Questions About AT&T and No Commitment

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  1. Gavernty, Sep 1, 2013
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    Gavernty macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so I've been googling all day and have turned up nothing. Any help is much appreciated:

    So I purchased an HTC one today through AT&t's premiere website. I was not eligible for discounted pricing as I am not due for an upgrade until 9/2014. I currently use an IPhone 5 with unlimited data and pay roughly $80 monthly for the total bill. What does this new purchase mean for my monthly bill? Is my contract now over since I paid for a new device at no commitment? Will I be able to just transfer the sim from my IPhone into the HTC one and have the same plan as I currently do? Do I even have a plan any more, or is it based now on month to month usage? To sum it up my questions are:

    1. What does upgrading early at no commitment pricing mean for my contract and monthly bill from my previous device?

    2. Will my grandfathered unlimited data be saved through this new purchase? And will I have to go to the store and have the unlimited data plan transferred to the new phone due to IPhone having its own special "IPhone Data Unlimited" plan.

    3. Will I be able to unlock this phone since I paid full price for it?

    I'm just so confused, sorry if these questions are dumb.

    I'm assuming it means that I've paid the no commitment price but I am still committed to the 2 year contract I previously signed. Meaning the current plan will just transfer to the new phone once I activate it, is that correct?
     
  2. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    1. What does upgrading early at no commitment pricing mean for my contract and monthly bill from my previous device?
    A: 1st make sure is noncommitment price and that you didn't extend your contract for 1-2 years w/ early upgrade cost, check using the upgrade txt checker by calling: *639# (*NEW#) This will tell you when is the expiration of your contract basically.

    2. Will my grandfathered unlimited data be saved through this new purchase? And will I have to go to the store and have the unlimited data plan transferred to the new phone due to IPhone having its own special "IPhone Data Unlimited" plan.
    A: If you didn't touch your plan it should still be the same one.

    I'm just so confused, sorry if these questions are dumb.
    A: No worries

    I'm assuming it means that I've paid the no commitment price but I am still committed to the 2 year contract I previously signed. Meaning the current plan will just transfer to the new phone once I activate it, is that correct?

    A: The phone doesn't transfer, you just put the new sim card or the one from your iPhone in the new phone and enjoy your plan in a new phone. The system will detect the phone sometime and make it show on your web account, but doesn't really matter.
    If you did not sign a new contract then you are paying monthly like always; you can just quit being on AT&T whenever you want and pay no fees. This also means when a new iPhone or other phone comes out you can pay the subsidized fee for it and then that extends your contract for 2 more years.
     
  3. Gavernty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you, so basically it's the same plan just without all the dates? Am I still tied to the end of my contract of 9/2014, or does buying the new phone at no commitment pricing release me from that?

    the phone was $649 total including tax, *639# still says I can upgrade on 9/2014, but my new order for the HTC one still hasn't gone through/registered (I just placed the order about an hour ago)
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    yes, of course you are still tied, you would have to pay ETF fees to get out of a contract early. You still own the phone (iPhone 5) that you are basically paying little by little every month.

    AS long as that is the real full price for it w/ no discount then you can enjoy your plan as always, you can buy a phone from wherever and just put the sim card in it and your plan would be the same and same dates, you just have to make sure the phone is unlocked or can work in your network.
     
  5. Gavernty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much, you've been a tremendous help
     

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