ATT combining text plan with LTE phone upgrades w/grandfathered unlimited data

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  1. Biff..., Feb 15, 2012
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    Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    I was upgrading the wife's ip3 which has the grandfathered unlimited data plan, to a Samsung Galaxy S II(its her choice not mine) I noticed three new offerings on the data plan options.

    $29.99 unlimited data with 200 messages

    $33.99 unlmited data with 1500 messages

    $42.50 unlimited data with unlimited messages

    (edit had wrong amount and forgot to mention I have a $15% discount)


    Just for fun I put in an iphone 4s for the upgrade and the above options disapeared. Has anyone seen this before?
     
  2. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    What the... :confused:

    Very strange (and pisses me off that the options aren't available to iPhone users).

    Thanks for the heads up though OP, good information to know :)
     
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    Are you able to screenshot this? Not that I don;t believe you, but so I can show this to a rep if they give me a hard time asking about it. I could save myself about $10 a month on my personal line.

    By the way, the SGSII is a phenomenal phone. IMO she is making just as good a choice as if she went with the 4S, though many on here would rather die than admit that.
     
  4. Biff..., Feb 15, 2012
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    This could be for LTE phones only. Not sure
     

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    Is she buying the Skyrocket or the stock SII? Therein could be the difference.
     
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    The SII, I called ATT and asked what this plan was. Was told it was a grandfathered plan no longer available. Either way I'll probably go for the 200 messages.
     
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    Hmm. Now that I think about it, the stock SII's HSPA+ 21.1 and the Skyrocket's LTE in AT&T's eyes are both "4G", even though neither of them actually are.

    So it wouldn't really make a difference if it was the Skyrocket or the regular SII.

    In any case, that is odd that it shows up yet AT&T told you it's no longer offered. Then again, this IS #ATTFail we are talking about. What an utter mess of a company.
     
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    I also tried the Samsung Note, which is not available yet, but was only offfered the 1500 messages. So each phone gets different offers.
     
  9. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    LTE plans are different.
    I bought a Skyrocket last week.
    The Smart Phone Personal plans are for HSPA+ 4G phones. not LTE phones.

    I noticed when I upgraded, my grandfathered unlimited plan is not displayed on my account online even though every rep I spoke with said it's on my account.
     

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  10. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    That's really weird. At first I thought maybe it was an AT&T Wireless plan, but I'm pretty sure all of those have been killed off, maybe something they are testing?
     
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    I thought about the testing as well. This whole thing was a surprise, since this is my first adroid phone(wife's actually) but I get to play with it, I'm thinking this might be AT&T's way of getting support for their android phones.
     
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    The folks who don't really need unlimited text messaging. exactly. grr
     
  13. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    No, this has to either be hidden stuff they are trying or a mistake.
     
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    Seems like it only pertains to LTE Smartphones. I settled for the 200 text with the unlimited data. I wonder how long until they pull the texting plan from me, and say that it was a mistake.
     

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