Not cool, AT&T.
I was really pumped when they introduced the new Mobile Share plan. I was able to cut my bill back AND get enought data with unlimited minutes and texting. GREAT deal!!!
I was also really excited to get my new iPhone 6. Its like Christmas when the new iPhone comes out, I'm a big Apple fan. But AT&T apparently decided to kill the collective buzz. Because I preordered my iPhone 6 (early upgrade eligible), I apparently now don't get the $25 discount for my data plan. Why? Nothing but the hardware has changed! Is this some super lame attempt at bullying me into signing up for the AT&T Next plan? Because I DO NOT WANT TO. I want to own my own phone, I do not want to buy a phone at retail price because, lets face it, it is NOT affordable for someone who already makes less than $15,000 a year. I want to keep my monthly bills LOW because I'm generally living paycheck to paycheck as it is and I really just don't need a new phone every 12 or 18 months. I'm happy with saving up to throw down on my iPhone if need be for early upgrade, call it mine and not have to worry about a bunch of small print where my plan changes!!! I am very tempted to hop off the AT&T boat at this point, but considering I've always gotten absolutely excellent customer care I'm going to stick around and see what happens for a bit. For now, I am VERY unhappy and I'm really hoping this changes.