Carrier AT&T Unlimited Data Plan (Grandfathered)

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  1. J+9 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all:

    Long time lurker here. I hope this is the right forum to post this question. If not, can someone point me in the right direction?

    I have one of the original AT&T Unlimited iPad data plans from my iPad 1 that I'm planning on cancelling but was wondering if there is still a market to sell it? If so, do you know how much they're worth?

    Thank you in advance. :)
     
  2. techiegirl macrumors 65816

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    I don’t see why there would be a market for it since there us still an unlimited iPad data plan available now for the same price.
     
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  4. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    At one time, ATT wasn't deprioritizing the original plan, even for heavy usage, so many people were using it for home internet. About 18 months ago I still was able to sell my original plan for about $80 even though ATT had started offering an unlimited plan again. I had posted that I was going to let it expire, but was willing to take a little month. 6 months earlier people were able to sell these plans for about $2,000.
     
  5. clarencek macrumors regular

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    Yea I think the market is gone. Added my iPad to my unlimited plan for $20.
     
  6. A_Flying_Panda macrumors member

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    There was a market for that, but gone.
    I bought the plan from someone on eBay for ~$600 back a few years ago, and sold it for ~$1800 like 3 years later. It was the only unlimited, unmonitored, un-throttled plan on the market, ATT doesn’t really even show you how many data you have used, it just tells you how many days left (in the billing period). Couple month later ATT began to offer a somewhat similar plan (de-priortized however), and the price skydived.
    I guess i was lucky
     
  7. baypharm macrumors 68000

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    So the new plan is not as good as the grandfathered one? Grandfather plan still does not throttle?
     
  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    Yeah my brother had one of those old Unlimited plans sold it via TOL made $400 Profit.
     
  9. iZollo macrumors regular

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    I still have the grandfather at&t unlimited plan and still to this day have never been throttled with heavy use at times.
     
  10. STEVEMS2305 macrumors newbie

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    Just cancelled my unlimited Plan that I purchased on Day 1 of the original iPad. Really no need to incur the monthly $29.99 from AT&T when there is WiFi or T-Mobile hotspot available. No Market to sell, but no complaints.....
     
  11. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    This is correct. The old plan is not throttled. The new unlimited are throttled right at the get go. I had both grandfathered unlimited data on both my iPad and iPhone. I had to do some overseas travel and ATT talked me into supposed the same type unlimited plan for my iPhone where I could get a decent daily additional price when I traveled to Europe. This year I found out that this new unlimited plan only had 3 mps download speed. I was livid but they wouldn’t put me back on the grandfathered plan. I’m thankful to still have my original plan on my iPad.
     
  12. baypharm macrumors 68000

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    Too bad. I would have purchased yours.
     
  13. A_Flying_Panda macrumors member

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    There was a difference when it first came out, I don’t know about the current status.
     
  14. techiegirl macrumors 65816

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    The grandfathered one is throttled. I remember receiving an email a while back. I’ve never been throttled with the grandfathered one or the new one.
     
  15. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    The new unlimited is heavily throttled. Do a speed test. When they talked me into switching, of course they didn’t tell me I would have a slow download speed. It was this year when I got a new phone wirh poor connectivity that I noticed never getting above 3mps download speed. I went to the ATT store and they said it was part of the plan. I switched to a 5 gigabyte plan so not to have the throttling.

    I still have my iPad on the original unlimited plan and have never been throttled with it.
     
  16. RevTEG macrumors 6502a

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    My wife and I both still have our grandfather unlimited ATT plan. We’ve had ours since the first iPad. We are both heavy users because we travel for work.

    My daughter has the NEW unlimited ATT on her 6th Gen iPad. I don’t know all the industry words to explain the difference but I promise you there’s a difference. We can all be in the same vehicle and our grandfathered iPads stream videos much more clear than hers does with heavy usage. I’m sure many will disagree with me but I’ve seen it first hand enough to keep my grandfathered plan as long as ATT will let me.

    To the best of my knowledge I’ve never been throttled. We went months with no home internet and still didn’t get throttled.

    Wife and I still have the grandfathered plans on our iPhones as well.
     
  17. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    Curious how you could sell gf'd plans on ebay. How did that process actually work?
     
  18. A_Flying_Panda macrumors member

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    Just give them the logins. They change the password and billing info, call att to have the plan activate on a new SIM card.
     

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