Carrier Guide for Keeping AT&T Unlimited Data through Apples Website?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jim Boonie, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Jim Boonie macrumors newbie

    Jim Boonie

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    Does anyone have a guide or a walk-through to making sure AT&T doesn't trick me into a tiered plan if I pre-order the phone through the Apple site? I've googled a million blogs on it and none of them tell you how to do it through the website. Most say you should go in person. But what if you can't (Due to time and distance constraints)? Surely there must be a way to make sure you don't click the wrong button and end up with a bucket-o-data.
     
  2. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    When I ordered my 4s through Apple Store online, the plan I currently have (unlimited data) just "transferred" over. There was nothing special I had to do. This time, though, I plan on buying my iPhone 5s at AT&T's store. Made this decision 2 years ago. I ordered my 4s online and had to wait for shipping. Meanwhile, out of curiosity, I just walked into an AT&T store on launch day and could have picked up the exact same model I ordered from Apple and had to wait on. Since Apple had tied up my account I wasn't able to get it at AT&T on launch day. Lesson learned ;)
     
  3. Phillyphil0302 macrumors member

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    Did a test run the other day using Apple Store app by putting a 5C in the shopping cart and voila!, my unlimited data was listed as the default plan.
     
  4. CtotheP macrumors regular

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    I did the same thing. I don't have unlimited data, but I have a Corporate discount, and when I pre-ordered the 5c for my wife, everything just transferred over.
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    I preordered my 4S last time using the AT&T app they had. Select my new phone and it stayed w my current plan. So the AT&T website might be another way to consider getting one.
     
  6. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    I've upgraded on the Internet with both AT&T and Apple with the grand fathered unlimited data plan and didn't have to do anything special.
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Wow, amazing what you can discover by simply doing a mock order of a similar device. :cool:

    Technically its possible that the 5s may be different than the 5c, but there's nothing to suggest that might be the case.
     

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  8. Jim Boonie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jim Boonie

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    Interesting. I was poking through the AT&T (I'm on a work plan) site and maybe the Apple site is the way to go.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Order from Apple if you can.

    Although I've only bought one iphone at launch, I've witnessed the 4/4s/5 launches. Based on what I've seen reported here it seems orders through Apple go smoother with fewer hiccups such as delayed shipping.
     

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