Ok att you win. Take my unlimited plan this is a better deal.

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  1. mellofello, Sep 27, 2014
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    mellofello macrumors 65816

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    http://about.att.com/story/sign_up_...le_data_2_10_lines_starting_at_160_month.html

    Att has now doubled their upper level data plans. 40 gb per month for $150 is a reasonable price for metered data. I will be switching and turning in my "unlimited" data that was capped at 5 gb.

    The best part is my family will only use 10 gb or so so I can go hog wild on YouTube, FaceTime, hotspot, rdio extreme quality etc.

    Never thought this day would come but alas.

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  2. deviant macrumors 65816

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    Damn. 140 bucks a month? US carriers are ******* crazy
     
  3. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Wow thats an awesome deal. I am on the 10GB plan now and we don't really struggle to stay under it so I probably won't upgrade but my parents are on the 15GB and are always struggling to stay under it so ill pass it along.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    This is a good plan for those that have more than one line on their account. As a single line user I will never give up my unlimited data plan with AT&T.
     
  5. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    what about us folks with the 10 gb mobile share ? left us out to dry ?
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    These include unlimited talk, texting, and international texting. Additional phones are $15 a month, tablets $10 a month. It's a lot of money, but they are trying to entice all those 10gb customers to upgrade.
     
  7. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Another thing I noticed is that they now allow up to 10 lines. It may be wise to consolidate your plans, and go for the 40 GB plan.
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    You're in Italy? How much would 30GB + unlimited voice + unlimited texting (includes international) cost over there?

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    Did you have a chance to read the link in the OP's OP? :)

     
  9. PharmDoc macrumors 6502

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    So why are unlimited users still getting throttled at 5gb? Don't we get double data too?
     
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No. You can thank all the guys violating their terms of service on their unlimited plans for this. Unlimited plan users get diddly squat.
     
  11. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    Have been doing that for a long time on Verizon. We had the max 10 people at one time. Now we are down to 8, but still with 8 people you save quite a bit, and you tend to have more argue power when you have to get something done.
     
  12. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The only thing that sucks about 10 lines is that unless they just recently changed it, you can only do the 0% Next financing monthly payments on four of the lines. :(
     
  13. deviant macrumors 65816

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    I don't really know if there are 30gb plans but I can tell what I have. 400 minutes of calls, 1000 texts (never use them though) 2gb and unlimited minutes with one person of your choice. That costs 10 euros/month. You can add another 2gb by paying 15/month. It's enoug for me, as I never finish 400 minutes because most of my longer calls are free with my fiancé.
    It just scares me there are 140bucks/month plans somewhere, that's all :)
     
  14. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    We have thought about it, but I have a discount on my account and trying to deal with keeping track of all those people making their payments on time makes me hold off
     
  15. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Yeah, IMO these plans are really meant to be family/"shared with friends" plans, not individual plans.

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    It'd be great if AT&T did the individual billing on these plans, like Sprint's Framily plan!
     
  16. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Ok att you win. Take my unlimited plan this is a better deal.


    Yeah, funny how perspectives are different. $140 a month is still a lot of money over here also. But we've been squeezed so much by the carriers that this now seems like a good deal.

    Those numbers you pay seem to offer better choices tailored to specific needs allowing people to have service and pay less. I wish we had those options here in the U.S.
     
  17. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    This is $130 plus $30 for each phone ($15 for unlocked) right?
     
  18. aristobrat, Sep 27, 2014
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    One thing I've seen about some of the cheaper European plans is that they may have voice/data roaming costs when used outside of their country.

    I don't miss the days in the US where you paid roaming charges if you left your "home area" (which was usually your state, and maybe one or two adjacent states)!

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    $40 if the phone is on a 2-year contract.
    $15 if the phone is being paid on the Next payment system, or you bought the phone out-right.
     
  19. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    So 4 phones would be $250 plus tax? That seems kind of crazy.
     
  20. deviant macrumors 65816

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    And Italian carriers are kinda meh for Europe. I remember Austrian ones were offering A LOT for 20-30 bucks ..

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    I pay 3euro/day and get 50 minutes, 50 texts and 500mb internet when in Europe/USA/Canada although you have to consider that going from Italy to Belgium is not the same as going from, say, Boston to Philadelphia. it's kind of a "big" deal as it is a different country, not just different state :)
     
  21. aristobrat, Sep 27, 2014
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    As Ghostbuster pointed out, it's $40/line (sorry, my bad), so it'd be $290 plus tax.

    So for 4 phones, that breaks down to $72.50/month. If they each shared the 30GB evenly, that'd be 7.5GB per line.

    I'm not sure there are even pre-paid plans where you can get 7.5GB/unlimited talk/unlimited text for $72.50/month?
     
  22. shiro13 macrumors member

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    This sounds good for my family. My mom is paying a lot for 4 lines, 2 with grandfathered data, 1 with 5gb data, and the other one have 3gb.
     
  23. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I guess. Seems like it's usually the same big cell phone companies in all of the western European countries, though. Just seems weird to me that if you have a Vodaphone account in Italy, it wouldn't "just work" (without limitations) when you're using a Vodaphone network in Belgium, etc.
     
  24. Ghostbuster386 macrumors regular

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    It's $40 not $30 on a 2-year contract
     
  25. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I updated my last post to reflect that. Thanks for catching it! :eek:
     

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