Happy "Unlimited Data" Day (U.S.)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Chupa Chupa, Jun 6, 2010.


Did you enroll in Unlimited 3G SPECIFICALLY to ensure being grandfathered

Poll closed Jun 7, 2010.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It's more of a wake I suppose than a celebration. Coming is that day you have to yell at your kids to turn off the Internet b/c you don't own the ISP, and you will remember this day, the day when how we pay for data changed forever.

    Anyway, I begrudgingly turned on the 3G spigot today. So the question is, how many here also turned on unlimited 3G SPECIFICALLY to grandfather into the unlimited plan?
  2. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    I would like to know too, what are most people using in the way of usage? Just checked and the wife and I are about 300 mb a month on the iPhones. We don't stream movies but use Internet what would seem to be a lot.
  3. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    That's a good question Chupa. I also wondered how many will sign up, turn off wifi, and just hammer away at that data over spite.

    I read somewhere yesterday that some were intending to do just that.
  4. Safari King macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    My job pays for the unlimited service, so I don't have much of a gripe, but if I were paying for it, I would have activated unlimited anyway, instead of accepting the 2G limit. My plan is to change my iPhone data plan to a lower level and use the iPad for the bulk of data, when not using my MacBook Pro. I also plan to JB the iPad so that I can tether the MBP off of the iPad when needed, although it wont be that often.

    $30 is piece of mind that I don't have to worry about overage charges...
  5. Hitch08 macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2008
    I voted yes although my situation is a bit off. I just turned 3G on last weekend and planned to only use it for the month. Yesterday, I checked to make sure I am on auto renew, so that I don't cancel. Without this change, I would be in cancel at end mode.
  6. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    While I have an unlimited plan, I really don't think I ever would have noticed based on my usage and wifi availability. Might "downgrade" to save a few bucks along the line.
  7. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    lol. I was thinking. After 2 million iPads sold. :apple: and At&t can afford to play with yalls feelings.

    I bet if they only sold 500k the offer would still stand. Damn Crooks. :cool:
  8. BERRYP186 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2009
    My iPad came in yesterday just endear the gun. Rushed home and turned on the unlimited yea baby.
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    If I lived in the states, I would get the unlimited plan before it expired.

    However, with the change in plans, in the future when I return I would be very tempted to get the Verizon MiFi instead. Then again, that is another device to carry and feed (recharge) so maybe an iPad 3G would be a better solution.
  10. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2009
    No, I would rarely go over 2GB in a month, and a reason for doing the 3G was to avoid a contract. Grandfathering in unlimited is the equivalent of a de facto contract, and me being spiteful isn't worth the money.
  11. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    Great new viewpoint. Many were excited about month to month, locking in when less than 2% went over 2 Gb isn't prudent for anyone but the 2%.

    The viral marketing campaigns by companies these days is nothing short of genius.
  12. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2009
    I have been thinking about a MiFi if I am at a point where I spend more than 10 months in the States per year, but I can't get the math to work out right.

    Phone with data plan and tethering fee + iPad prepaid is quite a bit less than Phone with data plan + MiFi contract.
  13. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    thats me.. yes, in 2 days i accumulated less than 500mb
    so granfathered is FTW
  14. shadygrove macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2010
    I actually think the new plans will save me money in the long run. The one or two times I might go over won't total more than savings. Most of my time is around Wifi. That said... If I had my iPad (still on the list of things to get) I would get the unlimited just for *****. I am getting a the new iPhone (will be my first) so I don't really have the option of getting the new the hardware plus the grandfather plan. But, I actually think it is for the best in my situation, as it will save me money (in theory anyway).
  15. SailorMike macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2008
    I'm another one forced to spend $30 every month when I only need it on the odd month for travel.

    And it's also very annoying that as of Sunday morning, Apple is STILL advertising that I can start and stop unlimited 3G without penalty. That's false advertising.

    So does that mean that now Apple is evil? My mother warned me about hanging around with the wrong crowd (AT&T)
  16. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    I am waiting for consumer outrage to change the way AT&T is going.

    You may say I'm a dreamer.

    But I'm not the only one :)
  17. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    I got it last night, i was hoping to hold off a few weeks thoughg as im heading on a trip for a few weeks without a notebook and could see using more than 2gb, esp with using some apps streaming data/media and no wifi.
    So its a just in case I extend my stay it seemed worth it.
  18. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I got the unlimited plan yesterday. I'm probably going to keep it for a few months to cover some traveling I'm doing this summer. It's nice to not have to worry about going over.
  19. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I can't!
    I haven't even received mine iPad 3G yet to do so!
    I can't believe AT&T did this.
    What a PR fiasco.
    Like AT&T needs another black eye. SHEESH!
  20. ckr4282 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Okay, so here's the shipping status on my iPad. When it's delivered and I turn it on for the first time, will I be given the option to go with the unlimited plan? It's shipping to Sacramento, CA by the way.

    Attached Files:

  21. Safari King macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    nobody is playing with my feelings.....
  22. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    The latest info from AT&T indicates that as long as you purchased it before 6/7, you can get the unlimited data plan. However, unless you are among the 2% data hog figure, you will save money going with a lesser plan.
  23. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    If you only needed for the odd month of travel, why not save the money and just pay the additional for those odd months?
  24. stealthman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    I jumped to the unlimited so I can watch the Tour de France at work in July. After that we'll see. I would not turn WiFi off just to hammer 3g as while my 3g service is decent here (close to 2mbps normally), it isn't WiFi.
  25. Chimera-se macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I don't think I will. I haven't even used the 3G service since buying the iPad on launch day. However, stealthman1, how will you watch the TdF on your iPad? I might pay for a couple months just for this capability. Vive la Tour! :D

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