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Wanie44
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Teacher

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Wed, Sep 10, 2014 4:08 AM

Grandfathering my unlimited data plan

When I get a new iPhone 6, how can I make sure I still keep my unlimited data plan that I've had since the first iPhone came out?
I have it on my iPad as well.

ACE - Sage

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92.2K Messages

5 y ago

@Greentext   Anything that isn't profitable has to change.  Either price increase or retire the plans.  AT&T has a responsibility to stock holders.  

Dumping contracts and increasing the unlimited cost had to happen.  Should have happened long ago.

 

Tutor

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3 Messages

5 y ago

"Not making a profit" is an interesting premise. However I see no evidence to prove your statement.

 

Is the real question not profitable enough ?

 

 Claiming "responsibility to stakeholders" is not a good basis for creating a bad customer experience. 

Contributor

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2 Messages

5 y ago

 aint that the truth

Gary L

ACE - Expert

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15.8K Messages

5 y ago


@Greentext wrote:

Claiming "responsibility to stakeholders" is not a good basis for creating a bad customer experience. 


Charging more isn't "creating a bad customer experience", it's just charging more.  Your experience is exactly the same, if it's not worth it to you, I guess that could be a bad experience, but the option is to drop the service. It is what it is.

 

The unlimited data plan will (likely) continute to go up unless data costs significantly go down.

 

People consume more and more data all the time, streaming video, audio and social photos and video PLUS larger screens mean many services are sending you higher resolution verions of that information. Faster cellular service means even more data is wasted.

 

People on fixed plans are learning how to curb use, while unlimited people don't need to (why bother it's unlimited).  As people with fixed plans use more and go to higher plans (more data costs more) the same will go for unlimited plans, they'll cost more...

 

 

 

 

David606

Employee

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3.5K Messages

5 y ago

Everyone is an expert on how much AT&T should make off of something apparently.

 

Verizon charges 50 for UDP. The base price for UDP on the new plan is 60 bucks.

 

 

Tutor

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6 Messages

5 y ago

They grandfathered me in the took it back. I pay more for 10 gigs then I did unlimited. They told me I would get gift card for uverse install. They charged me for install.
So what is the answer to the uverse Internet? Refused to even look at it since Dec. Installed Nov. Stupid me bought a new 2 Droid last month

Tutor

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3 Messages

5 y ago

You are blithering....what's your point?


Newtoyou2

Tutor

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13 Messages

5 y ago

ATT doe's this alot saying yes your deal whatever is a issue with there computers but such & such is expired and there's nothing they can do.There computers will not allow for an override! The computer will correct even something changed at the president's office. I for one will never ever get a contract for anything

Contributor

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1 Message

5 y ago

What is the grandfather plan? I have a galaxy, can it be on this plan? I have no Internet service. Only lasted about 3 days. I need help choosing a good plan. They will not work with me. HELP.
sandblaster

ACE - Expert

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55.5K Messages

5 y ago

@Jwilliamsonx55 Grandfathered means a plan that is no longer offered. Those who have it are allowed to keep it but no one else can get it. If you need unlimited data, there are two current postpaid plans and one prepaid plan to pick from. Go to att.com for info on current plans.

New Member

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1 Message

2 y ago

It really doesn’t do any good to be on the grandfathered data plan, even though you’re paying more $$ for it and cannot use it as a hotspot because AT&T believes that they can throttle ALL data plans even though the Federal Communications Commission has levied a $100 million fine and the Federal Trade Commission has filed a federal (Edited per community guidelines) against them because they are throttling ALL data plans instead of leaving the grandfathered data plans alone, as they were NEVER subject of throttling at all. We came over in the Cingular buyout and AT&T said that they WOULD honor those unlimited data plans...

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Constructive

Employee

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@Meissobored i fought to keep my unlimited grandfathered plan for a long time until i actually looked and saw what i was missing out on and paying more

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sandblaster

ACE - Expert

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@Meissobored Not sure why you replied to a 6 year old thread but you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. ATT ended throttling years ago and the fines you mentioned were not for throttling, they were for not informing customers about the throttling.

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