Leaving AT&T Unlimited Plan

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  1. pooleman Suspended

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    I have a few questions about the AT&T Unlimited plan. I was curious if anyone here left the plan and was happy doing so. What plan did you move to? I am most curious if anyone managed to negotiate a cheaper deal on the 5GB with tethering option. Is AT&T willing to negotiate? Did anyone have a good experience or is it more trouble than it's worth?
     
  2. aa521490 macrumors regular

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    I have the iPhone unlimited data. I've only gone over 1GB once since the iPhone 3G. I have the iPhone 4S now. I am wanting to go to the ATT 5GB + tether so I can connect it to my laptop. I want to know too.
     
  3. fanboy05 macrumors regular

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    We have 2 phones on the unlimited plan, one on tiered plan. I wouldn't leave the unlimited plan on the 2 phones. Having to pay extra on the other one has bit us in the butt more than once.

    We tether with itether without trouble. It I could get unilimited on that third one, we would, even throttled we get good enough speeds. I don't like surprises on the bill. Usually by the time I see the text with the overage notice on the 3rd phone we are Already on the line for the extra data cost:mad:
     
  4. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

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    At the rate wireless cellular download speeds continue to increase, I would not cancel my unlimited for anything. I have a new ipad with 4G and burned 2gb on LTE in a week. You consume so much more data just because you can.
     
  5. blairh macrumors 68030

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    I left unlimited and went with 2 GB (I believe). I don't think I've ever even hit 1 GB per month. I'm saving $10 a month no, and now, I don't fear hitting my cap as we move to LTE. As long as you don't stream too much video or browse continuously for hours upon hours (which I never do) I think you'll be fine. I'm also not a huge game player.
     
  6. pooleman thread starter Suspended

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    I have iTether also but have been afraid to use it for fear that I will be forcibly removed from my unlimited plan. I also have a wifi only iPad 2 and wanted to have the hotspot feature on iphone so I could use iPad on the move. But I also fear unforeseen bills. I was also hoping that if they negotiate I could get the 5gig hot-spotting and save a few bucks.
     
  7. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    FYI Unlimited was $30, 2GB was $25, the current 3GB is $30
     
  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I went from unlimited to the 3GB plan and dont regret it at all. I can still stream tons of music, and video, and really not have any issues with the cap. I was surprised how much i could do with the 3GB plan, i watched tons of Hulu+ at the airport last month and barely hit my cap.
     
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    I have copies of your posts where you said you went form unlimited to the 200MB plan. Which is it?
     
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    I think on my iPad and iPhone I have tried every plan. You do know you can change them at will, at anytime to suit your needs right?
     
  11. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    I went from unlimited to the 5GB tethering option. There isn't any negotiating with AT&T. Everyone pays the same price.

    If price is a concern, you may want to check if the company you work for has any corporate discounts with AT&T. I know my girlfriends company gives us 20% off of our minutes which is nice.

    In terms of any regrets, not really. I use my phone quite liberally and I've ever gone over. I rarely ever go over 3GB. The pricing for AT&T for tethering is fairly competitive in my opinion, but everyone's needs are different.

    I've attached a link to a screenshot of my usage so you can see what I mean. http://cl.ly/Fm8x
     
  12. pooleman thread starter Suspended

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    If I spoke incorrectly I apologize. I have a pretty good memory and I am used to our adversarial relationship.
     
  13. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    No worries. I was just replying to the quote notification that popped up.
     
  14. pooleman thread starter Suspended

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    I still think you work for AT&T.;)
     
  15. blairh macrumors 68030

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    You are correct. My mistake.

    Regardless I don't regret leaving my 'unlimited' plan.
     
  16. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately no, but I'd like their emplyee discount however.:D
     
  17. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    I thought about the same. However, it seems that the throttling speeds have changed... my phone is still usable so I am happily sticking with unlimited.

    Can't wait till a new JB comes out though.
     
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    I was still able to watch Netflix after the last throttle, so I am happy about that. I just sometimes wish my iPad was more usable when on the road.
     
  19. bluespider macrumors 6502

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    I was looking to do the same thing... I called AT&T and they are unwilling to negotiate plans, it's one or the other... that really sucks because I am paying $30 for unlimited data (of which I will now not give up) I would have to go to their 5Gig plan + tethering and pay $50 a month... I just can't understand or justify the less data for more money.... I would happily pay the same $30 for less data and functionality but charge me more for less... come on!!!!:mad:
     
  20. robopath, Apr 12, 2012
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    I left a while ago after I got the tethering warning, I went to the 4GB for $45. If I am ever close, I'll bump up to the 5GB knowing that I can't go back. Even with tethering, I only use about 1-1.5 GB. I am fortunate enough to have the new ipad on the grandfathered unlimited plan though. My wife uses it for work but whenever I need to watch my slingbox for a game or something, I use that. I canceled cable at my cottage because of that thing.
     
  21. Wide opeN macrumors 6502

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    I'm never leaving the unlimited plan.

    Just think when new iPhone comes out we'll have 5GB of unhindered data available to us!!!
     
  22. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    If you are willing to lose it and want tethering that bad, just tether with MiWi on a Jailbroken iPhone, and if they kick you off, they kick you off. If you really want to keep unlimited, don't tether.
     
  23. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    This was a REALLY bad move, as with the unlimited plan you get 3GB of high-speed data. If you exceeded that on the unlimited plan you didn't have any overages but now you will if you exceed that on the 3GB plan.

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    No guarantee of that. Right now LTE users have that, but who says once the LTE network becomes saturated with iPhone users AT&T won't decrease the limit? Nothing is written in stone.
     
  24. pooleman thread starter Suspended

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  25. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T forced me to 2GB because of tethering lol
     

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