AT&T screwed me a bit... help?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mtfield, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    So I had an iphone that I sold a few weeks ago like a number of you. Then bought a PAYG phone to tide me over for a while until the 3G one came out. I had an issue that I had to call at&t for and the women saw I had a iphone plan on a non iphone and told me she could change it "to save me money" so she did. Now I see that the data price is going up to $30/ month for the next iphone! and if i had just kept my old plan I would have been able to keep the $20 a month plan!? correct? so what should I do? I called at&t and she said she could not put that plan back on until I had an iphone. My brother has an iphone, so should I take his put my sim card in it activate it on my plan and then put his back in and re activate it? Then would I be all set??? Thanks!
     
  2. djransom macrumors 68040

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    If you cop a 3G iPhone you will have to pay the $30 a month. Doesn't seem to matter if you were on the $20 plan. If you plan on using 3G then be prepared to pay 3G prices. Guess this is what we get for Apple making the iPhone affordable.
     
  3. mtfield thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So anybody that upgrades is going to have to pay the higher data price? I wonder if it will be called "iphone 3g unlimited data plan." That makes me feel better. The $10 a month isn't that big of a deal, but it sure would have pissed me off i got screwed out of the cheaper plan by the at&t rep, i mean that would be like mobile me for free!
     
  4. hotzenplotz macrumors regular

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    $10 = 2 gallons of gas.
    - That is 48 gallons of gas for two years, provided gas price does not go over $5.
    - 120 loafs of french bread
    - 48 gallons of milk
    - 192 lb of cherries at the farmers marker
    etc.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    I guess all of our "old" original iphones aren't going to be worthless after all. :)

    1. It will be much less attractive to unlock the 3g for use on other networks if you have to buy a 2 year plan with ATT just to get the phone.

    2. Edge iphone plan saves $120 per year.

    I thought it was hilarious seeing how many people rushed to sell their phones last week in anticipation of a new iphone being available today. I've even read some posts where some of those people are thinking of buying another v1 off ebay because they can't wait a month, don't want to pay the 3G data plan prices, and won't be able to unlock it. How ironic!
     
  6. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, for sure! To be honest, I just sold mine on Sunday for $400... and I was b*tching this morning because the guy hadn't paid me yet, now I'm not so sure that I want him too! I'm going to have to deal with another $240 in the next 2 years in cell carrier costs... sounds like a wash to me!
     
  7. lindsaykaye04 macrumors member

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    Obviously the plans were going to be more expensive. Before I bought an iPhone when I was hoping to get the Blackberry Curve, the price would have been an extra $35 a month on my existing contract, plus an extra $10 for GPS. In fact, the only reason I bought the iPhone was because it was only going to be $20 a month extra. I'm glad now that I ended up with the iPhone because I love it, but I knew when I sold it that prices would go up with the 3G phone. It will still be cheaper than the Blackberry plan, so I'm okay with it.
     

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