Who is grandfathered with AT&T Unlimited Data for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rkahl, Mar 8, 2012.


Who still has the AT&T UNLIMITED DATA PLAN for iPad?


    55 vote(s)
  2. NO I DO NOT

    29 vote(s)
  1. rkahl, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Just curious about the statistics for iPad. THIS IS NOT FOR IPHONE!!
  2. theConvinced macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    I have 3 lines with unlimited data why? Ooops saw didn't see the poll disregard
  3. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Had it on my iPhone for years. Dropped it a few weeks ago since unlimited really isn't "unlimited". Signed up for the 5gb tethering data plan. Received a $130 dollar credit for doing so.

    Never gone over 500mb on my iPhone since I've had it - from the 3G.
  4. rkahl thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    NO WAY 70% has the unlimited plan! More like 70% wish they did!
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC


    How'd you manage that?
  6. master-ceo, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  7. rkahl thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have never skipped my $30/month iPad plan since June 5, 2010... so No I am not jealous. I'm curious about the statistics (wondering how many out there can screw it up like they did with the iPhone Unlimited Data and jailbreaking).
  8. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    not like unlimited matters what all the throttling going on
  9. rkahl, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  10. Kauai, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    Kauai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2010
    Here is my question for everyone here.

    My Dad has an original AT&T iPad and has said he doesn't really use the 3G and wouldn't mind giving it (the sim) to me.

    Can anyone walk me through the process of how I'd transfer the unlimited plan from his iPad to my new iPad?

    Will the plan work for 4G Data as well? And will I be able to change the credit information without the plan 'lapsing'.

    Finally, will I still be able to turn it on and off when I need it - or do I constantly have to pay each month? That's the only part that confuses me with people talking about not letting the Unlimited plan 'lapse'.
  11. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
  12. rkahl thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Not so sure. Too few of us for them to worry about.
  13. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    don't take my word for it. the comments in the link you provided speak for themselves. i don't think it's hard to assume that an ipad will use more data than an iphone. if att already thinks >3GB is too much for the network, well......
  14. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I have a strange feeling that AT&T is going to make tethering mandatory for those who opt to get the 4G iPads, which will spell the end of the unlimited data plan. Of course, those studious and cautious few who are grandfathered in can just opt to keep 3G without making the switch.
  15. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I don't. I had it for about 6 months, then I realized that I barely ever used the data. For the most part, I was almost always on Wifi. I decided to just cancel it, and order it during stretches where I knew I would use 3G. I've signed up for it twice in the last 18 months.

    AT&T doesn't have LTE in my area, and I doubt they will anytime soon. Verizon already does. I'm glad I cancelled it, since I saved well over $500, as well as making the decision to go with the Verizon model much easier. Now I just wish Verizon would get their heads out of their ass and offer 3GB for $30 like AT&T. One can hope, right?
  16. advan031 macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008
  17. Gorion macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    I used to have it... But I cancelled it because I didn't use it that much. It was nice to have it though.
  18. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008

    Asked them to drop the price a bit but they could not adjust it. So I asked what about $10 off a month for a year as a credit instead? They did that and all at once. Pretty nice about it actually.
  19. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    I just bought an iPad 3 and I transferred my grandfathered unlimited data plan to 4G LTE unlimited. :)

    I'm also jailbroken so I can use the iPad as a 4G LTE hotspot. Woohoo!!!
  20. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I had it for about three months, but like others I was mostly around home wifi most of the time so was paying $30 for nothing most months. I definitely miss it now but I still wouldn't want to have to pay every month to maintain it. Just wish it was still available month to month.
  21. martosprint macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    I've had the unlimited with ATT since I first bought the original iPad in May of 2010. Then just last month (May) I bought the new iPad at the apple store and they transferred my ATT unlimited over to the new iPad. Worked out very well. 
  22. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I have an unlimited plan, but I bought a new VZ ipad for the LTE. Now I regret it and want to trade for an ATT. White 64 VZ, like new if anyone wants a trade or wants to purchase it so I can get ATT:).
  23. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    Yup! still got it and plan on keeping it as long as I can
  24. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    5GB, $37...have not used a full 5 in any month so far. Would I prefer unlimited, yes....
  25. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    What does "grandfathered" mean? Is it just a vanity term, or does it actually imply some change?

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