The Grandfathered Unlimited Data Club: People Who Don't Need it But Can't Let it Go

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Welcome to the innaugural meeting of the The Grandfathered Unlimited Data Club: People Who Don't Need it But Can't Let it Go, or GUDCPWDNIBCLIG for short.

    Join the club if you're grandfathered into unlimited data, don't really need it, but can't bring yourself to turn it off.

    Roll call!
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Guilty with an explanation.
    I might need it sometime in the future.:D
  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    Guilty as charged...

    It's a no brainer, though... Unlimited for 5 bucks more. You'd be stupid to downgrade. At least that's what I tell myself. :D
  4. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    guilty but since works pays for it, and it gets me my porn fix for all the traveling I do, I end up having to detox my phone before I trade it in :)
  5. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010

    I've been thinking, if all AT&T users increase their monthly average, would the "top 5%" number rise as well from about 5Gb to say... 10Gb?
  6. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    Grandfathered on Verizon.

    I've never gone over 2GB/month.
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I always use to go over 2-3GB, but since then I have really backed off to barely 1.5GB a month but I don't want to let it go just incase one day I want or need it. Who knows maybe I want to watch a few movies on netflix one day when I'm bored somewhere. Not worth it for me to let it go. Was thinking about getting 4GB tethering but I'm all good now with iTether!
  8. cshearer macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    I know I'll jailbreak, download a tethering app, and have a need to tether someday. Not today....

    There's something empowering in logging on to My Verizon and seeing my data usage as "such and such megabytes/UNLIMITED". Almost like, ha Verizon, I gotcha. The ball's in your court.
  9. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Guilty and hopefully doing life on parole...lmao
  10. jap1198 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    *raises hand*
  11. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Here! over here!

    I've been wondering as to wether or not its even worth it to have unlimited data since AT&T said they will throttle you for two months if your in the top 5% of data users (over 2 gigs?)...
  12. BCurry1 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Had every iPhone so far. Had unlimited data the whole time. Only ever had 2 months that I went over 200 mb both of those months were under a gig. I have wifi pretty much everywhere i use my phone I just can't bring myself to get rid of it. Now that I got iTether, that might change.
  13. Alveezy macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    been grandfathered in since this past summer when they cancelled it(Verizon). any Verizon users on here know when they actually cap you? btw will i get to keep this Unlimited Data Plan when i decide to get the next iPhone, i know it's rumored to be running on 4G<<<will it even matter?
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Hello. My name is EricNau, and I'm a People Who Don't Need Unlimited Data But Can't Let it Go.

    In fact, most months I could probably get by with the 200 MB plan. :eek:

    That said, I'm fine paying more now if it means I can use unlimited data when I might need it in the future. However, when Apple releases the 4G iPhone, I'm afraid AT&T will release a new 4G data package (for probably $40/month :rolleyes: ), and I'll have to abandon my unlimited plan anyhow. That would be rather unfortunate, because I would have spent this extra money for nothing.

    Oh well, I love not having to worry about going over my limit. :)
  15. Brazzy macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2011
    Most of the places I use my phone are in wifi range, so I barely use any data. But I still love knowing I have that unlimited data just in case.
  16. Cartaphilus macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2007
    Where were you last month?! I missed my chance at joining the club when I terminated the 3G data plan on my iPad and swapped my grandfathered unlimited iPhone plan for the 4 GB tethering plan. Yes, I saved a net $15 a month, yes, my tethered iPad works flawlessly, and yes, I still haven't broken 1.7 GB, but had I known I could be a member of the club (maybe even get a T-shirt), it would have been even more difficult to let go of what despite all logic still felt like a highly valuable right I was lucky to have.

    But maybe someone will start an I-Pay-For-Unlimited-Text-Messages-But-Never-Exceed-200 Club? I bet the hat with the embroidered club logo would be awesome.
  17. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    Proud member, and won't upgrade to an LTE Plan if ATT tries to switch me off my unlimited plan to sign a new contract for 4G....we show loyalty by sticking with a carrier through a contract and when it sunsets, show us some loyalty carriers in knowing you won't slam the door on us just cause you want to...

    Loyalty is underrated I am hoping that some people understand that loyalty is more important than increasing their quarterly profits 1/10th of a percent...
  18. kulimer macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    Amen to this brother! I used to have WaMu bank (in USA) with free checking, free checks for life, now with Chase, everything is money.
    I've been with WaMu+Chase for 10+ years. All they said is "I am sorry, unfortunately..."
  19. rosemary1 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    I'm also in this club. Right now I'm usually around a Wifi signal, but I don't trust that to always be the case.
  20. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    I'm in too! Jumped on itether as well and probably won't jailbreak now. So glad I did. My office doesn't have wifi so this will come handy
  21. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    As an owner of each and every iPhone I feel I've earned not having to watch my usage. That being said, I use about 300MB per month.

    That's all about to change as I am using Tether to my Air at this very moment.
  22. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009
  23. iMacJunkie macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2011
    I'm grandfathered in to an unlimited data plan. Just ordered a new iPhone 4S last night since I was able to take advantage of the upgrade offer ($199 instead of $450). I can't wait for my new iPhone to be delivered. w00t w00t!! :D :D :D
  24. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    Unlimited here and won't give it up.

    Essentially i dont' want to go to the place where I have to say, "I'd like to do ____ on my iphone but maybe I won't because I don't want to go over data for the month."

    I like the ability to just watch a movie on Netflix or a video(s) on YouTube and never have to think of how it might affect monthly data limits.

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