Lose Rollover Minutes with new contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pugnut, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T is telling me that I will lose my 5k roll over minutes when I sign a new contract, not a deal breaker but sucks in my opinion
     
  2. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    If your not changing your main service plan such as downgrading your monthly minutes, you shoudlnt lose your roll over minutes.
     
  3. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    yeah, im going from a 4000 minute family plan to the "iphone" 4000 minute family plan.

    not looking forward to fighting with them to keep my 6500 rollover minutes in tact...
     
  4. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    again, as long as your not downgrading service, you will get to keep your roll over minutes.
     
  5. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, As long as you don't mess with the 'voice' portion of your plan you're fine. Just tell them you want the $30 data add-on, and that's it!
     
  6. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    I've extended my original AT&T contract a half dozen times over the last four years and never once lost roll over minutes.
     
  7. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    From everything I've read, it's not an extension of your contract, it's a NEW contract. If it's truly a NEW contract, then you will lose your rollover minutes.

    If the OP called AT&T and they said this, then it's probably true - though we all know each CSR has a different answer to every question.
     
  8. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    the only time you will lose your roll over minutes is when you downgrade your service. For instance, your currently on a 6000 minute plan with 5000 roll over minutes. Then you downgrade your service to 450 minute plan, then your new roll over minute count will be 450 and not 6000
     
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  10. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    its an extension to your existing contract although your contract wont be longer than 2 Years...

    I have made several changes to my account going from iPhone plan to BB Plan to regular handset plan and now back to iPhone plan. I still have my 7K roll over minutes.
     
  11. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Fight with them. You shouldn't lose your rollover minutes.
     
  12. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    Works for me. Originally it was said to be a new contract - I haven't paid much attention since.

    I'm keeping the original one. 3G coverage in my area is spotty and not worth the extra $15 a month. I already have GPS too.
     
  13. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  14. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    Kind of irrelevant for this thread.. sounds like your trying to convince yourself that you dont want the new iPhone by saying you dont NEED the new iPhone :)
     
  15. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    I was just responding saying you probably know more then I do. I added that to say I haven't really been paying much attention to how the contract is altered.
     
  16. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    What is the $30 data add on?
    The only rate info I have seen is this: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iphone-info.jsp

    Can you please post a link to any other info...
     
  17. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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  18. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    So I see on this site (http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iPhone.jsp) that you can "Add a Consumer Data Plan for iPhone 3G to a qualified voice plan for $30 per month."

    I guess the question becomes, is my existing voice plan a 'qualifying plan'??

    Any ideas?
     
  19. rrr macrumors member

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    Folks who have upgraded from an original iPhone to an iPhone 3G:

    Have you been able to keep your existing rollover minutes, or have they been taken away when you activate your new iPhone 3G and sign your new contract?
     

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