Keep UDP or switch to ATT Mobile share for new iPhone 6s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CoriG, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. CoriG macrumors 6502

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    I have an UDP from ATT and I am trying to decide whether to switch to mobile share plan with 20 gigs for the same price. I have had a phantom line so that I can upgrade every year, but now that the 2 year contracts are quickly becoming a thing of the past, I am very tempted to to give up UDP for mobile share so that I can get on the next program so that I can the phone on launch day.

    I know this has been been hashed over and over again .. but does anyone regret switching off their udp?
     
  2. macher macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really need a new iPhone that bad?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    If you absolutely need the latest phone and want to keep UDP, buy the phone outright, not on Next or contract.
     
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    How many GB's a month do you use?

    For me I was holding onto my UDP for a long time only to realize I was averaging 3-5 GB per month. I gave it up and now my plan regularly has 30+ GB per month with rollover and my wife and I combined are using about 10-12GB per month at most. Every person is different but I don't miss my UDP at all.
     
  5. CoriG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I average about 7-8 gigs a month and the most I have ever used is 12. And art is offering me 20 gigs right now to switch over for a slightly lower price. The selling point is I do want the option to tether my iPad to my phone.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't give up unlimited data.
    And contract upgrades are still available to those that have the old plans.
     
  7. CoriG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that. But my concern is that this will be the last year that contracts will be offered or will that be something that is grandfathered in like udp? I have already locked in selling my phone 6 for 450 at the min ( I am one of those people that like to upgrade every year at launch (don't hate on me;), at this point, I am even tempted to just buy the phone outright.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I really doubt it will be the last year that you can upgrade using subsidy.
     
  9. macher macrumors 6502a

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    Even if it is if you're eligible for 2 year subsidy it's a no brainier to take advantage of it.
     
  10. MyCow macrumors member

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    Check to see how much all the lines are using monthly, and don't forget to factor in the other lines upgrading with AT&T eventually. Also, there's no rollover data, so it really depends on how much everyone uses.
     
  11. s2000gtx macrumors member

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    What do u mean by this please forgive me since I don't know too much. I have the nation wide 450 plan with unlimited data . I have an iPhone 6plus but I obtain it from Tmobile and I paid it off and got it unlocked . I got my plan from a tol for free from a buddie ... I been reason a lot of people been saying for those that has the unlimited data it would be foolish and would be loosing 400 dollars if they don't take advantage of the 2 year contract but I don't fully understand how come ..
     
  12. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    AT&T does have rollover data now though.
     
  13. macher macrumors 6502a

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    I got my iPhone 6/64GB for $299 on a 2 year contract. Better than paying full price. I got it unlocked even though I'm still under contract.
     
  14. MyCow macrumors member

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    That was supposed to be now has rollover data lol. My fault, typo.
     
  15. CoriG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How did you get it unlocked?
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  17. CoriG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get thst
     
  18. CoriG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry. How did you get it unlocked if you are still under contract?
     
  19. macher macrumors 6502a

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    For some reason AT&T unlocks iPhones under contract. We have 4 iPhones 6's we got on launch and submitted unlocking request and we got confirmation and instructions how to unlock.

    There's a thread on this too.

    Also our lines are eligible for a 'partial upgrade' which is upgrade price + $250. As an example let's say the 6S/64GB is going to be $299 for full upgrade. A partial upgrade will be $299+$250= $550. I can easily sell my iPhone 6 for $400. If I want a 6S and sell my 6 it will be $150 out of pocket. Then my contract will be extended for another 2 years.
     
  20. CoriG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! I tried to unlock my ip6 and they rejected me saying the phone was still under contract. Maybe I will try it again.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    No always, I'm unable to unlock my phones and the reason being is that I'm under contract. I tried online and by phone.
     
  22. macher macrumors 6502a

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    It's reported you have to try 2+ times online. I was able to unlock 2 iPhones 1st try and the other 2 took a couple of times.
     
  23. macher macrumors 6502a

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    Keep trying
     
  24. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    Stay with UDP. Don't listen to the rumors.
     

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