AT&T's new Unlimited Prepaid plan (iPhone compatible?)

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  1. California King, Nov 14, 2011
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    California King macrumors 65816

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    So AT&T has this new plan for prepaid users. It's unlimited voice, text, and DATA?! Under the plan, it says unlimited data is just for eligible phones. I looked around on the page and there's no list of eligible phones for the unlimited data.

    Anyone know if it works with iPhone 4? For $50/month, I think it's one hell of a deal....even better than any of the postpaid plans on AT&T for smartphones.

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    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...jsp?wtSlotClick=1-005ZH4-0-2&_requestid=72919

    EDIT: Asked AT&T about the plan and unlimited data is just for non-smartphones :(
     
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Buy a prepaid SIM and try it. ;)

    Worst case scenario it's edge data.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    My guess would be like the rest of the prepaid data resold by other smaller US companies that use AT&T's GSM network.
    Really slow throttled data but for the price might be worth it to some.
     
  4. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    chances are it wont be but I'm sure there will be a work around.
     
  5. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm tempted to try to switch over this plan, as I am already a prepaid user, but I'm thinking it's too good to be true. AT&T doesn't even offer a unlimited data plan on postpaid...


    Actually I am getting 3G on my prepaid plan, so I don't think they would downgrade it to EDGE if I switch to that plan....I think I'll give AT&T a call and ask them what phones are eligible and if it's 3G or EDGE.
     
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  7. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    I think in addition to $50

    you need to pay $15 (200MB of data) or $25 (2GB of data).
     
  8. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    yeah and the speed and reliability sucks balls
     
  9. mw12a macrumors newbie

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    The way I understand this to work is that smartphones need to buy a separate Data Feature Package. So just buying that $50 plan is not enough.

    On a somewhat related issue, I scanned through the Terms & Conditions for the GoPhone plans again, and I can no longer find the language that said iPhones were not eligible to use this service. I could have sworn it was in there when I checked a few weeks ago. I wonder if that was silently dropped as well, and that iPhones are now officially OK to use on GoPhone plans?
     
  10. MGTR420 macrumors regular

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    25 dollars doesnt even get you 2gb...only 500 mb. "Access the Web, email, social networks, and more! Add to your GoPhone 10¢/Minute Plan, $25 Monthly Plan, or $2/Daily Unlimited Plan. Smartphone users must purchase a data package with any plan to use data services on their device.

    $5 for 10 MB
    $15 for 100 MB
    $25 for 500 MB"

    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...cell-phone-plans.jsp?wtSlotClick=1-005ZH4-0-2
     
  11. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    wow, more reason to support prepaid than the 2 year contract.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes it will still be 3G access but slower than the speeds post paid AT&T accounts would get.
    Let us know how it went.
     
  13. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I had prepaid for 18 months until I upgraded to contract. The speed difference is incredible. I would never go back to prepaid.
     
  14. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    Prepaid data on AT&T is super slow. I use my iPhone 4 on gophone but rarely use the data. You need to add a data package on top of the $50 plan....unlimited data is for "featured" phones and not smart phones.

    The speed to download an app will frustrate u and force u to cancel it lol.

    It's misleading bc it's only for a couple phones.

    Also, I tried changing apn but would tell me I'm not subscribed to a data plan. I'm assuming the system picks up that I'm using a smartphone and blocks all data.
     
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    When I tried this on my 3GS, I got speeds that were slower than edge speeds. We're talking speeds of about 20Kbps.

    I didn't need an APN changer because the 3GS would work with any AT&T sim. Only the original iPhone would need an APN changer. The original iPhone is approved for use on the prepaid unlimited plan.
     
  16. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it's unlimited data for non-smartphones. What speeds do postpaid iPhone users typically get? I would have sworn I saw a thread where everyone was posting their speeds and it was comparable with mine.
     
  17. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Varies by area and network usage at the time, but I typically see between 4 and 6Mbps down and 1 to 2Mbps up on 3G.
     

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