Carrier POLL - Have any AT&T Grandfathered Unlimited people finally switched plans?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by clunkmess, Feb 27, 2017.


Which unlimited plan are you going to switch to?

  1. AT&T Unlimited Plus - Tethering! It's a no-brainer!

    47 vote(s)
  2. AT&T Unlimited Choice - Nice and cheap!

    3 vote(s)
  3. Verizon Unlimited - Unlimited on the best network!

    19 vote(s)
  4. T-Mobile One - Unlimited on the worst network!

    32 vote(s)
  5. Sprint Unlimited - Scooby Snacks!

    1 vote(s)
  6. AT&T Grandfathered Unlimited - Because change scares me!

    30 vote(s)
  1. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    The AT&T Unlimited Plus is looking real nice, especially since i have DirecTV and can save another $25/month and finally have tethering! In addition, i would also have unlimited talk, which is better than the 700 shared minutes i have now.

    Has anyone with grandfathered AT&T Unlimited finally made the choice to switch plans?
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Not switching to direct TV no matter what. Have use land base SAT TV before and it sucks when it rains. I dumped the unlimited on both of our iPhones and did the family plan and my bill went from $245 down to $165 and I am not looking back.
  3. NougatDude Suspended

    Dec 5, 2016
    Not switching but I am adding a phone line and hotspot
  4. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    DirecTV isn't required anymore and hasn't been required for almost two weeks now. You can get an unlimited plan on any carrier without any other service requirement.

    I'm on the old Verizon unlimited plan. I pay $65 for unlimited data and 30 minutes. Switching would cost me $15/month more so I'll stick with my old plan.

    My family is on AT&T. They had the old unlimited plan, but the switched to the new one with DirecTV because it allowed them to have up to 10 lines instead of only five. Since Verizon offers a better unlimited plan with better coverage, they planned on switching soon. But with this new plan being a little cheaper and finally offering tethering, they're going to stick with AT&T until all their phones are paid off and contracts are up, then they're going to switch to Verizon.
  5. BearBert macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2015
    Switching to the new Unlimited plus. Glad they came out with something a bit better and with hotspot. I was prepared to leave for Verizon at the end of my cycle, but now I'll stick it out.
  6. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    It's tempting me to switch back to Verizon who I left when the first iPhone came out. Things that are holding me back, is I don't feel like dropping another 1k on a phone that will work on Verizon network. The other I wouldn't be saving much if I switched because I have one iPhone and then a dumb phone.
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am too happy with my XFinity! No leaving
  8. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    I switched to T-Mobile. Zero regrets thus far.
  9. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    You don't have to is what I'm saying.
  10. dancefreak macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Unlimited on ATT since the first iPhone. Jumped ship for T-Mobile this week. OK so far and if coverage isn't what I need I'll give Verizon a try in September. Feels good to let go.
  11. killr_b macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2005
    Change doesn't scare me and Verizon isn't the best network, so I don't know what those comments are supposed to mean, but no one has convinced me that anything else is better than my original plan.
  12. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    Unlimited on the "worst" network? I switched to T-Mobile and it's just as good, if not better, than AT&T in my area. They're also rated as the fastest network in the Northeast. There's literally no reason to stay on any AT&T plan if T-Mobile or Verizon have decent coverage in your area. My family of 4 is now paying $100/mo less and two of the lines went from limited data to unlimited.
  13. spades1412 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    T-Mobile is hardly the "worst" network. Maybe in some small areas still. I switched to them early last month. Its been night & day better than AT&T where I live & work.
  14. rluvbeach macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Also switched from my old grandfathered plan to tmobile all in. their service is as good and better in some spots here in south fl.
  15. zachdog macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2016
    I left AT$T last year when T-Mobile had its first unlimited offer and have been very happy. My bill is lower and coverage in our city and surrounding interstates has been very good. I was on the grandfathered plan and really liked the subsidized phones that are no longer included.

    AT$T had horrible customer service. Any phone call was bound to last 25 minutes and often required a follow up call. Heck, even their new unlimited plans are confusing and overly restrictive. T-Mobile has been so much better with customer service, billing, and clarity.

    The only annoyance with T-Mobile has been a lack of service in rural areas on the occasional work trip that I need to take four or five times a year. That's an easy tradeoff for me.
  16. LaloG macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Switched to T-Mobile. $80 for 2 unlimited lines :) Might add a third line since it's free.
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Satellite TV is the worst when it comes to rain, snow, thunderstorms, hurricane weather, bad signal areas etc..
    Pretty much during all the times that you want to be inside your home trying to watch TV but you cant :D
    --- Post Merged, Mar 1, 2017 ---
    Same here. I switched from my AT&T about a year ago and have been very happy in both service, speed and my wallet thanks me every month:D
    If the OP wants to post a true poll and receive honest feedback he should fix the silly poll options listed above;)
  18. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    I finally cancelled the old unlimited plan I had since 2007, which I had been hanging onto just in case I wanted to go back from Verizon. They didn't even ask why or try to stop it.
  19. macher macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2012
  20. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    I canceled my plan as well, AT&T unlimited since 2007. Switched to T-Mobile, no regrets, coverage is the same but speeds are way faster. I'm getting 90mbs in some places..
  21. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    I noticed that as well. Coverage very similar to AT&T but much faster.
  22. Trash Can macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    I left AT&T for T-mobile when iPhone 7 was released and quickly discovered that it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. In addition to weak coverage, at least compared to what I was used to, I also had a customer service issue that couldn't be resolved despite nearly daily phone calls. I got tired of hearing "we'll escalate this" and promises of call backs that never came.

    After a month of hearing their nonsense, not to mention dropped calls and no/weak service where we never had it before, I had enough and came crawling back to AT&T. I took advantage of unlimited data with DirecTV service. I was having issues with my cable provider at the same time, so dumping them was icing on the cake. I live in Las Vegas, so weather disruptions are unlikely. In fact, we haven't had any at all. I've been very pleased with DirecTV. Being a football fan, having the ability to stream games data-free wherever I am is a bonus.

    This new plan is a win for me. The military/vet discount under the new plan provides more savings than my employer FAN discount currently does. Add in the $25 DirecTV monthly credit for service that I plan to keep anyway makes this whole thing a no brainer. I may be in the minority here, but I'm a happy camper.
  23. Wags macrumors 65816

    Mar 5, 2006
    Nebraska, USA
    AT&T does not want to keep old plan so they will never beg to stay. New unlimited or see ya.
  24. biosci macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    Anyone know how the $25 will work if you're a current DirectTVNow subscriber? Will it be $25 off what I pay now or off the full retail value of it? The original promo was $35/mo and retail is $60/mo...
  25. dancefreak macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    The $35 promo pricing isn't eligible since you're already getting $25 off.

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