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osin

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Currently, I have iPhone 6 with grandfathered AT&T Unlimited data plan. I will be upgrading to iPhone 7 but at the moment I cannot find an option to keep the same plan (with iPhone 6s as an example).

Does anyone know if I can keep this plan or would I be forced to upgrade to new plan? Next perhaps? What is the best solution in your opinion?

Thank you for your time!
 

DadBod630

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Currently, I have iPhone 6 with grandfathered AT&T Unlimited data plan. I will be upgrading to iPhone 7 but at the moment I cannot find an option to keep the same plan (with iPhone 6s as an example).

Does anyone know if I can keep this plan or would I be forced to upgrade to new plan? Next perhaps? What is the best solution in your opinion?

Thank you for your time!

You could try calling AT&T
 

Rayfire

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Aug 25, 2008
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Currently, I have iPhone 6 with grandfathered AT&T Unlimited data plan. I will be upgrading to iPhone 7 but at the moment I cannot find an option to keep the same plan (with iPhone 6s as an example).

Does anyone know if I can keep this plan or would I be forced to upgrade to new plan? Next perhaps? What is the best solution in your opinion?

Thank you for your time!
I also have a single line, grandfathered UDP. From my understanding, AT&T would let us keep our plans, the method on buying the next iPhone would either be outright, or on a Next plan; no more subsidized prices.

I'm thinking of switching to Tmobile's new unlimited One plan, since it's cheaper than AT&T's grandfathered plan, by then I'll just do the installment plan.
 
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RyCan3

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You can just upgrade using the NEXT plans or buying the phone outright. AT&T said it would not change my current grandfathered unlimited data plan.
 

Pipper99

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Aug 14, 2010
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I went to the AT&T store on Saturday and talked to a rep who seemed very knowledgeable. He said that I could order through AT&T Next, Apple Upgrade, or buy the phone at full price. As a test, I went through the process to buy a new iPhone on Apple's store app: after I selected a phone for my line, I received a message stating that I would be required to select a new plan (EEK!), but when I proceeded to the next page to select a plan, my unlimited (current) plan was preselected, and I was able to continue with the order with my unlimited data plan. Of course, I didn't complete the order, but it looks like keeping the UDP is good to go.
 

skinnerband

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I went to the AT&T store on Saturday and talked to a rep who seemed very knowledgeable. He said that I could order through AT&T Next, Apple Upgrade, or buy the phone at full price. As a test, I went through the process to buy a new iPhone on Apple's store app: after I selected a phone for my line, I received a message stating that I would be required to select a new plan (EEK!), but when I proceeded to the next page to select a plan, my unlimited (current) plan was preselected, and I was able to continue with the order with my unlimited data plan. Of course, I didn't complete the order, but it looks like keeping the UDP is good to go.

This is very good news, thanks!
 
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amemoryoncelost

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Anyone have any updates on this? Thinking about going the Apple route as well, but may have to go into AT&T since my phone (6s) is still under contract. I usually give my phone to my girlfriend and we sell the 2 year old model (6).
 

osin

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Jun 8, 2008
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Anyone have any updates on this? Thinking about going the Apple route as well, but may have to go into AT&T since my phone (6s) is still under contract. I usually give my phone to my girlfriend and we sell the 2 year old model (6).

As mentioned above, I was able to purchase iPhone 7 under my existing unlimited plan with AT&T. I preordered my phone via Apple Store.

Thank you all who provided me with the information! Much appreciated!
 
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beach bum

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Anyone have any updates on this? Thinking about going the Apple route as well, but may have to go into AT&T since my phone (6s) is still under contract. I usually give my phone to my girlfriend and we sell the 2 year old model (6).
I just purchased from Apple the 6s full price and kept my grandfathered plan--coming from the 6 which was still under contract. The phone is also unlocked as confirmed by Apple rep after I set up the phone.
 
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