Carrier Old ATT Grandfathered Unlimited Plan...time to change?

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  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    So been holding out on this one for a while (its definitely paid for itself over the past few years as carriers have gone through the Unlimited->Tiered->Unlimited transitions).

    Now that carriers have finally come full circle, seems like its time to finally get rid of this old plan and jump to ATT's new unlimited plan. With the recent hike current price I am paying is $95, so it looks like the new unlimited plan is $5 cheaper at 90.

    Any other holdouts on here? What are you guys planning on doing?

    (and before I get any comments about how ATT sucks and there are way cheaper carriers...I know, but I have and old corporate lifetime discount on the line which gives me 20% off so I'm paying closer to $70).
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Don't hold out.
    Upgrade to the new unlimited deal with tethering and other perks included.
    And grandfather yourself in cause who knows how long these deals will last.
     
  3. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    That's my same decision. I currently still have my UDP plan with a FAN discount of 20%, $105/month when it's all said and done. If this plan is truely unlimited everything and they would honor my FAN discount, I think I'm going to jump as well.

    I'm still a bit hesitant though, I know there's a catch or something else will come out of this in a few months.
     
  4. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    I called today and I was told that they will not honor FAN discounts on the new plan, the new plan goes into effect on the 2nd.
     
  5. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, there's no reason to keep a grandfathered UDP -- it's now one of the worst value plans you can have since you get no tethering, no ability to add additional lines, and really poor international / Canada / Mexico coverage.
     
  6. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    The 22gb limit and the 10gb tethering limit or per line right not on the account as a whole?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Correct, its per line.
     
  8. Brandonjr36 Suspended

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    I think the tether is per account. That's what Verizon told me anyway. The 10 gbs.

    Never mind just read it's per line on at&t
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, that is false.
    Verizon reps are not very well informed like most company reps. :D
    This 10GB hotspot is per unlimited data plan line. Its not per family plan since there is no shared anything at all.
    Every line is individual, unlimited and doesn't effect the other lines in the plan.
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    I'm staying. There are still scenarios where it makes sense, like mine. The big difference is this:

     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Pretty sure it's per line for Verizon as well.
     
  12. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    Interestingly enough the unlimited plan options from Att website are gone. I wonder if it's due to T-Mobile responding.
     
  13. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Do these new plans also give "free" data for direct tv now? Btw, isn't that also another added perk of the new plans? (DirectTV Now rebate of subscribed)
     
  14. jsnuff1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That would really suck if they don't honor the discounts for new plans :(
     
  15. clunkmess macrumors 6502a

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    What is the FAN discount everyone speaks of? I have a 20% discount on my plan because of where i work, is that the same thing?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 28, 2017 ---
    https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/unlimited-plan.html
     
  16. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it would, I hope the person I talk to had no clue what he was talking about/

    Yes, it is the same thing.
     
  17. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    Problem with ATT is they don't make any decisions any more they just copy
     
  18. macher macrumors 65816

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    Yep I agree. That's what I did.
     
  19. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    Man, this is a tough one. I have held on to the "Unlimited Plan" since the first iPhone at $20, that plan is now $40. Paying for 700 minutes and unlimited texting. Added a second line with a 3 GB plan. For the first time, an option actually comes out cheaper. I feel like there has to be a catch, but the tethering and unlimited everything is very inciting. As others have said, seems like a good time to lock in to the next round to being "grandfathered in."
     
  20. CoriG macrumors 6502

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    I agree! I got sick of ATT screwing us. I switched over to T-mobile and am trying it out in Los Angeles (I could not pass up the unlimited everything for $56. If T-mobile sucks, i will switch to Verizon
     
  21. richxps macrumors 65816

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    I agree, and I actually switched to T-Mobile on Saturday but ported back yesterday because part of me is nervous that they may lack the coverage that att has, especially in upstate NY, I got my Grandfathered udp back and now I'm waiting to switch to the plus version.still a few bucks more than T-Mobile one but I guess I get what I pay for ..
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So you had a plan with Tmobile for 1.5 days and you switched back to AT&T?
    Give it at least a month to test it out, you got a little too nervous too fast:D
     
  23. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

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    YMMV (obviously), but unless you've got the highest FAN discount AT&T offers or you have the best minute and texting legacy plan to go along with your UDP, it's tough to justify staying.

    You can save money with T-Mo or buy demonstrably better service (and features) on Verizon IMO.
     
  24. Brandonjr36 Suspended

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    Ok just posting what I was told. Thanks for clearing it up.
     
  25. jasonw3 macrumors newbie

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    Just got my bill today and AT&T totally gave us the shaft. FAN discounts do not apply to the new unlimited plans. If you search out FAN discounts on the ATT page, there is a disclaimer at the bottom, but I'm almost certain that they didn't give me the disclaimer or require me to acknowledge this when I switched in the ATT portal.

    Their stupid bill estimator also didn't throw up any red flags because it shows you gross cost of your existing plan (prior to FAN discount being applied) and the gross cost of the new plan (to which discount isn't applicable). If the two numbers are the same (as was in my case), one would assume that the net price would go down.......but take away the FAN discount and there is no difference. Shady bastards!
     

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