Concerning unlimited data, grandfathered?

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  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    Many have said here that your data plan will be grandfathered to the new phone. However I read this on Market watch.

    Upgrading can also come at a price, including upgrade fees of roughly $30 and the elimination of old unlimited-data plans. Plus, as The Wall Street Journal recently reported, consumers using a 4G LTE connection tend to consume more data—1.2GB per month, versus 500MB for those on slower connections. “Not everybody needs all of those different small bumps up to iPhone 5,” Satyavolu says. “It comes down to personal choice.”

    There will also be a $30 extra charge for the plan??
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I'm missing your point.... First off, if one is grandfathered in on the unlimited data, then what does it matter if you use 500MB or 1.2GB? Secondly, the $30 upgrade fee is true for all phones, so again not sure what your point is. It is a one time cost. Does it suck? Sure, but whether you get a dumb phone or an iPhone, it's all the same....
     
  3. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My point is that they said there will be an elimination of unlimited data plans
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    at&t isn't eliminating the unlimited plans for existing customers.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's just for verizon users if they get it subsidized.
     
  6. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's great, so I am guess I am going for since I have a 3Gs now
     
  7. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    This.
     
  8. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this is true. This is from there terms and conditions:


    If you are an AT&T unlimited data plan customer, AT&T may migrate you from the unlimited data plan to a tiered data plan and bill you the appropriate monthly fees. We will provide you with notice of this change at least one billing cycle in advance either by a bill insert, email, text message, or

    Has anyone seen an official announcement from them in regards to the iphone 5?
     
  9. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Buy the phone full price

    Avoid losing Unlimited Data. Just that simple.

    Full Price
    649, 749, 849.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Nope so grandfathered at&t customers should be fine for the time being.

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    That's only for Verizon customers.
     
  11. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure this makes sense if you're going to get throttled after 3GB/mo.
     
  12. Steve~Jobs macrumors newbie

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    I am grandfathered into the Unlimited data and just contacted AT&T via online chat and here is a direct quote from the customer service agent:

    "Your current unlimited data plan will continue to be grandfathered in when you upgrade to the iPhone 5"
     
  13. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Throlled? I'm with Verizon, i don't know that word, and I average 15gbs of data a month, and proud of it.

    Phone smart. phone gets used. Wifi or no wifi.

    I have unlimited Data and will continue to have unlimited data until the data cap prices for 4g change.

    imagine how fast 2gs of data will be consumed on a 4g network.
    I dont have that problem.
     
  14. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    awesome! Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T throttles LTE after 5GB a month.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    5GB per month on the i5 on unlimited data plan with AT&T's LTE.
     
  17. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Same story here.... Seriously considering paying the 700 to keep the unlimited plan on 4G.
     
  18. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    I would feel a little better if when you go on the apple site to buy it would show this. They any show the unlimited plans.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How would they show it when those plans are not available any more for AT&T or verizon? The preorders are not even up yet.
    The i5 was only announced a few hours ago...
     
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  22. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    But will the unlimited data cost more than it is now for 3G?
     
  23. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    nope. Not at all.
     
  24. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Okay my question could've been misread. To confirm 100%: will the unlimited LTE data cost more than what 3G is right now?
     

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