     
  12. Charadis, Oct 12, 2012
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    Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Thread title says AT&T

    OP, I know what you mean. I have the 1000 txt plan, also grandfathered, and fortunately for me, I don't txt enough to warrant an upgrade to unlimited. Perhaps, your wife can use iMessage more with her friends/family/work? Otherwise, unlimited seems more advantageous over your current plans.

    -C
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Call ATT and change her messaging plan. Does not extend your contract.
     

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