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  1. pyrotek's Avatar
    Wow, less then I expected too.
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    2010-06-03 10:16 PM
  2. headcheese's Avatar
    I used 3.5 last month, and that was my highest, and I don't even know how?
    2010-06-03 10:18 PM
  3. Nickaroni22's Avatar
    I'm grandfathered in, guess I won't be getting the 4G one now. I thought I'd use alot more data than I actually do. I'm on my phone all the time and I used 844mb last month.
    2010-06-03 10:21 PM
  4. pyrotek's Avatar
    I have a feeling that my 3G usage will escalate in the warmer summer months. Streaming pandora and the sort while tailgating, BBQing, etc is fairly common.

    May was already at 1GB with only a few instances of outdoor partying.
    2010-06-03 10:24 PM
  5. dmorales's Avatar
    My wife and i share plans are these limits going to be per phone or for both phones together
    2010-06-03 10:42 PM
  6. mikerlx's Avatar
    My little bro has cricket with unlimited talk text and Internet mms etc all for $40 a month. So , I use wifi only for my phone but I am sure 2gb would be gobbled streaming pandora.
    2010-06-03 10:52 PM
  7. jadedmonkey28's Avatar
    So the new iphone shoudl do video calling? yes?? Anyone who drops there unlimited plan now will be in for a world of hurt when they start to use it. I'm keeping my unlimited, new phone means it will only do more, more need for unlimited data. Since i also JB, can teather if i want to, why woudl i every pay for the right to do something that does not COST any money now.
    2010-06-03 10:52 PM
  8. iphnblues's Avatar
    this is such bs so is this going to be rolling out with the new iphones or sooner ???????
    2010-06-03 10:53 PM
  9. PuppyPR's Avatar
    Nope, me neither, won't give up my data plan.
    Last edited by PuppyPR; 2010-06-03 at 10:57 PM.
    2010-06-03 10:54 PM
  10. Robzbos's Avatar
    the best thing to do is wait for the up coming unlock if your on 05.12.01 baseband and use t-mobile as your carrier and get the .99 unlimited data through google its 12 dollars a year who beats that go to and you have to have the sidekick plan through t-mobile I use it prepaid and love it
    2010-06-03 11:07 PM
  11. thetoothfairy's Avatar
    Just my opinion... stupid move At&t. Geesh... do I want 4G or my unlimited?
    2010-06-03 11:10 PM
  12. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
    - the ONLY people that will negatively be affected by this make up a grand total of TWO PERCENT of all iPhone users. Two. That's a 2.
    According to this, that "TWO PERCENT of all iPhone users" equates to more than half a million AT&T subscribers. I don't care how big of a corporation you are - when you piss off more than half a million of your customers, there is something considerably wrong with your business method.

    Oh, and when these plans do go into effect and the unlimited plans are gone, you can bet your @ss AT&T WILL be nailing the unlimited subscribers for usage over 5GB. Otherwise, they'll have a bit of a problem justifying nailing 2GB subscribers for $10 each GB over. Their service agreement sure as hell doesn't make that provision just for shits and giggles.

    Sidenote: It's so ridiculous that the word @ss with an "a" gets censored but "shits" and "hell" do not. Does some MMI admin have something against donkeys?
    2010-06-03 11:16 PM
  13. headcheese's Avatar

    Toothfairy- I assume you have an iPhone with unlimited data already. As many others have stated in this thread, as long as you don't change your plan you can upgrade to the 4G as you will be grandfathered in. As long as AT&T offers the grandfathering, and you keep your plan exactly as it is now, then you can upgrade your device FOREVER (they will of course stop the grandfathering sooner or later)

    Get it?
    2010-06-03 11:21 PM
  14. FlyingJoey's Avatar
    On Tuesday alone I ate up 1.45 gigs of data. I'm trying to get my money's worth of data. I'm paying 30 bucks a month, believe me, i'm going to use gigs and gigs of data even if it's bullsh!t.
    2010-06-03 11:25 PM
  15. Fhadso's Avatar
    I looked at my data usage the other day. I use a whole 45MB monthly. I may not be a heavy data user, I'm still pissed that AT&T is just making these new plans to reduce their network congestion. Instead of using money to IMPROVE their crappy network, they're going to make money because of it. They're making plans to roll out their 4G data rate, but yet they haven't even finished their 3G! Verizon has a right to brag about their coverage! AT&T needs to work on their business strategies.

    If it weren't for the fact that they're the best network for me, then I would have taken my iPhone and my business elsewhere.
    Last edited by Fhadso; 2010-06-03 at 11:31 PM.
    2010-06-03 11:26 PM
  16. headcheese's Avatar
    That's crazy FlyingJoey!!
    2010-06-03 11:29 PM
  17. J_Marley's Avatar
    Guys, a quick note. Normally when a company such as a cellular communications company says your plan will be grandfathered in it means that as long as you don't change anything or add anything, you will be fine. You can usually resign for two years with a new phone and everything and they can't touch you because you haven't opted to make any changes to your current plan. This happened Up in Wisconsin when AT&T bought out Dobson Communications. They grandfathered in the CellOne (Dobson sub) plans for customers and as long as they didn't change anything, they could renew contracts and get new devices.

    Proud to be an Apple user since 1990... at the age of 4.
    2010-06-03 11:29 PM
  18. camperchuck's Avatar
    what if you want to ad the 20$ tethering feature to your plan, does that "change" your plan or "modify" it. will they make you get the new data plan if you do this? im concerned about this becuase when they offered rollover min, they made you get a new plan and i had a very old plan with unlimited stuff and i lost it all in order to get rollover. then i had to pay more to get the unlimited features back.
    2010-06-03 11:40 PM
  19. southfrisco's Avatar
    To be honest the only thing I'm worried about is video chat. We can already see that with just taking vids on the iPhone we get high into the mb's. If we are video chatting in HD, how is this going to play out? Being. In a long distance relationship I believe a concern is justified.
    HD video on the next iPhone? Uh not for the front facing cam...HD video for the Evo is only allowed on Sprint 4G (not 3G) and the Qik software that allows you to video chat also costs a monthly fee. So video chatting over ATT 3G? Not gonna happen especially in HD.

    Now back to the ATT plan changes, I don't see what the big deal is with all of you that are pissed about this. Am I missing something? This isn't a bait and switch when it ONLY APPLIES TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS. CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS HAVE THE OPTION TO STICK WITH UNLIMITED OR CHANGE.

    Current subscribers can keep unlimited (5 GB cap) for $30/mo but get no tethering.

    New subscribers won't have the unlimited option and they have to choose $15/mo for 200 MB or $25/mo for 2GB. The overage charges are a lump sum. $15 for up to 200MB over or $10 for up to 2GB over. Also if you want to tether so be it but you will pay $20 extra a month. You can also change from the 200MB to 2GB plan in contract and not affect the contract length. ATT is even letting you change the data plans on demand, pro rate or future date the changes. And they come with free text warnings when you hit 65% and 95% (I think a few more but can't remember) of your allowed cap.

    That seems much better than current capped data plans that get you for $0.05 to $0.10 a MB overage! So I look at it like ATT is not nickel and diming you now at least for data. If you use 2.5 GB of data then you pay $10 extra for the overage. One lump sum. No per MB charge.

    Old way = $25/mo for 2GB + $0.10MB overage. Use 4GB for the month and pay $25 + $200 in overage fees.

    New way = $25/mo for 2GB + $10 overage. Use about 4GB for the month and pay $25 + $10 in overage fees.

    New way seems much better to me.
    Last edited by southfrisco; 2010-06-03 at 11:57 PM.
    "To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
    2010-06-03 11:49 PM
  20. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    The only thing I'm curious about is if I change my voice plan (950 minutes down to 450 for example) would that mess up my grandfather status? Honestly it wouldn't really be that big of a deal as I don't even go over 500MB's but I'd hate to lose the unlimited just in case I use the video calling more than I imagine I will. I'm also wondering if that will just be iPhone to iPhone (video calling that is) or if you will be able to use it where the other person is skyping from their computer or has a phone that also has video calling.
    2010-06-03 11:50 PM
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