LTE Apple Watch AT&T (Free Service+taxes) YMMV

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  1. jplusc, Feb 14, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018

    jplusc macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Hi There,

    I just thought I'd share my experience in hopes some others can benefit. I have an S3 AW w/LTE, took advantage of the ATT promo of getting the $50 in credit or whatever it was after 3 months, got my credit on my last bill. I waited until my new bill was ready to see that the AW cost is (~$14/mo after taxes), decided I didn't need it and gave ATT a call to cancel. They looked over my account and came back an noted that due to being a loyal customer, if I preferred, they could offer me a $10 credit per month, with no end date, so long as I was an ATT customer, and leave my AW connected. So I'll end up paying the taxes each month, which I'm okay with (~$4).

    Summary of my account:
    Customer since 2006
    Unlimited Plus Account
    5 total lines (excluding AW)
    $250/mo (excluding AW)

    My bill jumped to $264 w/AW
    after the call I'll be at $254 w/AW
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I have to see what my discount is on my plan.
    But I will be calling for sure.
    5 lines 2AW
  3. mfa81 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014
    that's great to hear they are offering deals! I remember seeing someone getting a similar discount on their main plan on verizon if keeping the watch plan, so ended up paying nothing or very small amount instead of the ~$15
  4. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    Thanks for the tip. My bill is closer to $400 a month with DirectTV and 5 lines and three Apple watches. Two kids still owe on their iPhones. And, I get 28% off on my line and data plan.

    Customer since 2003.

    I want the discount. :)
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Even though I am not with AT&T, I am glad to see this. It never hurts to call and threaten to quit LTE for the Apple Watch. You just might get someone on the other end that will cut you a break like the OP.
  6. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Just a word of caution to those trying this approach, often the CSR will apply a one time credit just to get you off the phone. They get measured on how many calls they close per hour.

    You will want to double check next month to make sure any promised ongoing credits are correctly applied.

  7. Otflyer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2017
    SF Bay Area
    I tried this with Verizon but, was told no way can I get a discount even though I have been a customer for years. I discontinued the LTE service.
  8. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
  9. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68030

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
    i think thats the $10/month credit to Unlimited Plus users which they have been giving to customers since december. i also get $10 off but i am not using AW LTE capabilities.
  10. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    I’d be curious to know what the numbers are for S3 owners keeping and paying for LTE vs. those who determine they don’t need it after the free three months.

    $5 per month is an okay price, but $120/year plus taxes is too much for me to justify. Hopefully, the U.S. wireless carriers drop the price if S3 owners aren’t joining the party like they thought they would.
  11. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
  12. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    My curiousity is regarding the *official* number of subscribers from the wireless service providers themselves (information which I highly doubt would ever be released to the general public).

    And I’ve read the threads here on this topic. Trust me, it’s more than a couple. :rolleyes:
  13. Xarthan macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2008
    I did the same thing, but they gave me $20 credit per month, what I saw on the bill was they reduced my 6GB mobile share plan from 60 to 40 a month.
  14. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    I know, why can’t people understand that

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