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das8nt

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Thu, Feb 10, 2011 10:29 PM

Buy an Atrix "4G" Lose Your Unlimited Data Plan

According to THIS POST on ANDROID CENTRAL, the document from AT&T shows you will have to give up your grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan if you choose to upgrade to one of their new "4G" phones. This truly is unbelievable... wait, no, it's believable of AT&T lately. What can they charge for and take away next??

 

Can AT&T do one more thing to turn people away from buying their new "the world's most powerful smartphone?"

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das8nt

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10 years ago

And now a reply from AT&T clarifying:

 

http://admin.androidcentral.com/att-clarifies-their-4g-policy

 

Sorry for the panic.

BAT

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10 years ago

It does not matter, even if you thought you still have unlimited, your wrong, ALL unlimited plans have been changed to 5 gig..

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/LaptopConnect-Tethering-for/Laptop-Data-Connect-Unlimited-Plan/m-p/2665671#M15891

 

BATSmiley Mad

 

das8nt

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10 years ago

5GB is still good with me. I constantly bust the 2GB level, but haven't yet used over 5GB. I even have Wifi around me 75% of my day. So, I'm good with "Unlimited" being capped at 5; take that away and I start to have a problem. I pay good $ to have NBA League Pass Mobile each year and I want to be able to watch the games anywhere I'm at, Wifi or not.

pocfan

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10 years ago

This link shows the info about the Atrix data plans. Per current AT&T policy, if you currently have an unlimited Smartphone data plan, you can keep it when switching to a new Smartphone.

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10 years ago

Check with AT&T, if you signed up for unlimited data plan before it was capped, then you still have truely unlimited data. I have checked with AT&T, and I'm still covered under the truely unlimited plan.

evil2006

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10 years ago

I am trying to pre-order the phone now.  But when I get to check out, the price of the phone goes from $199 to $299. 

BAT

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10 years ago

 $199 AFTER $100 rebate Smiley Surprised

 

BAT

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10 years ago

I have the same problem - I am switching from iPhone to Atrix but I have family plan and iPhone related data plans etc. I am hoping talking to someone at AT&T Sales will probably help. Issue is there is no way to change the phone/device and plan if you have a group/family plan and/or iPhone data plans. AT&T should really fix this to make it convienent for its customers. iPhone is a poor phone and those who want to switch should be able to do so without much hassle. I paid dearly for the iPhone at $400 and now I cannot switch even though I have had that stupid phone for over 2 years.

disbthai

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10 years ago

so let me get this straight, right now i'm on Iphon/unlimited data plan and i'm planning to switch to the Atrix. When I do I will loose my unlimited data plan? ATT is forcing me to get the new 4g plan?

 

Thanks ATT, thanks alot.

davidusr

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10 years ago

No. Your unlimited plan will be honored.
BAT

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10 years ago

 


@davidusr wrote:
No. Your unlimited plan will be honored.

 

You are SO SO WRONG, I'm more them happy to provide my account information, when I called, after I received a notice my Unlimited plan was Limited, they gave me ONLY three options, 1. When it reaches 5gig IT would STOP, 2. I could create a new 5gig contract, 3. I could cancel, So I been with them since 2006 .. I chose to CANCEL...

 

I even talked to the Sup.. It was not much of a choice.....

 

Your UNLIMITED Plan WILL NOT be honored.!!!!!

 

BATSmiley Mad

davidusr

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10 years ago

It's been argued on these forums for years, but the "unlimited plan has always had a 5 gig "soft" cap. My contract from 2003, when "unlimited" was 39.95, hD a 5 gig soft cap. And I'm sure, that for 95% of the people out there, 5 gig IS unlimited.

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10 years ago

I just talked to 2 Reps Yesterday..  One in the store, and 1 on the phone..  I had the Media Max Plan that allows unlimited data with 200 text messages..   They both told me the Internet is different for these new phones and you cannot use your old unlimited plan..   However If I choose to stay with my current phone HTC 8525 I can keep the unlimited data, if I decide to buy a new phone, then  I will have to go with one of their new data plans..  We are screwed...   My big problem is I really don't consider myself a heavy user, I checked my usages last month and it was 2.5MB  so I would have been over..   What gets me is the price..   $15 for 200mb  and $25 for 2 gig??  That's crazy...  If 2gig costs $25 bucks, then 1 gig should cost $12.50 bucks.  Not $15 for 2mb.. That is insane!   500mb should cost $6 bucks and 2mb should only cost $2 bucks..  That would be fair....     At anyrate anyone that has a chance of going over the 200mb limit should get the 2 gig package.  The Penalty's are killers for going over, and you would end up paying more for the $15 plan..   Just my Humble opinion..

davidusr

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10 years ago

Did any of you guys read the second post by das8nt? The AT&T reps are apparently clueless.

"We were just contacted by a representative from AT&T who saw our post about the leaked 4G policy memo, and wanted to clarify a very important point about their new 4G plans.  I quote:

Customers who currently have an unlimited plan can upgrade to a 4G device and keep their unlimited plans.

They did not dispute the validity of the leaked memo, but they were kind enough to tell us a part of the story that the original leak missed.  So put away those pitchforks.  Thanks for the clarification AT&T!"

Straight from the horses mouth.

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10 years ago

Yes I did, and it was after I read the post,  that they still told me no!    Also Maybe I missed something else here too, my unlimited plan also included text messaging..   If I'm reading correctly I'm guessing I will now also have to shell out another $10 a month just to use their minimum testing plan???

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