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    Default Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    I haven't got me a phone since the iPhone 5s came out. Im going to try to wait until the 7 comes out. Is AT&T going to force me to go what ever plan they have in order to get me off of my unlimited data. Do they even offer two year contracts anymore?
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    Default re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    If you're not paying for the device outright, AT&T will force you to choose one of it's tiered plans.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    I didn't think they could do that. what happened to grandfathered in
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    I used to have unlimited in the day with AT&T. Once you change anything on your plan you lose it.... I'm surprised you were able to hold on to it so long!
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cook5 View Post
    I didn't think they could do that. what happened to grandfathered in
    Yes, they can, unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by doc16mom View Post
    I used to have unlimited in the day with AT&T. Once you change anything on your plan you lose it.... I'm surprised you were able to hold on to it so long!
    You're spot on. I am still grandfathered in with regard to the unlimited data plan, and any change whatsoever will result in me losing it. Buying an iPhone outright or via Verizon (unlocked by default) allows you to maintain the status quo.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cook5 View Post
    I didn't think they could do that. what happened to grandfathered in
    If you are not under a currently active contract, then they can do that. There's no right to be "grandfathered" if you are making a change such as getting a new device other than at full retail price.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    If you also have DirecTv then you can get unlimited. I switched to a tiered family plan about two years ago-and it actually was very nice. We gained tethering and my family of four never exceeded the 30 Gigs we shared. But, in February, I saw that unlimited was available again and the 4th line is free! So I switched back and our bill dropped!
    Unfortunately, we did lose tethering.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    That would be $100 for a single line, plus having to have direct tv. The best advice I can give to the original poster, is either do new unlimited if you have direct tv and a family or wait a month or pay outright and keep your current plan.

    If you don't want to pay full price, wait a few months after release and get one used.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    That's 100% not true. You can upgrade and keep your existing plan. May not be worth it though. Most people don't really need unlimited data and the newer plans are much cheaper.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    i still have the unlimited plan and I just called at&t, they told me I could still get a new phone with subsidized price and two year contract but only thru the phone with them, she said the website could work too but when I log in it only shows Next plans... so I'll call them tomorrow
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    It might be worth a visit to an actual AT&T store (I prefer the corporate stores) just to compare!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie_i6s View Post
    It might be worth a visit to an actual AT&T store (I prefer the corporate stores) just to compare!
    I was told the stores dont do it anymore, but I would still go and make sure, Im working tomorrow all day so phone is the only way for me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    I was told the stores dont do it anymore, but I would still go and make sure, Im working tomorrow all day so phone is the only way for me,
    I've been told they don't do 2 contracts anymore but I always feel like they will give you one if you get the right person
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    I was told the stores dont do it anymore, but I would still go and make sure, Im working tomorrow all day so phone is the only way for me,
    I understand!!! Last December, when I got my 6s, we went to two separate AT&T stores... one was corporate and the other was a franchise. We actually started at the franchise, but they were out of the 6s. So we wandered across the road to the mall, where the corporate store is located. They had plenty in stock, and what surprised us both was that we got a completely different story from each place. We got a better deal with the Corporate store. Not saying that calling via phone, or using the web is bad, but it's great to have all the facts. I'll be interested to see what you find out! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cook5 View Post
    I've been told they don't do 2 contracts anymore but I always feel like they will give you one if you get the right person
    good point, i got two different answers when I called this morning, but the second representative started my upgrade process with a Samsung Edge and she was able to see the subsidized price, that's how she could tell it was still an option for me...
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    yes, that actually makes sense, they are slowly phasing out these contracts, but Im not switching until they really force me to in order to upgrade, I would've liked to do it with Apple at midnight but that's not an option anymore, I'm still saving a lot by staying with the unlimited plan and two year contract.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    success !!! I was able to renew my contract for another two years and I got the 128gb iPhone 7 for 299 dollars, no changes in my plan, there was a 45 dollar activation per line but they waived it.... so YES it can be done, I called 611 in my iphone and then selected options 3 and 3.. only a couple of minutes wait
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    I got my phone last Friday & didn't have to change. I'm kinda hesitant on changing because I don't know if I'll need more data later on down the road. What you guys think?
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    Beware At&t is the worst company to do business with! They are going to screw one way or another, sooner or later!!! Proceed with caution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfield_shay View Post
    Beware At&t is the worst company to do business with! They are going to screw one way or another, sooner or later!!! Proceed with caution.
    The grass isn't any greener on the other side. All of the carriers have subpar customer service if you ask me.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    I have an unlimited plan. Haven't gotten a new phone since iPhone 5. Went in and bought the 7 plus and my plan stayed the same. The only change to the process is that you don't get a discount on the phone for renewing your contract.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    Quote Originally Posted by pink2 View Post
    I have an unlimited plan. Haven't gotten a new phone since iPhone 5. Went in and bought the 7 plus and my plan stayed the same. The only change to the process is that you don't get a discount on the phone for renewing your contract.
    This is what happens. You can keep your plan. But the phone is no longer subsidized. You pay full price. You can do the financing or even get on the Next upgrade cycle. But your monthly bill will go up by what ever amount you finance. So you end up still paying what used to be the subsidy built into your bill AND the full price of the phone.

    I decided to just switch to a tiered plan with 30 month financing and my rate plan went down by $10/month. In 24 months I can get a new phone and will not have to pay the remaining 6 payments on my iPhone 7.
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    Default Re: Is AT&T going to force me to choose a tiered plan in order to get me off of unlimited data?

    They won't force you to switch your rate plan, or at least they shouldn't. They may suggest other rate plans based on your usage history but if you are against switching they can not make you. However one thing of note is they only offer Next upgrades therefore you may see a jump on your bill

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