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Tue, Mar 21, 2017 9:24 PM

Grandfathered unlimited data vs new Unlimited Plus Plan

Hello everyone,

I'm considering ditching my grandfathered plan but don't want to go to unlimited choice and get capped @ 1.5 MBps for video.  Does anyone know if there is any capping on the grandfathered plan vs the unlimited plus?  If not, it would be cheaper to just keep the old plan..... 


Thanks

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Gary L

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3 years ago

@uede915 That's a decent price. But I'd go for the newer plan.

 

Get a friend (or two) to share the plan and you'll start saving money.

(Don't buy their phones on contract, then you are responsible if they leave!)

 

 

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lizdance40

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2 years ago

@Timd73 And @collegeboy

Carriers are maintaining a separate program for the old plans. It’s a nuisance and it costs money to maintain multiple plans.  Here is the newer plans.  https://www.att.com/plans/unlimited-data-plans.html

The Premium is same as far as speed, 22 gig reprioritization threshold 

What the OLD PLAN HAD:

no tethering

Limited calling and texting

did allow discounts from employers.

 

what the new plan HAS

15 gigs of tethering.  

Roaming and calling in and to Mexico and Canada

free TV and premium options worth $15 to $30

Only military and veteran discounts AND   If you are military/veteran or first responder there is a bigger discount. 

 

 

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sandblaster

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3 years ago

Only that data speeds may be lowered after 22GB, same as the unlimited plus plan. Hard to believe the old plan is costing you less. Don't forget your grandfathered data plan is going up $5. 

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lizdance40

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3 years ago

@Gary L found an odd post on Reddit from a customer who made the switch.  

While the new plan was cheaper, the taxes went from $17 to $40 a month for 6 lines.  

So you might want to look at your taxes.  If they are unusually low for your state, they might go up.

 

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3 years ago

Thanks for the responses guys.  My plan currently is 89.99, which is 39.99 for 450 minutes, 10 for 1000 texts, and 40 for data.  By switching to the new plan I would get Canada and Mexico included and tethering, which is probably worth it in the long run.

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4 Messages

3 years ago

I also have a grandfathered unlimited plan and from what I understand, the main difference btwn it and the Unlimited Plus plan is 1) Canada and Mexico coverage and 2) 10GB for Hotspot. While the old plan is more expensive, I have a 25% employer discount on the old plan so it comes out to the same as the newer Unlimited Plus which does not allow for employer discounts yet. Since I don't need any of the added services of Plus and don't want the slower speeds of Choice, I'm going to stick with my old plan unless the new plans begin to accept employer discounts. 

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3 years ago

I made the switch and my service and speed has been off ever since. I recommend you don't switch over. My phone use to NEVER buffer not it buffers all the time. I turned off the data saver by the way so I know that's not it. Don't switchover keep what you have.
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@Redman123123 wrote:
I made the switch and my service and speed has been off ever since. I recommend you don't switch over. My phone use to NEVER buffer not it buffers all the time. I turned off the data saver by the way so I know that's not it. Don't switchover keep what you have.

@Redman123123

 

i have not seen a difference in service levels.

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3 years ago

Did you power cycle your phone after turning off Stream Saver?

 

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3 Messages

3 years ago

I did.
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3 years ago

I've had the unlimited data plan since the first day. They've been trying to get me to give that up for years. Well, they finally got me to switch to the Unlimited Plus for family and let me tell you. It is MUCH slower and we lost 1 to 2 bars of reception– everywhere! This is the worst service I've ever experienced and they're not fooling anyone.

 

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sandblaster

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3 years ago

Changing your plan should have no affect on coverage or speeds. There has to be a different reason. 

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Agreed.  The plan should have exactly the same service.  Call 611 and ask what's up with speed.

 

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I called and I went over all of our settings with them over the phone and they could not figure it out. They opened an investigation last week and I have not heard back. BTW– they are not very helpful and don't seem to know much.

 

This problem started the minute after I switched plans and restarted our phones. There is a huge difference in speed and coverage. We literally lost two bars of coverage (on every phone) and when my wife uses her cell at home it sounds like she's under water. It never did that before. I used to leave my wifi off because the data transfer from the tower was so fast. Now, it takes forever to buffer and sometimes won't connect at all.

 

Time to switch to another carrier.

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@Anonymous wrote:

I called and I went over all of our settings with them over the phone and they could not figure it out. They opened an investigation last week and I have not heard back. BTW– they are not very helpful and don't seem to know much.

Log in and check that you aren't on the unlimited CHOICE plan, which is slower.

Check your stream saver settings, that might have kicked on when you switched plans.

 

 

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