Whats the best plan for 2 on ATT ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tig Bitties, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    Possibly thinking of leaving Android, for 2 new iPhone5, but might wait until the Jailbreak is out first. But looking at a family plan, for my Wife and I, would go ATT route, whats the best monthly price you can get ?

    I did a little research on ATT site, and for two phones would be $179/Month, ouch, was looking to get that down cheaper.

    ATT has free mobile to mobile, but that's to ATT phones only ? Not any mobile to mobile ?

    We ditched our home phone, and I use my phone for sales / business, I need at least 1,000 minutes a month during the week, my Wife rarely uses her phone during the week, so I chose the 1400 minute package. We both use unlimited texts, and data we both stay under 2gb per month. Is there a plan with my requirements that can be cheaper than $179/month ?

    Or am I better off, wait for an Unlocked iPhone5, just use on Straight Talk, would be $90/month for 2 months, but no LTE, just HSPA+.

    Opinions please.
  2. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    Mobile Share with unlimited talk/text and 4GB shared data is $150+fees+tax/month. That is what we have. If you need 6GB it will be $160+fees+tax/month
  3. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    you could do the 4GB Mobile Shared plan that would give you:


    4GBs of data between two devices (including tethering if needed)
    Unlimited Minutes within the USA along with unlimited text

    -Pure and simple?
  4. Tig Bitties thread starter macrumors 68030

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    Thanks, I looked up the Mobile Share plan with 4gb data, and that comes out to $150, with unlimited text and unlimited minutes, which I need.

    I have the Verizon plan, with Galaxy Nexus, my Wife and I on a very similar plan, unlimited minutes + texts, and 2Gb data each, my total bill is like $240/Month :eek: And we don't even use the 4G/LTE, is a big battery drain on the Nexus, sure it's fast as all heck, but the battery drains like leaving the water on. How is the iPhone5 if left on 4G all the time ? Can you last a full business day ?

    My only concern, would be downgrading to the small 4" screen, and lack of customization I like with Android, but nothing an upcoming jailbreak can't fix, hopefully that's out by year end ?

    But the design of the iPhoen5 is breathtaking, and the new Element case just looks so bad ass, plus I love thin phones, and I do find the Nexus @ 4.65" screen size to be borderline almost too large, I really like a 4.3" screen. But the new Android phones @ 4.7" and 4.8" are starting to get a tad too large for me, is honestly hard to one hand operate them, no matter what anyone says, unless your Lebron James with big hands.
  5. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    depending on your FAN discount, mobile share really isn't cheaper

    Edit: It's also worth noting that you can use Facetime over AT&T's network and not have to rely solely on wi-fi if you chose to do the mobile share plans
  6. Jayohwhy macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    I'm on verizon, with unlimited minutes and text- 2 lines: my iphone 5 and my husbands galaxy s3. We share 8 gigs and pay $180 a month. how is your bill so much?
  7. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    The Verizon Share Everything would be $150 for the same choices as with AT&T. My iPhone was barely even getting down to maybe 80% in the beginning, but now it is draining more. I think I need to stop using GPS for some apps. However, we don't have LTE yet in Lehigh Valley, PA, just fake 4G :rolleyes: It's supposed to come by the end of the year.
  8. Tig Bitties thread starter macrumors 68030

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    So with Mobile share plan, Face Time is not counted as data ? That is BS ATT is pulling, with charging extra for FaceTime, I have a big issue with that. Data is data, they should not charge extra on how I use my data, if I go over my 2GB's ok, charge me, but not just for FaceTime. Whats next, YouTube data will be extra ?

    By the by, how is FaceTime ? For families I could see it being cool, the Wife can call me, when I am with the kiddies and see each other ? Is it cool, or a gimmick ?
  9. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    It's always counted as data; AT&T just blocks cellular facetime unless you are on Mobile Share. You can always Facetime on Wifi no matter what.

    I do agree, at least for tiered data, that it shouldn't matter.
  10. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    fyi, AT&T is the only cellular company that requires you to switch to a mobile share plan just to use that Facetime over cellular feature... all data is not created equal

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