Which AT&T data plan do you have?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jeephemi57, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Jeephemi57 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    First off, if this thread is already lurking around, link me to it.

    I had unlimited data about 2 years ago, and the shmuck at the AT&T store told me i'm paying alot for data when i'm only using about 1gb. So he switched me to the 2GB plan.

    Now my iPhone 4 was never a problem with data usage. Now with the iPhone 5 i'm almost scared to use safari/pandora. It uses so much data that i'm at 2gb in 12 days. I know that's not alot to some people, but when you send NO e-mails and are on safari for maybe 10 minutes a day, and play roughly 5 songs on pandora that's rough.

    I've turned off LTE for the past week and the data keeps flowing. Does anyone anticipate an iOS update fixing this problem?

    Thanks in advance for any opinions
  2. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    He didn't switch you, you agreed to go to a 2GB plan. You have no one to blame but yourself.
  3. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Going from unlimited to 2GB plan saved you a whopping $5 a month. I never had a problem with going over 2GB on my 3G or 4S, but saving $5 a month wasn't worth it thinking about future speeds and usage/needs.

    To the usage, I don't see where people are using so much more data with the same habits. Mine hasn't changed, though I guess it has only been about a week since getting the 5, so I suppose that could change.
  4. Jeephemi57 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Obviously. Not my point. I never knew i'd ever use more than what I have, therefore i agreed. I told background story to make more sense on the issue.


    Is there something i should be adjusting to reduce data usage?
  5. kelpi macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2008
    Wife and I still on the unlimited $30.00. Even still got the 450 FamilyTalk plan. Thank goodness they allowed us to carry over unlimited plan when I upgraded my wife to the 5 -- happy as clams. Now only if they offered a cheaper messaging plan. $30 bucks for a few texts is ludicrous.
  6. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    I feel for you my friend.

    Don't let others get your down about it. Maybe you can switch? Or switch to tmobile?

    Safari and pandora are the only things that use lots of data so not sure what else you could cut.
  7. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    LTE doesn't use data; people use data.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, less pandora streaming or video streaming over carrier data.
    There's no way you play 5 songs and do some safari browsing for 10 minutes and rack up over 2GB in 12 days.
    There's something more you're forgetting to mention or those things you said above are way off from your real usage.
    Also take responsibility for switching your data plan and dont blame it on the AT&T rep.
    There is no update or ios fix to change your usage habits.
    LTE doesnt use more data, people usage use more data.
  9. F123D, Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

    F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Still have my $30 unlimited data plan and $5, 200 text plan. AT&T isn't taking either one away from me.
  10. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    Still on the grandfathered unlimited, seriously think about trying to buy someone's verizon unlimited as AT&T's service seems to be getting worse in my area.
  11. teamjaycub macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. Clearly the OP is doing more than what he is telling us.
  13. PantherCreek macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    Unlimited - they can pry that plan from my cold dead fingers.
    (Or make it unavailable... Whatever works for AT&T)
  14. the caveman macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    Unlimited since 08 on original 3g. I intend to keep the unlimited for as long as i can. Att tried to move to tired numerous times and almost got me to do it once, i then came to my sense. There used to be loophole where you could switch to a 2g iphone and you could get back on unlimited when att phased them out.
  15. Nokaoi macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2009
    Grantathered Unlimited data and happy. Satisfied? No. Why? AT&T does not allow FaceTime unless I switch to another plan. Oh well.
  16. imeth macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    it's all about who you talk to when you call customer service... I love getting people from India or the Phillipines.. they will lower your bills, give you unlimited data under new account etc... :)
  17. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    You can still use wifi for Face Time, just not cellular.
  18. jrhudson macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    If only att wasnt a douche and let people get unlimited again.
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    touche...people always making threads like this when there is no way that is all the usage they have. I used about 1gb with 3G and I use about 1gb with LTE
  20. Jeephemi57 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Let me re-phrase this. Since my post wasn't very clear. Why would my new phone use more data then my old iPhone 4, while using less features (safari, pandora, etc). I used to stream pandora for about an hour a day, and watch probably 30 minutes worth of youtube on my 4 and had no issue. Usually not passing much over a gig a month.

    So since some people are breaking my balls about my first post, if you know the answer, explain to me why the new phone uses more data based on what I just said. File sizes don't magically get bigger when your on a different network so I'm lost
  21. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    So just to be clear, you decided to drop your unlimited plan for the 2gb plan to save $5..... :confused:
  22. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    There is your issue. The youtube videos are being streamed in much higher quality.....meaning a lot more data. 30 minutes of HD is a lot more data than 30 minutes of crappy quality.
  24. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    Here's what I know: I use my iphone5 about as much as you say you do and I'm not using nearly as much data.
  25. dylanursula macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    A few months ago I called in and got the $3 for 100 text plan - its not advertised but got it nonetheless by asking nicely.

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