Me and my GF fall under the "2%" according to AT&T...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vandam500, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Well I was thinking about saving $10 bucks a month by getting the 2GB plan on each of our phones (I'm running Nexus One and she is on a iPhone 3G) but I better hold back on that:

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    She is the bottom one BTW:p. I guess tethering to your computer everytime you use it along with Netflix+YouTube uses lots of data. She hasn't put internet through a provider for her home because I enabled the tethering for her.

    Oh and we still have 6 days left until our next billing cycle begins.

    So in summary, no thank you AT&T. We will stick with our current "unlimitted" plans that we have.
     
  2. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    Hope they dont make you switch to the new data plan when if/when you renew your contract or get a new iPhone! :eek:
     
  3. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    damn... I consider myself a netflix whore and I don't have those kind of downloads on my 4G account. Although the first few months when I got my account I reached over 100gb, but since then I have toned down significantly.
     
  4. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thought they said that people on contracts are able to transfer our current data plans to the new iPhone? If not this would be a HUGE deal breaker since she is planning on upgrading to it on Day 1.

    100GB? That is crazy!
     
  5. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502

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    I've been told you can carry it over if you'd like; I'm assuming this is true. 'Twould be quite the deal breaker for me, too.
     
  6. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The latest is that you will not be able to. Who knows though until they actually start selling the new iPhone.

    I can see why AT+T is putting caps on the data :).
     
  7. djransom macrumors 68040

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    It's been stated that current unlimited data plan subscribers will be grandfathered in so they should be good.
     
  8. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hehe its not that bad:p
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    But they aren't ... the OP is not required to take the 2Gb cap plan, and many people have been tethering above the "unlimited" cap of 5Gb for years now.

    AT&T's plan really won't cap anything ... people will find a way if they need more than 2Gb. I'm pretty sure it might end up as an FCC or FTC investigation if enough people raise a stink about it, given that a large majority is allowed to keep their unlimited plan while newer members are not being offered it.
     
  10. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Dude, wow. Your GF officially wins the internet. Tell her well done from me! :D
     
  11. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    That was over clear 4G, not AT&T :)
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Great...so they'd be forced to drop the grandfathering and put EVERYONE on the new plan? Why would people 'raise a stink' to make that happen?
     
  13. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hahaha will do :cool:

    They would lose so many customers if they forced us to downgrade from a unlimited plan to a 2GB one. I personally would cancel my contract and switch to Verizon or Sprint.
     
  14. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    They might offer a unlimited plan, but judging by current pricing scheme it is going to cost ya some $$$.
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    2%, apparently!
     
  16. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    Based on the article from TUAW, it reads like "if you keep your current phone and plan you will not be forced to downgrade to the $25 plan"...however if you renew your contract..aka get the new iPhone you will be forced to switch to the new data plans.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Do you guys ever have sex?

    Phone sex doesn't count. :D
     
  18. gloss macrumors 601

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    Too bad she's already downloaded the whole thing.
     
  19. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Time to start over then!
     
  20. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I'm (kind of) in the same boat. My average monthly usage is around 5gb give or take :)
     
  21. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    That was in an AT+T blog. Now they are having second thoughts and no decision has been made :(.
     
  22. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    HA! So its getting personal huh:p I may be a "nerd" but women > technology any day:D Hope that answers your question;)

    Can't stop laughing after reading this haha!
     
  23. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Verizon and most likely the rest will have similar pricing / caps within 1-2 months (No comment from Verizon but they are said to be currently looking at the changes that AT+T made).
     
  24. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you also tethering? And how come if they are going to charge for tethering is it not unlimited...
     
  25. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Yep, I use tethering exclusively for my home internet. And I agree about the unlimited- good for them for adding the tethering option, that was a good move. BUT to cap it at 2gb is kind of silly.
     

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