AT&T Rep declines to answer question of grandfathered unlimited data

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DiamondMac, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.

  2. Potatochobit macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    probably yes
    I have the unlimited plan from years ago right now
    but they may change policy
    the service rep cant really answer the question if they dont know yet
    this is still breaking news
  3. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    It is going to happen, sooner or later. Unfortunately that's the reality.

    What will really be interesting is how long Sprint will keep their unlimited plans for.
  4. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    It seems reasonable to not reply since the iPhone 5 hasn't been announced.
  5. Downdivx macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2004
    Fayetteville, NC
    I checked my upgrade status at AT&T's website, and it had peculiar verbiage: "Some services on your current device may be replaced by similar iPhone services during upgrade."
    (See attached screen capture)

    Do I need to know my carrier situation to order from Apple on Friday? Could I change to a new Sprint account next week if AT&T announces that I'm no longer on unlimited data?

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  6. zmulleni macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    I am convinced that they have no idea what's going on over there. For a communication company it's quite ironic of the lack of communication throughout the company and it's representatives. Not real pleased at the moment.
  7. rhl macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2012
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Ha, ha...the iPhone 5 doesn't even exist. An AT&T rep knows next to nothing about the current phones. How the heck would he know what future policy would be. :confused:
  9. towboattrash34 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2009
    yes you can keep it when you upgrade... nobody knows about an iPhone 5 yet.
    i have upgraded early since my ip 3.. and just upgraded from the 4 to 4s and still keep my same plan... Unlimited
  10. rosemary1 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    I'd be willing to bet that the grandfather plan is contingent on using 3G. Assuming the iPhone 5 has 4G, they might use that as a way to force you to upgrade out of the unlimited plan.
  11. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    I'll indeed be very mad if they have to terminate my unlimited but it is what it is. In the long run it will benefit me. I'd only pay $25 for 2GB which I never go over instead of $30 for unlimited. But still, the title of having unlimited gives you peace at mind.
  12. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    I think with LTE unlimited will cease to exist with iphone unfortunately. in that case I will be on android for life
  13. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    I get throttled every month and so does my daughter. It got so bad that I broke down and got a Verizon MiFi to augment our data needs.
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    If you upgraded to the 4S I do not think you will be able to keep unlimited going to the next iPhone. It now states that it is unlimited data for iPhone 4S. On previous iPhones it stated unlimited data for iPhone.
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I want to know about the iphone 8 and my unlimited data plan.
    Let me call up AT&T:D

    That's because its for HSPA+ and the 4S uses different carrier settings for the faster AT&T 3G+ data.
  16. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    AT&T shouldn't need to do that to deploy HSPA+, if they are pushing out two sets of APNs then they're wasting their time!
  17. magicbrain macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008

    doesn't matter: you'll always be able to buy 5 at at full price

    few advantages:
    - keep grandpa plan (unlimited is worthless at the moment, but if class lawsuit gets filed ...) & $5 txt msging
    - sell your 4 & pay about $300 difference
    - keep terms of the current contract you've signed (e.g. not agreeing to throttling)
    - ability to take your iphone to another provider at any time & not having to pay etf fee (have to get it from apple directly btw)
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    As others probably have mentioned, if you are grandfathered to the unlimited data plan, you will always have that option when you upgrade.

    My sister upgraded her iphone 3G to the 4S, and she still has the unlimited data plan.

    Even though when you order from the apple online store, you will still have the unlimited data plan option to choose. While those who didn't grandfather it won't see that option. So don't worry and upgrade when the next generation comes out.
  19. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Umm... seems everyone's missing something about this old post.

    Article is from October 3, 2011.
    iPhone 4S was announced October 4, 2011.

    They're talking about the 4S not its successor.

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