AT&T Unlimited Data & iPhone 5?

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  1. shakedotazz

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    Has anything been said about what will happen to grandfathered AT&T data plans when we upgrade to the new iPhone? Will we lose the unlimited data?
     
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    If you get the new iPhone through AT&T at a discount, you will have to renew your contract. Therefore, you will have to get a new plan and lose your grandfathered in plan.
     
  3. Terry M.

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    I asked this yesterday at the AT&T store and was told I'd be able to keep my unlimited plan. When I got my iPhone 4 I was able to be grandfathered in with my unlimited data also.


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  4. shakedotazz

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    Girdler, I still have my super old 'talk' plan that does not get changed whenever my contract is renewed... I doubt a contract renewal will force us out of unlimited data... I'm more concerned about my unlimited data not having LTE and the new phone is anticipated to have it... maybe they'll use that to force us out of the grandfathered data plan?

    Terry, I like that answer better. :)

    thank you both
     
  5. djkeev

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    I've upgraded phones on AT&T four times and haven't ever had to "update" my contract except to add data when I got my first iPhone.
    If they are gong to force out unlimited with new phone activations, I'll keep my 4s for a mighty long time!

    Dave
     
  6. VOLS34

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    Lol Totally not true.
     
  7. Girdler

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    You will have to change the plan if it's something they no longer over(ie unlimited data).
     
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  9. shakedotazz

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    I almost forgot that with 4G LTE you get throttled at 5GB instead of 3.
     
  11. gadgetgal

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    I can more than endorse that unless there is any big sudden change, non-issue. I've had the unlimited plan since launch day 2007. Been grandfathered in since things changed and I have owned every iPhone model, renewing my contract every time with no issue.
     
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  13. Booyow1204

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    Staying Grandfathered is really important now that the iPhone 5 has LTE. To me that sounds like a hungry data monster.

    Data plans are the same as voice plans. If you don't opt to make changes, then they don't go anywhere. (ppl w/old as hell voice plans that don't exist anymore can vouch for this)
     

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