So new ATT customers can't get unlimited data anymore?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by troop231, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I will be new to ATT when the new iPhone launches in June, and really want that unlimited data plan, and think it's unfair that only past users can be grandfathered in. Is there no way I can get the unlimited at all when I sign up?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Where did you hear that?
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Macrumors main page articles.
     
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Certainly you can; sign up before June 7.
     
  5. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    -It's not unfair, it's what AT&T decided to charge. You have many other options including getting a phone on a different network.

    -Nope, you're stuck with their new pricing tiers.

    Have fun watching your data usage like people have been watching their minute usage for all this time.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Unlimited for new AT&T customers does not exist any longer if you sign up on or after June 7th. Being grandfathered in is hardly unfair, it's unfair to you because it's not happening to you.
     
  7. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    :( This is not what I wanted to hear. I don't want to have to go through all of that trouble getting a current iPhone etc. Plus I don't have the money saved up yet.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh, I just saw that.
    Interesting news.
    Im going with the $15 cause I use around 60-80mb per months.
    For some it might work out, those that use 8-10GB's are screwed.
     
  9. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    OMG then I guess I have to sign up by next Sunday because I want the unlimited plan.
     
  10. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    What if you don't have an iPhone at all currently? Do you still get grandfathered in? So that means all existing customers are grandfathered??
     
  11. UnknownMacNoob macrumors member

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    How does this work if you are adding a line to an existing plan? For instance, I a hopping onto my sisters plan when the new iPhone comes out. I won't be considered a "new" customer since they have a plan already?
     
  12. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    1. Buy an iPhone (3G or 3GS [preferably 32GB]) with the new customer price by June 7th.
    2. Jailbreak/unlock (when UL is available) and sell it.
    3. Buy new iPhone with that $
    4. PROFIT!! (Not really, but you get the new iPhone with the unlimited data plan :) Or actually use the 30 day return period to get the 4th gen iPhone
     
  13. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    No, how it has always worked with most of the carriers is that if you have a code for a certain rate or feature on your account, they will leave it on there. But if that code is not on your account as of June 7th, there is no way to add it.

    I'm fairly certain you will be considered new.

    For all of those new customers looking at the 4G, your best bet is to buy a 3Gs now and exchange it for a 4G later.
     
  14. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    I read this is only for smartphones? I ask because I currently have Data and Messaging unlimited for 30/month on a Nexus
     
  15. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Yes, its only on their smartphone data plans.
     
  16. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    I'm not an AT&T customer, and I want the unlimited plan, so the question is: Do I have to signup with AT&T by June 7th and get a crappy phone? or signup and get a smartphone by June 7th?
     
  17. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    get the iPhone now, exchange it when the new one comes out

    keep your unlimited data
     
  18. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until the iPhone is on other carriers. Once there's finally competition with regard to the iPhone you may see more options. I can't believe people won't flood away from AT&T and its service issues and pricing plans once there's an opportunity to do so.
     
  19. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    if you read the article it wont be that hard to find out:rolleyes:
     
  20. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    This. Just buy one now and exchange it. Of course you take the risk of the new iPhone being available more than 30 days later but the chances of that are close to zero.
     
  21. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    I'm fairly sure the answer to this question has been disclosed in both of the news posts :/
     
  22. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't afford a $99 iPhone, you can't afford a $30 a month data plan. Fortunately, Apple announced a $15 a month data plan that might fit you finances today. You are lucky.
     
  23. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    If you can't afford the voice plan, then you shouldn't have a phone to begin with. :p
     
  24. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    All cell phone providers have issues.....it's just ridicules to think otherwise.
     
  25. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    nope...

    If you had an iPhone plan before the new release you would have been covered.

    On the plus side, they said 98% of smartphone users are below 2G usage and you will be paying $5 less each month :p .

    If you do go over, it will just cost you more money.
     

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