Which AT&T plan would be best for me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SunnyRenegade33, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. SunnyRenegade33 macrumors member

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    I'm considering switching carriers and AT&T has been one of my top considerations for a while now - mainly because they give me options other than "share everything" or "prepaid". My question is, what plan/set up would most benefit me with regards to my needs?

    My needs:

    1.) It will be a single user contract/plan (no family plan, no shared)

    2.) I don't use much talk/voice, I'd like unlimited texting, and I'd like around 3GB monthly

    3.) I would like to be able to take advantage of the $99 iPhone 4S deal

    4.) I plan on using my iPhone as a mobile hotspot so I can tether data to my iPad 4 whenever in a non wi-fi zone

    5.) I'd like the cheapest available plan and set up that would satisfy the needs above



    Anyone have any idea which plan would best suit my needs at a reasonable price (although subjective - I don't want a set a price limit to deter suggestions, instead, I'd like to see what you guys have in mind)? Would the individual plan be best for me? I would most likely go with a 3GB or even a 2GB separate monthly plan, but I don't know yet.

    How much would it cost me? Anything else I should know about with regards to AT&T as a carrier?


    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much :)
     
  2. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    You pretty much answered you're own question with your needs. That is almost the exact same set up I have for my individual plan, minus the mobile hotspot. I've had it before, but not anymore.

    I have the 3GB/mo data with unlimited texting, 450 minutes (least amount you can do on AT&T). I pay $91 a month with a 10% government discount. I think with mobile hotspot, it was only $10 extra, can't remember if it's available on 3GB plan or not. I used to have the 5GB plan when I used mobile hotspot.
     
  3. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    You can also take advantage of the Refurb iPhone 5 16gb for $99, its an online deal only.
     
  4. utahusker macrumors member

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    I would also recommend the i5 especially if you want to tether. No comparison from 3G to LTE.
     
  5. SunnyRenegade33 thread starter macrumors member

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    Where?
     
  6. jokemjokester macrumors member

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    check att online.

    you can get the 450 min + unlimited text/mobile to mobile + 5gb of data for like $120 a month. pretty good imo.
     
  7. SunnyRenegade33 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, that's the figure I arrived at, too. But I thought to myself "isn't $100 way too much for a single person to be paying a month?".
     
  8. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    It is a lot of money honestly, more than I think I should pay, but until I'm offered a better choice at the same speeds, I'll continue to pay it.
     

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