AT&T Plan Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrisfNET, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. chrisfNET macrumors newbie

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    So, so there are no surprises when I get my first bill..

    The new plans indicated "Unlimited" data and internet usage. So, are there any fine-print exclusions I should know about? I want to be able to get online, check my e-mail, use visual voicemail.. do whatever.. whenever without penalty.

    Am I safe?
     
  2. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Yea, the unlimited data plan is for anything that the iPhone can do online.

    (Just don't use it as an internet modem)

    Haha.
     
  3. chrisfNET thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good. Good..

    I wouldn't do that, that'd eat your minutes.. :rolleyes:
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    No it wouldn't. :rolleyes:
     
  5. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Good question!

    I have often wondered the same thing. :p

    Wonder how much that data plan is? :confused:
     
  6. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    cheapest is $70 per month with 450 minutes, unlimited data, plus another $5 or $20 more for texts
     
  7. joeconvert macrumors 6502

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    I think AT&T may define unlimited as 5GB per month (like both Sprint and Verizon - Sprint making their change relatively recently)

    They don't start billing you after 5GB, but keep it in mind - also watch your international use.
     
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    AND with all the bs taxes and fees you can add $10 to the $70 each month
    And most people are forced to get the $5 messaging pkg now. If you don't
    you pay $.20 for every text received.

    Count on around $80 or $85 (with texting) and taxes minimum with cheapest
    450 minute plan.
     
  9. chrisfNET thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's pretty much what I was figuring..

    Thanks!
     
  10. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    Or you can do what I did and have a block put on text messages. No charge at all for texting then. Use something like AIM instead.

    Without the texting I'm paying exactly what I paid for my previous phone every month. Since I never used texting I won't miss it at all.
     
  11. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    You make it sound like texts are required when their not.:rolleyes:
     
  12. oclor macrumors regular

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    they're ;)
     
  13. question fear macrumors 68020

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    True, you can skate by on over 5gb if it's a one or two time sudden spike, but routine use will flag your account.

    Although unless you are tethering and using torrents or itunes it's pretty damn difficult to do 5gb worth of email and web. Not impossible, but that's a LOT to do routinely. It's more of an issue if you tether than it is for on-device use.
     
  14. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want them don't add them :rolleyes:
     

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