New Text Plans alongside Old Grandfathered Data Plans...

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  1. swr macrumors newbie

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    I signed in to my At&t online account to check that my unlimited data plan was still active on my acccount. To my delight the unlimited data plan was still there but with an option to add unlimited text messaging for $10 more making it a $40 option for unlimited Data and Text. Did anyone else's account change to show these options? I was very surprised. Just yesterday I went to have an old feature code for text messaging reinstated and they told me that I was out of luck and had to stay on $15 for 1500 texts.
     
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  3. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, mine is still unlimited for $20.00. :mad:

    Plus, I love how AT&T recommends I upgrade to the unlimited texting plan when I do not use even close to the 1500 I have now. I know that that is standard for everyone, but seriously.
     
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    +1
     
  5. skyehill macrumors 6502

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    Texts at any additional cost is raping. It's just data.
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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  7. swr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are the new plans listed...

    Here are the new bundles listed...
     

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  8. tuna macrumors 6502

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    +2

    While I believe in new and cheaper text plans at some point, it doesn't make that much sense that it would be exclusively offered alongside expiring data offers.
     
  9. swr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you are right Sir!

    Fully Agree!
     
  10. wikoogle macrumors 6502a

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    It's not even much data at all. Each text message is a couple of kbs of data.

    If they're going to charge for data, they shouldn't charge for texting. This is why I use the Text Free Unlimited app to send all my texts to my significant other, and make due with a 200 text msg plan.
     
  11. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    Where do you get to the page to see the new plans? And wouldn't spending the extra $10/month and changing get rid of our grandfathered unlimited?
     
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    For my 3G and 3GS lines, the new data plans are listed under features.
    For my original iPhone, there are no new choices there. It simply shows the iPhone data plan + 200 SMS, $30 for + 1500 SMS or $40 for unlimited SMS.

    It looks like the new data plans only affect 3G and 3GS users.
     
  13. skyehill macrumors 6502

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    I tried Text Free and absolutely hated it. I switched to Beejive and use it's AOL to SMS texting and it kicks the crap outa the text free apps.
     
  14. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I don't see the new plan. Perhaps because I have a family plan??
     
  15. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Makes me wonder how the new data packages plus texting will work out
     
  16. tuna macrumors 6502

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    Ummm aren't those the old data plans from the unsubsidized iPhone?

    I specifically remember $20/month for unlimited data plus 200 text, and $30/month for unlimited data plus 1500 text

    You trickster, you
     
  17. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Not that you mention you're absolutely correct.
     
  18. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    I know I just checked my account and it shows nothing like what is shown above. Would be nice though. I currently pay 35$ total for the unlimited data plan and 200 text messages. I would gladly pay 5$ more a month for unlimited data and texts.
     
  19. swr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, why is the $40 unlimited data and text old? My old plan for my 3G is $30 unlimited data which what I had until today + $15 for 1500 text messages. Now I have $40 unlimited data and text. I don't see your point. Please explain it to me. I didn't do anything but show you what AT&T are offering, if any tricks are going on then the magicians are AT&T not me.
     

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