get iphone 4 and keep unlimited data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chickdigger802, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. chickdigger802 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    Wait, I'm a little confused. If I 'upgrade' from my iphone 3g to iphone 4 and still use same plan, do I keep the $30 unlimited?

    Always get confused between 'upgrading' and 'getting a new plan'.
  2. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Yes you can keep unlimited plan when upgrading to iPhone 4.
  3. hryan4740 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2010
    You can keep it so long as you don't change your plan in any way. You're basically just swapping out your phone.
  4. Tankfantry macrumors regular


    Apr 21, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    thats the point. Companies do one of three things.

    1. Confuse the crap out of you.
    2. Have people convinced that their side of the interpretation is correct.
    3. Don't care all together and let you know up front you will be getting screwed.

    Ahhh the wonderful world we live in.
  5. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2010
    lol, thanks for making my morning!! sad but true... :cool:
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    I'm upgrading from a 3GS to iPhone 4. I'm definitely keeping my unlimited plan, especially with netflix on the way for iphone. I think the 2 gb plan is a ripoff, it should at least be 5 gigs.
  7. macbd macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2010
    The 2GB plan may be a ripoff, but the 200MB is a royal ripoff if you happen to go over. Another $15 for only another 200MB? That's why I'm going with the 2GB plan. Unfortunately those are my only options since I currently do not have an iPhone.
  8. pacdamac9 macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Im definetly keeping the so called "unlimited" plan. Its not even unlimited, I heard its capped at 5GB and at&t sents you a notification if you keep exceeding it.

    If and when iso4 is jailbroken for the iPhone 4, you can always get mywi or pdanet to tehter!!

    The new data plans are a big scam for people that fully make use of their iPhones...
  9. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    FWIW, I called AT&T last night to inquire about switching from an individual plan to a family plan that incorporates my phone and my lady's phone, for the purposes of bill consolidation. I was concerned that if we changed our plans in any way, shape or form that we'd lose our unlimited data.

    The rep assured me that we wouldn't lose our unlimited data by switching from individual plans to a family plan, so long as we never ever change the data part of the plan. In other words we'll only lose our unlimited data if we ever chose to switch to either of the capped options.

    Clearly we're never going to choose that. :D
  10. Migital macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    You've been hearing the wrong info. AT&T customer service explained to me only last month that the 5GB cap on unlimited data plans only extends to the data plans for laptops (tethering plans). This is why tethering doesn't exist for AT&T iPhone customers. They can't offer unlimited data WITH tethering for iPhone users without severely pissing off their business customers who are paying more for less. This is also why they are only offering capped data plans, and plan to make tethering available for iPhone users later (for an added cost, I'm sure). They're restructuring their iPhone data plans so they can make more money off those who want to do more with their phone.

    The unlimited plan for the iPhone is, indeed, unlimited. I can attest to this, as I've consistently gone well over 5GB for the last 5 months in a row and have never once been charged extra, or warned that I will be charged extra for doing so.

    Also, iOS4 is already jailbroken, and has been for some time now. It's called Spirit, and they purposely waited until a few weeks ago before releasing it so that Apple would not have the time to reverse engineer the exploit, and then take steps to block it. The exploit that it uses would require Apple to almost completely rewrite their code to block it.

    You can also upgrade your phone (with the discount if eligible) without signing a new contract by paying the $18 upgrade fee. This will extend your current contract, rather than have you signing onto a new contract. Just to be sure, make it clear to the representative that you only want to extend your existing contract, not sign a new one, and you should not have any problems
  11. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    West Palm Beach, FL
    I'm keeping the unlimited on my phone AND on my iPad. I probably dont need it nearly as much on my iPhone.

    I've had the iPhone 3GS since launch and have used just about 3GB total, but for $5/mo, I'd rather not be worried about it even if I am waaaayyyyy way under.

    But my iPad on the other hand, I am on Day 2 of the unlimited plan and I am already over 1GB (watching WWDC Keynote will do that to ya, lol)

    Glad I am grandfathered. Bring on iPhone 4!!!
  12. chickdigger802 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    lol well I'm usually on my university's campus in which I'm connected to wifi most of the time anyways.

    I rarely go over 100mb per month, so I'm actually kinda happy they have a cheaper data plan going...
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  14. ogdogg macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    I'm going to stay grandfathered with unlimited. That's a no brainer. In a few years that plan has the potential to save you BIG BUCKS. Think about it... One thing is certain. You will be sending more wireless data in the future. Don't give away this opportunity to lock in an unlimited plan.
  15. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    I have the unlimited plan on my iPhone now, but after looking at my account over the last year, I see that the most data I've used in a month is 172MB... that 250MB plan is sounding pretty good since I'm usually on wifi and AT&T won't let me download anything bigger than 10MB (or is it 20MB now?) from iTunes.
  16. Alchematron macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2007
    Maui Hawaii
    Where getting ripped off is a way of life:rolleyes:
  17. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    Here's an interesting idea...

    As we already know, as of June 7th, the iPhone 3G unlimited data plan for $30 was removed from their system. According to AT&T store reps, it's no longer listed as a choice when trying to activate an iPhone 3G/3GS.

    And, as we also know, if you're on the $20 unlimited EDGE or $30 unlimited 3G data plan on an iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G/3GS, respectively, you can be "grandfathered" to the defunct $30 unlimited 3G data plan when you get the iPhone 4.

    Now, here's the kicker...

    If you have an old iPhone 2G (not 3G or 3GS) laying around, you might want to try activating your number on it with iTunes. You'll see that you'll still be able to get the $20 unlimited EDGE plan during the activation process, and that may likely "grandfather" you to the $30 data plan if you choose to do so.

    So, if you feel you missed out by not having an unlimited data plan on your number before June 7 changed everything, this may be the only way to "grandfather" yourself even now.
  18. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    Sweet!! Do you have any links that verify an original iphone on the edge data plan can upgrade to a 30.00 unlimited plan?

    I cant find anything other than a facebook reply and want to have more to argue with if I have a problem.

  19. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
  20. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    Thanks. I'm still trying but cant find anything official from att. Their is a facebook reply and accounts of phone calls (like the above link) but none of that would obligate att. When I called they told me that I was out of luck but that was the first day the plan was announced and they knew little about it.

    I guess I'll try calling again tomorrow and write down names / times. Problem is it doesn't matter what any att employee says they can always be overruled by company policy and att will not print theirs so as of now its all he said she said

    Thanks again for the replys!! :D:D
  21. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    But will you not be allowed to Upgrade your iPhone if you want to do that.

    That is the question
  22. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    With netflix, multi tasking Pandora streaming, and background processing...
    (Ie: upload things to flickr ect ect when doing other things.

    I will keep my unlimited plan.

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