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Wed, Jan 22, 2020 9:53 PM

Switch from Nation 450 to Mobile Share Plus?

Hi,

I have grandfathered Nation 450 plan with rollover for my iPhone X.

I pay $112/month ($40 for minutes, $45 for data, and $10 for 1000 messages)

I use 2.5-5GB data/month

100-200 texts/month

Very few voice calls

I'd like to qualify for International Day Pass. So, exploring options....

It looks like the new "unlimited" plans slow you down in congested areas. No bueno.

Mobile Share Plus plan 9GB at $60 would cost me $60/month less, with data than I need....plus allow mobile hotspot and International Day Pass.

Is this the no-brainer it seems to be? What am I missing? (and, no, I'm not a plant from ATT corporate!)

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GLIMMERMAN76

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4 weeks ago

Dont forget that price is with autopay discount which takes 2 months to apply. The unlimited plans are all different only the bottom one slows down right off the bat.

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@GLIMMERMAN76
Thanks! Considering that 9GB is more than enough, Mobile Share Plus is probably best for me, no? I don't expect a huge amount of mobile hot spot usage.

I don't need HD streaming over a cell connection. And I'm assuming that 4G service will still available in locations with 5G.

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sandblaster

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4 weeks ago

If 9GB is enough data for you, then that plan should work great for you. No, you aren’t missing anything.

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Thanks! Some sources say there's a $20/month "access fee" to tether my (wifi-only) iPad via Mobile HotSpot, and other sources don't. Can you shed any light on that? If that fee is correct, would I pay it with an unlimited account, too? If not, that would tip me toward the latter.

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GLIMMERMAN76

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you only pay that if its a cellular ipad. The ipad will just use your 9gb allotment.

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sandblaster

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The access fee is also known as the line fee. Every line on the plan pays a line fee. If you only have one line, you only pay one line fee. That $60 one line price includes the line fee. You do not pay an additional line fee to use the hotspot. All ATT plans have an access or line fee for each line on the plan. However, the line fee on unlimited plans is higher than the line fee on mobile share.

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@sandblaster No, you aren’t missing anything.

Thanks for your advice, but I just learned I don't get calls/data in Canada (like with Unlimited); only in Mexico.

I anxiously await the drip-drip of further revelations.

lizdance40

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Have you considered prepaid? Prepaid Plan not only allows you full usage in Canada and Mexico, but the 8 gig plan is approx $45 (with auto pay plus taxes) . Unless you live in an area in the west that has very poor prepaid coverage, it is the most economical and best plan. It will have all the advantages of the nine gig postpaid plan Plus you get that Canada coverage thrown in

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sandblaster

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Your 450 minute plan has neither Canada or Mexico usage included. Had you said Canada usage was important, I’d have mentioned it. Do you travel to Canada enough to make the price difference worth it?

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My bad. I should have made clearer that I was not only deciding whether to upgrade, but to whether to opt for Unlimited or Mobile Share Plus.

When I go to Canada, I guess I'll use the $10 day pass. It's not a huge biggie, I'm just wondering what other minor tangles I'll experience.

I don't need HD streaming or any of the other marquee features of Unlimited.

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@lizdance40

It will have all the advantages of the nine gig postpaid plan

No wifi calling is quite a hit.

lizdance40

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The prepaid 8 gig plan DOES allow wifi calling. If someone has told you it does not, it is incorrect. Wi-Fi calling for the prepaid 8 gig plan and basic unlimited plan has been active for almost a full year. The $85 Unlimited Plan also had Wi-Fi calling oh, but that plan recently disappeared and has been replaced with a $75 unlimited plan, which does not have Wi-Fi calling (for no reason anyone can explain)

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Ok, thanks. There's a danger to reading two year old information!

mobilemax

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3 weeks ago

Hello,

That appears to work for your needs. If you’re doing autopay anyways to get that prices, I’d go with the Unlimited Starter or Unlimited Extra. Why? Because this would cut costs down to $65/mo or $75/mo (plus tax), give you unlimited for no worries and included North America coverage (Canada, US, Mexico). The Extra adds a 15gb hotspot and 5G access when available. For $5 over the 9gb plan it’s a much better value.

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@mobilemax Losing wifi calling (per lizdance40, above)

would be a big hit.

mobilemax

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@mobilemax you don’t lose WiFi calling, it’s included in all current plans for Unlimited and Mobile share postpaid (just not available on pay-per-minute prepaid).

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lizdance40

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@mobilemax
Not true. Prepaid 1, 8 and basic unlimited has had wifi calling for almost a year.

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