More proof AT&T will not take away "unlimited data"
... from grandfathered in customers when the next iPhone comes - I've heard from a few of you here that you think AT&T will not let grandfathered unlimited data users upgrade to an LTE iPhone when it comes out. I've disagreed with this statement before and I still do today. Not only can you buy an LTE device now and keep the unlimited data you can also grandfather in unlimited data with the new iPad data plans. Sorry folks, this will not change with the new iPhone.
- 03-14-2012, 09:34 AM #2iMore Intermediate
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But with the 3gig cap before they start throttling your data not sure what good the unlimited plan will do for me? I got the text message las week that starting on my next cycle I will be throttled after 3 gigs. Interested to see or hear how bad the data throttling is.Steve Jobs created iCloud so he would have somewhere to go when he died and still be with Apple.
- 03-14-2012, 10:07 AM #3
They'll call it "unlimited" and throttle at set caps like they're doing now...Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
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I didn't think the original had any subsidy. I know I didn't sign a contract when I got it and it had no subsidy; $599 was the price. Which is why I was able to upgrade to the iPhone 3G the next year when it came out.
The iPhone 4S is $649, $749, and $849 so the prices don't seem any different to me. On contract it's cheaper for you, but some carrier paid the rest of it.
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- 05-27-2012, 04:04 AM #18iPhone Intermediate
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Sure hope your right. That's not really the proof I was expecting. I think everything will change when verizon goes forward with their process of eliminating unlimited data. It's only inevitable that AT&T will follow in their footsteps and unlimited data will be a thing I the past (unless your on sprints snail pace network.)
- 06-14-2012, 12:28 PM #20
for the last 3 months in a row i have received their 3 GB throttling SMS message and i can tell when it takes effect. to the point of me knowing what to do and not to do until my cycle has ended. makes me want to rethink my data plan options (currently grandfathered - unlimited data)
i'm open for suggestions or reasons why i should stay right where i am at..
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- 06-30-2012, 03:26 PM #24
Everyone one brings some good points to the table. I too had rather live with the throttling and keep my unlimited. I currently do not have an iPhone. I own a blackberry but I am switching to the iPhone 5 the day it comes out unless ATT does what Verizon did and require full payment for phone to keep unlimited. If that happens then I will go ahead and get 4s. After all being with a blackberry I'm use to being two generations behind everything else on the market. I will just continue to monitor the situation with att till the 5 comes out.
- 06-30-2012, 03:27 PM #25
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