Folks Eligable For Upgrades (C/With Unimited Everything) With Plans of an iPhone 5..

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  1. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

    HeyGreggie

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    I decided to call Verizon and get a statement from the horses moith regarding them. For one.. they have the most annoying "press number __ for" on Earth.. But besides that..

    I first asked when I'm allowed an upgrade. He says "now" [and doesnt attempt to get me to buy an Android, so I know Verizon isn't knowledged about it yet.. Good.]

    He also tells me apparently I haven't used my "New Every Two" [Which I've completely forotten about in the midst of Verizon changing everything].

    I ask what's the lowest sized iphone 4s pricing, versus the lowest with these [for good measure, hoping the iphone 5 would be around the same price].

    16 gb New Two Year Contract: $199; New Every Two $50 discount [which I swear was more.. up to $150 when they had it]: $149.
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    64 gb: Two Year: $399; N.E.T: $349

    So I get to asking how much the highest gig would be if I stayed on unlimited... $849.99 :( Seems feasible.

    HERE"S where stuff gets fishy.. My Data usage

    He averaged it from March until now.

    March- 10.7gb
    April- 11
    May- 12.5
    June- ?
    July- ?
    August- 16gbs

    Told me my best bet would be to try to keep unlimited...

    Couple questions..

    1. Am I in the "Trottle Me" category?
    2. Yes.. I use my phone for everything, sometimes I'm not able to get wifi. And yes. I watch Netflix. Is that so bad?
    3. If I pay $140 a month (100 for 12gbs of data & $40 for package) when I pay that amount anyway.. do I WIN.. or LOSE?
    4. Is it worth saving $400 for a new two year contract then have to force myself to monitor my phones usage for DATA when everything else is unlimted?

    Please help..:confused:
     
  2. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    What do you pay now and do you currently use a 4G phone or 3G phone? If 4G, do you have tethering?
     
  3. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Keep your unlimited plan. Pay unsubsidized. That's what I'm doing on AT&T.
     
  4. HeyGreggie thread starter macrumors 65816

    HeyGreggie

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    Currently I pay around $146 a month after taxes and discounts, etc etc.

    I had the HTC thunderbolt on 4g LTE the day it came out so I want to say I have 4g tethering as well
     
  5. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Did you sign up for tethering? Do you use it?

    I would suggest keeping it and using tethering. I think that is an excellent deal (tethering 4G). However if you don't tether, I don't think it is as important to keep unlimited (though you might want to tether down the road).
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    On AT&T you dont have to buy unsubsidized in order to keep your unlmited data.
    On Verizon you do.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Is it even possible to use that much data a month without tethering? With the proliferation of Wi-Fi, I just can't imagine ever using that much. Not judging; just saying that it blows my mind.
     
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure if I've ever used that much without tethering. All my 10-80GB months were with 4G tethering.
     
  9. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

    GoreVidal

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    You do if you aren't eligible for any upgrade pricing. I'm buying mine unlocked anyway.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I know.
    But it sounded like you're buying unsubsidized just to keep your unlimited data on AT&T.
     

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