Carrier ATT raising Grandfather Unlimited Data Plan ... AGAIN

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    By $5/month. Just got the email. Starting July 2018. You ain’t taking it away att. I ain’t giving it away easily.
     
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    But why? Their new unlimited data plan is cheaper and you get tethering? At least it wound up being cheaper for us.
     
  3. Spymit007 macrumors regular

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    So I'm in the same boat here. I've held onto the Unlimited plan since 2007 but with this latest increase, I'm willing to explore my options which I can't seem to find online when I log onto my account. Last month, I used 16.5GB of data on my iPhone. With that amount, does it make sense to keep my plan as is and swallow the extra $5 a month or look at another option?
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You will one day. Had it on all 4 of our phones and jumped to the family plan and bill went down over $150 per month and we are still not using all our data.
     
  5. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    There must be a reason for the price hike. Some ulterior motive AT&T wants people off these old plans and onto newer plans. I’m guessing it has to do with up selling.
     
  6. Waterman316 macrumors regular

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    Might as well switch. I did. I have the newer unlimited data plan now. Cheaper and I haven’t noticed a difference. Tethering is nice. I use it with my iPad.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 603

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    Pay up or give it up. In my opinion it’s not worth it. As others have said, I get more for less with my shared data plan.
     
  8. rolsskk macrumors 6502

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    With the money you save by switching to a new plan, you can easily pay for a new phone and get a hotspot. I noticed that my bill has steadily been climbing over the past couple years, time to change it up.
     
  9. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I’m paying it up. It is still cheaper than any other alternative given I have a FAN Discount.
     
  10. rolsskk macrumors 6502

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    How?? I've got a discount too, but the new plan with hotspot is $17 than my current bill.
     
  11. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    Why doesn’t everybody allow tethering for free? In India, I’ve never come across an operator that charges a premium to allow free tethering.

    Though we don’t have unlimited plans, but it is easy to get additional data for 30-100 US cents per GB of 4G data, even if you run out of your cap which could be as low as 1 GB per day or as high as over 100 GB per billing cycle.
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    If you do prepaid, the average price in India is USD 7 total for a period of 3 months for the below:

    Unlimited calls, texts.

    2GB 4G data per day. For 91 days.

    And pretty much every operator provides something along the above lines.
     
  12. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I got 25% off thru my employer. Hence why it still makes it cheaper to keep than switch. I end up paying less than $75 a month with texting.

    Well, now add $3-4 a month more with this hike.
     
  13. bigbucksnowhammies macrumors member

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    I also get a 25% discount applied to my data plan. So it isn't too bad...yet.
     
  14. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    This data plan doesn’t have the whole “Plus” or “Choice” wording which means downgrading video quality. I can watch YouTube/Netflix in high def if I want to without forking over for a more expensive plan.
     
  15. synonys macrumors member

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    I know AT&T is about to settle with the FTC soon and the grandfathered plan is still cheaper for me.
     
  16. CUBUFF1 macrumors newbie

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    I lefty them long ago they should charge the data hogs and not tho like me who were in the lower % of data users. Still living to their MOtto...We Dont Care We Dont Have to!
     
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