Current 200mb users: will you upgrade to 2gb plan?

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  1. unlimitedx, Jan 18, 2012
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    unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently on the 200mb plan for $15. My company's fan discount lowers the 2gb plan to $21.75. Given that the new 300mb plan costs $20 and 3gb costs $30, I'm debating whether to upgrade or stick to 200mb to minimize costs.

    200mb I have to watch my usage, and 2gb will be more than enough for me. 300mb is more, but given that the 2gb is only $1.75 for 7x the data, seems more reasonable to change the plan to 2gb now before it's too late.. but i've never gone over 200mb so upgrading is just in case that future usage increases.
     
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  3. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    I'm upgrading before the "new" plans set into place.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  5. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm i guess not a lot of folks have the 200mb plan
     
  6. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

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    Your FAN discount only applies to the 2GB plan? Not any other plan?
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I have a 200mb plan ;)
     
  8. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Me, too :D Well, up until about an hour ago...
     
  9. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    No brainer, upgrade to the 2GB. And even if you went over that it's 10 dollars per gig, which will put you just over 30.

    With the 200MB plan, I believe it's 15 dollars more per 200MB in overages? Ouch!
     
  10. Menel macrumors 603

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    No brainer.

    $20 (after 20%FAN) for 2GB vs. $20/300MB (likely unelgible for FAN) on the new plan.

    Massive price hike rappage coming from ATT. Gotta make up the merger penalty Obama's administration forced on them.
     
  11. Kyotoma, Jan 19, 2012
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    Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Rofl. The ITC and the Judicial system have nothing to do with Obama. Yes, he may have opposed it, but that's just his opinion, not his policy.

    Read more: U.S. International Trade Commission - duties, benefits http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/encyclopedia/Thir-Val/U-S-International-Trade-Commission.html#b

    EDIT: More research via Wikipedia:

    So perhaps I was wrong. Although Obama may have reappointed some Commissioners, they influence his opinion, not the other way around.

    It's all political bull either way.
     
  12. jertronic macrumors member

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    I am grandfathered, on Verizon, to an unlimited data plan. My usage never goes above 1Gb. But, I always crush the 200mb ceiling.

    I am not you, but I would upgrade.
     
  13. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 200MB plan and have never gone above 100MB of usage even with an iPhone 4S. I have wifi just about everywhere I go so it's just another reason for AT&T to bill me more. It's pure greed.
     
  14. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    Just upgraded my wife's iPhone 4 to the 2GB plan from the 200mb plan.
    I didn't realize my FAN discount didn't apply to the 200mb plan. For the
    extra $5 ($25 - 20% FAN discount) she now has 2gb and can now stream her Pandora! She's pretty happy and in this case was worth $5 extra.
     
  15. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Okay, talk me through this. We have a family plan. I have the 4GB mobile hotspot. My husband has the 200mb with the FAN discount. What would the cost difference be for us for the "new" 2GB or "new" 300mb plans compared to his current 200mb plan?

    I haven't followed this discussion much, so any help would be appreciated.
     
  16. wordoflife, Jan 19, 2012
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    wordoflife macrumors 604

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    OP I have a question does your fan discount for data for $21.50 show up under the features section of your page?

    I'm pretty sure I'm suppose to get this discount but it just shows it at $25.


    The dataplus plans (200, soon to be 300mb) don't have a FAN discount.
     
  17. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    The discount shows up in the discounts section of your bill.
    It will show you your FAN discount, also it's on the web login
    for AT&T wireless.
     
  18. Menel macrumors 603

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    All irrelevant.

    I didn't say Obama, I said 'Obama Administration'. These are his men, all part of his administration and cabinet.

    "The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T on Wednesday seeking to block its $39 billion merger with T-Mobile."
    http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/31/technology/att_tmobile_antitrust/index.htm

    "AT&T's bid for T-Mobile halted by Justice Department"
    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/...4/atts-bid-t-mobile-halted-justice-department

    "Department of Justice
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
    http://www.usdoj.gov"
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    Current $15/200MB plan, FAN doesn't apply.
    Current $25/2GB plan, FAN knocks down to $20.

    New $20/300MB plan, unknown if FAN applies, unlikely.

    You guys need family shared data plan. Why is ATT still dragging on this =(
     
  20. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. THANKS! and yes, we could totally both live on my 4GB. I use about 400mb in reality, but need tethering.
     
  21. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    How is this any different they any other anti-monopoly action?
    You pointing out Obama Admin suggest something is different.

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    What is "FAN"??
     
  22. AlexJaye macrumors regular

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    I won't. My average usage the past 8 months has been under 200mb per month without me trying to manage it. But, I have Wifi at home & school, so...
     
  23. Menel macrumors 603

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    Its not different, but they still did it, and it's still immoral. Two consenting private property holders should have right, the freedom to buy/sell their property as they see fit. Whether its your own creation of goods, house, car, or corporate assets.

    As for FAN http://www.google.com/search?q=fan+discount&ie
     
  24. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  25. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

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    Wait is this just for any FAN? Or just company? I have a FAN discount through university, not sure if that would knock the 25 down to 20 bucks for 2gigs...
     

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