What is a grandfathered carrier plan?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    What is a grandfathered carrier plan? (referring to cellphone plans)

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  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    grandfathering refers to carrying discontinued plans into your current contract because you still have them active on your account. Generally this refers to carrying the old unlimited data plans forward. The catch is that once you switch off of them you usually can't switch back (without lots of work).
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I see, so my carrier gave me an unlimited text plan, then discontinued it later. I still had the plan after they discontinued it, because I was on it when it was discontinued. Thats a grandfathered plan, right?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, unless you cancelled it after it was discontinued. Then you won't be able to get it back.
     
  5. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Haha, already learnt that lesson :(
     

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