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Amnak

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Nov 16, 2009
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Yesterday I was talking with my aunt about unlimited data on Verizon. She argued that any upgrade to the phone regardless if she bought it on contract or not she would loose unlimited data. I told her that simply wasn't true but I couldn't remember the loophole. Verizon DID do something about moving from 3g to 4g making it impossible to stay unlimited if you had 3g before a partuclar date (correct me if I'm wrong) I think I managed to keep my unlimited LTE by using my friends 4g phone for a month prior to upgrading to the 5 bridging the gap in plans.

My question is anyone else as lucky still maintaining unlimited LTE or 4G?
Should we be worried about the next phone to come or are we permanently grandfathered ?
 

darster

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Aug 25, 2011
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I have unlimited. Paid full price for phone. The other option is to jump ship to T-mobile. I will do that once their 4G and or LTE gets into my market, thats if they still have unlimited.
 
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Bswartz95

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Feb 3, 2011
525
85
Columbus, OH
Verizon unlimited. I upgraded to the i5 the day it came out. I had an i4 previously. I paid full retail price for the i5.
 
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eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
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16,585
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
Sprint Everything Family Data (Unlimited).

Got it December 25, 2008. Still have it. Had it when I got my iPhone 5 and didn't have to do anything to keep it. Have it now.

No worries about losing it because it's the standard plan on Sprint. No throttling.

Although, since I've had it for so long I still pay the old price for it.

:D
 
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mtneer

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Sep 15, 2012
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AT&T Unlimited since the first iPhone. Will jump ship the day they force grandfathered unlimited plans to move to metered plans.
 
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douglas.johnson

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May 12, 2013
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I've had unlimited data with AT&T since iPhone 3G. Never had an issue; just upgrading to the next phone when my contract was up. I have iPhone 5 now, and received my first text message from AT&T about throttling. I ignored the message and continue to use my phone like I normally do and have not received anymore messages. Throttling is BS in my opinion. It's just a way of the company trying to force the consumer to pay MORE for data usage. I'll never give up unlimited.
 
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Amnak

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Nov 16, 2009
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Glad to hear it's not just me , there is no freedom of unlimited , I've never experienced throttling like some people claim happens. I can't speak for the other unlimited plans but I think from use case that if you can snag Verizon never let it go it's great everywhere !
 
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Amnak

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 16, 2009
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I've had unlimited data with AT&T since iPhone 3G. Never had an issue; just upgrading to the next phone when my contract was up. I have iPhone 5 now, and received my first text message from AT&T about throttling. I ignored the message and continue to use my phone like I normally do and have not received anymore messages. Throttling is BS in my opinion. It's just a way of the company trying to force the consumer to pay MORE for data usage. I'll never give up unlimited.

I know there had been a study or chart stating people with unlimited still tend to use more date (was it for iPhone?) but regardless we do pay for it and less and less people have unlimited so why bother us we are small on the scale of their networks
 
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ZhenyaF

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Mar 28, 2008
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Brooklyn, NY
AT&T unlimited since the first iPhone. I use only 2-3GB a month, but its nice to know that I can use more if I want to, without paying extra for it.
 
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eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I know there had been a study or chart stating people with unlimited still tend to use more date (was it for iPhone?) but regardless we do pay for it and less and less people have unlimited so why bother us we are small on the scale of their networks
I don't know about that study, but I'll say this. Since Sprint's ill-planned and poorly executed rollout of LTE (of which I still do not have, almost eight months in to my contract) I have used considerably less data.

My wife and I averaged around 1-3GB per month before September 2012. I'm not sure how much she's using lately, but I'll be lucky to break 450mb this month. And it's been that way for a while. Mainly because I'm forced to use WiFi because 3G is so dang slow.

I don't anticpate using much more than I used to on 3G though once Sprint finally get's it's head out of it's butt and get's LTE in Phoenix, Arizona!
 
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Shrink

macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
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New England, USA
Still got it on Verizon. I usually use 4-5GB, but got up to 10 last month. It's nice not to have to worry about it or pay for it.

WOW!

10 GB on your phone!

I'm assuming that it is movies, gaming, etc.

If I tried to do 10 Gb worth of movies on my phone...I'd be blind...:p
 
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Tilpots

macrumors 601
Apr 19, 2006
4,192
71
Carolina Beach, NC
WOW!

10 GB on your phone!

I'm assuming that it is movies, gaming, etc.

If I tried to do 10 Gb worth of movies on my phone...I'd be blind...:p

Ha! Like I said, it was unusual. I watched the Master's on it all weekend and that put me up there. My daughter also watches cartoons on road trips, so it was a big month. That's why it was so important for me to keep it. Not necessary all year, but there's about 5-6 months when I crush it. Glad to have it still...
 
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rgarjr

macrumors 604
Apr 2, 2009
6,602
517
Southern California
My question is anyone else as lucky still maintaining unlimited LTE or 4G?
Should we be worried about the next phone to come or are we permanently grandfathered ?

Nothing is permanent, they can change the rules and plans anytime they want.

Have AT&T UD although my phone only eats around 1-2GB.
 
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ToyGun1

macrumors 6502
Oct 13, 2012
260
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Unlimited data here with Three uk paying £12.90 Monthly
Last month usage with tethering 156GB.:p
 
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Prime85

macrumors 6502a
Mar 1, 2012
652
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Yesterday I was talking with my aunt about unlimited data on Verizon. She argued that any upgrade to the phone regardless if she bought it on contract or not she would loose unlimited data. I told her that simply wasn't true but I couldn't remember the loophole. Verizon DID do something about moving from 3g to 4g making it impossible to stay unlimited if you had 3g before a partuclar date (correct me if I'm wrong) I think I managed to keep my unlimited LTE by using my friends 4g phone for a month prior to upgrading to the 5 bridging the gap in plans.

My question is anyone else as lucky still maintaining unlimited LTE or 4G?
Should we be worried about the next phone to come or are we permanently grandfathered ?

Everyone on t-mobile has unlimited data
 
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