Help With Changing AT&T Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AbSoluTc, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    After several years with AT&T, my family is jumping back to Verizon. I am staying with AT&T as I don't have any problems. I will be loosing 3 lines and it will just be my iPhone 5 and a dummy line.

    Right now, my phone is using the $50 data plan w/tethering and 5 gig. Family talk 700. If I keep that, I will pay around $100 roughly every month. I get a 15% discount and have some promotions applied as well.

    Should I just stick with that, change my plan to $50 data + $39.99 450 minutes, or is a shared plan cheaper in the long run?

    It's all very confusing. I don't know if I switch to the 5 gig data + 450 minutes if that comes with texting?

    Any help you all can provide would be great :)
     
  2. drewfus macrumors 6502

    drewfus

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    It's my understanding that when you're not using the sharing plan, then texting is not included in the data plan.

    The plan I've had set up for a while now is:

    450 minutes ($39.99)
    unlimited data ($30.00)
    unlimited texting ($20.00)

    Your cost using this plan would be $20 above mine, since you'd be doing the $50 5gig plan.

    I had considered going with the shared data plan as well, but it turned out to be more expensive if I wanted the same data use. It would have turned out to be:

    unlimited calls/texting with 4GB data - $70
    price for 1 smartphone - $40

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    The 450 minute plan doesnt come with texting, that's seperate.
    Depending on how many minutes you use the 450 might be enough for one line and a dummy one. I use the 700 with 3 lines and we never go over it and have thousands of rollover minutes available.
     
  4. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    Yeah, I was guessing I would have to go with the $20 texting plan which is a joke. However, having a shared plan is excessive and overkill.

    450 is all I really need. I don't talk much on the phone and when I do, it's all to mobile devices mostly so no issues there.
     
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    i would go to verizon just because its cheaper being on a family plan than by yourself
     

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