Carrier ATT sharing plan 3 devices 227$ each month ??

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    ipadpro macrumors 6502a

    ipadpro

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    welcome to macrumors , i am new here , may i ask someone who can reply my concern ,

    i'm using ATT family sharing plan

    all in 1 bill ,


    iphone 6/6plus ATT next 37.95/45.97 [ still not pay off yet ]
    unlimited talk/sms in us
    unlimited sms international outside us[ have test working great ]

    data 15 GIgabyte sharing
    device sharing [3] : iphone 6/6 plus/ipad air

    monthly bill tax total : 227$

    is this good deal or expensive ?


    thnks
     
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

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    Please post in the correct forum. This is for iOS 9 beta, not iPhone carriers.
     
  3. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry - can any mod move it right place
    for me - thnks -
     
  4. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm using ATT family sharing plan with 2 iphone and 1 ipad ,

    monthly bill total 227$

    including
    ---------------

    2 iphone ATT next program 6/6plus [ still in payment both 37.95/45.37 ]
    data 15 GIgabyte
    text/talk unlimited
    international sms include unlimited [ i can text outside usa for unlimited free ]
    device sharing [3] : iphone 6/6 plus/ipad air


    is this expensive price deal with ?

    also i am using ipad mini wifi version tethering from my data account , is that free tethering or charge ?

    thnks
     
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    Sounds high to me. I have 3 lines all with unlimited talk/text and sharing 20GM data for $130/month. Only thing I don't have that you have is the international SMS. That can't possibly be $100/month.
     
  7. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that including

    att next for 2
    iphone 6 and 6 plus i purchase together in 1 bill

    they count me this way

    100 dollar for 15 GB data roll over
    70 dollar for att next 2 iphone under contract
    35 dollar for unlimited data sms international
    10 dollar add on sharing with ipad.

    215 plus tax = 227 $
     
  8. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    I'm confused by your breakdown (I dunno, it doesn't look right to me) but ~$140 for service after deducting the Next installment plan sounds about right.
     
  9. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok , let me explain

    before my iphone and my wife iphone is saparate account
    i'm using iphone 6, she using iphone 6 plus
    we both upgrade early ATT next program ,
    iphone 6 for 37.95 iphone 6 plus for 45.97 monthly

    so each month each account were paid around 90-97 dollar with single plan
    450 minute, none sms , none unlimited , 4GB data , over data 10 dollar charge

    later , i decide to switch to sharing family plan and they give me a deal offer me cheaper like they promise and both account togerther in 1 account , which is all in one bill

    now my plan was sharing family plan
    15 GB data
    unlimited talk
    unlimited sms usa
    unlimited international outside usa
    unlimited hotspot tethering
    _________________________
    after tax total : 217

    last week i just add on new devices which is ipad air 10$ option

    so now total i pay : 227$ dollar



    so before i pay two phone two account saparate almost 180 or 190 but only 3GB data
    now i pay 30 dollar more i get 15 GB data and i can using for 2 iphone and 1 ipad
    with unlimited talk,sms and international sms , also unlimited tethering hotspot

    difference is 30 dollars more,,,
     
  10. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Is that international roaming or just international texting? Because there's a difference. Unlimited international SMS is already included in the new Mobile Share Value plans. International roaming is not.

    Normal plan rates are as follows:

    $130 MS Value 15GB - includes unlimited talk, unlimited text (domestic and international) and 15GB shared data with tethering
    $15 iPhone 6 Plus line fee
    $15 iPhone 6 line fee
    $10 iPad line fee
    ------------------------------
    $170 TOTAL (service only)

    Just add the device installment plans. If you're only paying ~$230 inclusive of taxes and device installment, I'm guessing you got a promotion from the retentions department or a corporate discount.

    Now whether you consider the amount you're paying reasonable is up to you but I'd say it's around par for course on ATT or VZW postpaid.
     
  11. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you forgot couting att next for each phone

    170 + 35 + 45

    total i only pay 227$

    still cheap good deal right ????
     
  12. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    here is what my bill charge

    $100 = 15 gb data
    $15 =line iphone 6
    $15 = line iphone 6 plus
    $10 = line ipad air
    $ 35 = att next iphone 6 fee
    $ 45 = att next iphone 6 plus
    total all with tax my bill was ; 227$
     
  13. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    No, I didn't forget about the Next payments. Note the following paragraph.
    It's an okay deal. You could probably go cheaper with prepaid if you don't need tethering and if iPad data isn't a must.

    I got in on the double data deal so I'm paying $250 (including taxes) for MSV 20GB on 4 iPhones (2 on installment, 2 paid off) and 1 iPad.
     
  14. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    227 is not cheap to people making 9- or 10 dollar minimum wage - sometime i wonder why i am so stupid wasting money alot on mobile hobby-

    so far so good i am happy with my data now - every months all devices used around 7-10 gb -@ still roll up little
     
  15. protox macrumors regular

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    If you tether to your iPad why bother add it on for $10? Save yourself $10.
     
  16. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i was thinking that too but result is not so good speed comparing to cellular lte
    on my ipad air -

    tethering speed slower than lte

    if everyone using tethering on ipad then no one need to buy cellular version anymore
     
  17. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Convenience. Besides, it's cheaper to just get a cellular iPad and pay $10/mo access fee than to buy a mobile hotspot and pay $20/mo access fee. Also, the iPad makes for a much longer lasting hotspot battery-wise than any smartphone (like more than 40 hours on a single charge on the iPad 4).
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But you are saying you are tethering. Or
    Are these multiple different iPads you are talking about?
     
  19. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Jesus you guys get ripped off in every way! You've got to pay for 'international texting' lmfao
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As opposed to getting it and other things for free?
     
  21. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Unlimited domestic and international texting is actually included on all Mobile Share Value plans. The breakdown in post #7 is incorrect. You'll find the correct breakdown in charges on post #12. Of course, T-Mobile's unlimited texting and 2G data while roaming is nice.
     
  22. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    OP has a wifi-only iPad mini.
     
  23. ipadpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i have 2 ipad
    1 ipad air 2 cellular
    1 mini wifi only

    so ipad air 2 cellular add 10 dollar to sharing
    ipad mini wifi only tethering free when i need

    sms internatinal is free
    i have been sent 140 sms last month
    all is free
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Apparently that and another iPad that is a cellular one. Which is probably where some of the confusion related to it all came from.
     

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