Att iPhone 6s/7 unlimited data.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Legionnaire, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Legionnaire macrumors 6502

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    Anyone read anything noting any changes from previous iPhone sales? I see Verizon losing subsidized but I much prefer 200 every 2 years as I sell old phone for same as I pay for new.

    So any articles stating att / subsidized and keeping unlimited data shouldn't be changing?

    They sent me two phones last time at subsidized pricing lol sold one for 650. Can't get lucky twice though I bet.
     
  2. Avi360 macrumors newbie

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    The only time AT&T will give you a phone at a subsidized price is when you sign a 2-year contract. That's how they recoup the rest of the phone's MSRP from you. Haha, so long as you haven't been paying a monthly line charge for the iPhone you sold, then you really did get lucky!

    AT&T is moving away from 2-Year contracts that allow for subsidized pricing. You can still do them as of now, but they're pushing the no-contract service with ''Next'' phone financing. There are many AT&T retailers that no longer do 2-years in the store. That being said, corporate stores still allow you to sign up for 2-year contracts, as well as online orders.

    You'll be able to keep your unlimited data so long as you don't change your plan. But just know that you're connection speed is being throttled after 5 gigs of use each month. Also, you can't use the personal hotspot feature on your iPhone with that old plan.

    Are you really in need of unlimited data? Walk into any AT&T store and they'll be able to look up your account to tell you what you average usage has been the past three months. If it's less than 15 Gb then I'd suggest giving it up and paying less for a Mobile Share Value plan (the new flagship plan with shared data between all the lines)

    I have 30 Gb data (40gb avg w/ rollover) on the Mobile share plan, no contract, no throttling and I'm probably paying less than you do.

    In fact, for the time I've been on the new mobile share plan, I've probably saved enough money from my monthly bill to pay for a couple iPhones as compared to the older plan you're on.

    Paying for the phone in monthly installments is the way of the future. Check out AT&T 'Next' and the new mobile share value plans. crunch the numbers, and give it some serious thought!
     
  3. Legionnaire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I pay 72 bucks a month for my plan, unlimited data, text and 450 w rollover but I have thousands of minutes. I have 25% fan discount and tax free Alaska charges. Heck I've gotten every activation charge waived.

    I just really hope they stick with the subsidies pricing as I paid 200 for my original iPhone and every time I upgrade I sell the old one for price I paid. You're reply is very detailed and I appreciate it, the next line is appealing if I wasn't a data hog. I never get throttled where I live and I excess over 8-10gb monthly, lowest being 5gb on average but I have peaked 20gb when I Netflix at work.

    Pandora 24/7 and Netflix lol.
    I have been throttled before, but it's so rare like one out of 10 months, they don't have very congested towers where I live.
     
  4. Avi360 macrumors newbie

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    Nice! thanks for the insight!

    I gotcha! hey, if you've got a good thing going based on your own experience then definitely try to keep as long as possible!

    IRU 25% fan discount is nice! I've got a 30% discount- but still have to pay state taxes/fees etc.

    Well, if you're ever considering adding more phone lines/tablets- maybe then consider the mobile share plan
     
  5. Legionnaire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live in Ohio but I keep the plan based in Alaska, hasn't charged me anymore yet. Ohio has 7% sales tax so not changing billing address - ever lol.

    My discount was given to me by my friend, it's not work or anything. Used to be 15 for military but then he added me to his fan group.

    I've never seen a 30 fan discount

    What's the highest discount att offers? I'm sure someone has 50-100% aomewhere

    Broke up with my gf of 6 years, dropped 40 bucks off plan lol. So nice having a single bill again. Maybe when I have a family il switch to another share plan. Not foreseeable.

    I wish iPhone would keep 5s sizing, I have small hands and really don't want a larger phone but I may upgrade finally.
     
  6. Avi360 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, good call on not changing your billing address lol.

    I'm not sure how high the fan discounts go, but I think the percentage is based on how many lines the company/employer has first, then that discount is passed down to the 'individual responsibility users' like you and I, haha. But I have no idea- I could be completely wrong on that.

    I've got the 5s now- definitely like it. I think the 6 is a good size, but I definitely can't quite wrap my head around the 6plus sizing though.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If you get the phone on Next and over 3 years pay its $650 price and then sell it for $200 you basically paid $450 for it over 2 years, which is basically the same as the subsidized portion you would be getting on a 2 year contract and paying off over the 2 years as part of your line fee. Although that's different on old plans where they don't lower the payment once you are done with the contract, so for those there's that catch.
     
  8. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    Nor have I.
     

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