iPhone X ATT grandfathered Unlimited vs. Unlimited Premium

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pjny, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    ATT jacked up my grandfathered ATT plan to $96.69/month with $7.65 national account discount. This includes $5 charge for 200 text messages and 450 minutes. I do not text or make too many calls. I mainly use about 15-24gb a month.

    I will now need to get a hotspot for my laptop so I can FTP images to a client so I need to switch plans.

    What is the difference(fine print) between grandfathered unlimited and current ATT Unimited&More Premium(UMP)? ATT states that UMP Premium For $80/line including $15gb hotspot. Will the total cost be less than what I am paying now($96.69) or are there hidden fees that will push the cost to more than $100 a month?

    What are the hidden fees and disadvantages of UMP if I switch?

    Here is the link:


    Does Verizon have similar options? i've had verizon and att iphones and most of the time verizon reception is way better.
  2. Wyckham macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2017
    Mobile plans in USA are a total rip off haha

    Three in Ireland give you unlimited 4G data and lots of calls / texts for 25 euro a month!

    $96 is insane!
  3. uwdude macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2014
    I was going to say, wow, they're charging you $96 for limited texts and limited calls? That's outrageous. Yes you're getting a lot of data but wow. I would think unlimited plans now would be cheaper, and most don't mention a possible throttle until you hit about 22gb so you would be good anyway. The hotspot is something to research though. For $100 you really should be getting at least some hotspot included.
  4. Wyckham macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2017
    What they limit hotspot usage? Three in Ireland have a Fair Usage policy of 60Gb which is not enforced. My bother does about 200 GB a month on his one without issues for years. Hotspots are not a thing here, they just work !
  5. riteshritesh macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Mumbai INDIA
    Haha. Vodafone India gives us 40GB with data rollover upto 250 GB's + Unlimited calling, texts, etc at USD 12
  6. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I switched to the unlimited premium (or equivalent) for over a year now and haven’t seen any surprises yet. It’s nice to use the hotspot feature when I need it and not having to worry about text counts
  7. FoxD macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2010
    I switched too and speed and quality is the same. Rule of thumb is if you have more than 2 phones, the new Unlimited Plan is cheaper and you get hotspots on all phones.
  8. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    Yet almost half the population still has inadequate access to toilets and basic sanitation. o_O

    --- Post Merged, Aug 10, 2018 ---
    The $80 per line does not include administrative fees, taxes, etc. When you factor those in the final cost will likely be similar...
  9. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    So given ATT has raised the price 5 bucks every year for the last 4 years - you cannot call it "grandfathered". Its just that plan you have that they raise every year till you get off.
  10. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    I also switched a year or so ago. I haven't noticed any degradations or problems, and having the hotspot feature on all the devices is really nice.
  11. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Neither of these plans has any value or premiums at this point in time
    ATT has lost respect for the customer by nickel and diimeing us. Their unlimited plans prove that Respect for the customer is gone and &$$$$ is more important
  12. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Yes for those with 1-2-3 lines it’s very expensive for USA people.

    But the cost savings has to do with “family plans”. So someone on the verizon feb 2017 unlimited plan pays $100 base fee plus $20 a line. So someone who has 7 family members or “friends” only pays $240 for 7 lines. So that comes out to $34 a line for unlimited data and 10gb hotspot. Not a bad deal for $34/line for the biggest cell phone company in USA.
  13. Csal20, Aug 16, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018

    Csal20 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    I’ll probally never give up my grandfathered unlimited data plan. I have 80% fan discount through work. Until all the other data plans allow Fan discounts I’m not giving it up. My monthly bill is only like 45.00 a month.
  14. Two Stacks macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    New Orleans
    It’s amazing how cheap some people are yet they have expensive taste
  15. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000


    Sep 12, 2016
    Yeah but the problem is AT&T charged $30 or $35 per line now. The old unlimited plus plan is $20 a line that’s what I have and will not leave that plan.
  16. HDFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007

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