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Just spotted this.. AT&T will allow grandfathered plans for iP5
"If you're eyeing the iPhone 5 but worried about canceling your unlimited data plan with AT&T, you're in luck. AT&T will grandfather in existing data plans.
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/att-letting-iphone-5-owners-keep-their-old-dataplans/#ixzz26Lz249b4"
- 09-13-2012, 08:57 AM #2
We'll see how much water that holds...and for how long. AT&T isn't in the business of coming to common ground with unlimited data users, they are viciously trying to hunt you down and force you out of it, and i can't see that changing at all."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 09-13-2012, 09:14 AM #4
- 09-13-2012, 09:37 AM #5
- 09-13-2012, 09:47 AM #6
- 09-16-2012, 12:37 PM #7
im not sure how much of a slow down it is.
the only thing i noticed is youtube videos loading really slow. and netflix.
other then that pandora never skipped
and web pages loaded in a few seconds.
i put 8gb+ for like 5/6 months straight.
dumb question: 4g and 4g lte is same cap? because for data at&t shows 4g only. and a supposed article shows my area is getting the lte by the end of the year.AT&T White 64Gb 5-Unlimited Data
- 09-16-2012, 12:46 PM #8
- 09-16-2012, 12:46 PM #9
- 09-16-2012, 01:28 PM #10iMore Intermediate
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AT&T allowed me to keep my old plan as well. I was surprised, since I had been told a while back that if I opted for an early upgrade (from the 4 to 4S) I'd lose my 2GB/mo plan.- iPhone 5S; Space Grey, 16GB
- iPhone 5; Black & Slate, 16GB
- iPad mini; White & Silver, 16GB
- iPod Nano; Black & Slate, 16GB
- iPod touch 4G; 8GB
- MacBook Pro; 13" (custom, early 2012)
"You'll always be two steps behind me."
- 09-16-2012, 01:38 PM #11
I don't have early upgrade on my line until feb 2012 and contract ends on August of 14
I'm using another line and Doing a device swap. But the rep told me it would not effect me.
They would just remove the data plan required on the other line since its a dinosaur of a phone.AT&T White 64Gb 5-Unlimited Data
- 09-16-2012, 02:56 PM #12
- 09-16-2012, 03:54 PM #13
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- 09-16-2012, 04:29 PM #16
- 09-16-2012, 04:31 PM #17
Unlimited costs the same as 3 GB plan, the difference is that if you go over 1 byte you don't get dinged $10. Plus, just because you're throttled doesn't mean you're cut off. You can do just about anything while throttled that you could otherwise, albeit slowly, except for streaming video. You can do email, web, stream audio, maps, weather, photos, etc. Ironically, they only throttle downloads, so you can upload video without restraint, which I've done a lot of. In fact, I've used GBs after getting throttled.
Plus, I hear that on LTE the data cap is 5 GB, rather than 3.
- 09-16-2012, 04:44 PM #18
Specifically, it's about 120 kpbs down, in my experience, but about 1 Mbps up. So-called 4G through HSPA+ has a 3 GB cap. I hear that LTE increases your cap to 5 GB. We'll see. My SIL has an AT&T LTE mobile wifi hotspot and gets about the same speeds as the home wifi. I'll post my speeds here next week!