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Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Grandfathered Unlimited Data

Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Grandfathered Unlimited Data

Quick question for those of you who have actually switched from the grandfathered unlimited data plan to the new unlimited plus. Were there any changes that you weren't informed about? I am faced with this choice but feel like I am consistently getting conflicting information from everyone who I have spoken to at AT&T. Anything that you may have overlooked or thought about when considering the change?

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

What conflicting information are you getting? What are you hesitant about?

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‎07-25-2017 4:00 PM

Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

@Unknown_Issue I've been reading these forums here and other places since before this new plan started. I haven't seen any reason to not switch beforehand nor afterwards.

 

In all likelihood they'll keep raising the price of that old plan, so eventually you'll take the plunge.

 

The new plan has WAY more features and flexibility: Canada/Mexico unlimited, tethering/hotspot to the phone, you can add physical hotspots, after the first two lines additional lines are only $20(!), free HBO.

 

Unless you are getting some huge discount on the old plan (this plan has no discounts other than Military/Veteran), it's a better plan.

 

It's a no-brainer IMHO...

 

 

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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

Thanks to both of you for your responses. I guess overall it is an unease since AT&T spent so much time trying to get rid of the unlimited plans and now they are back to offering them with even more benefits. Some of the things were I noticed inconsistencies in information were the discounts offered and soft caps (FAN and 22GB, etc.)  I'm just worried about a bait and switch and for some reason feel a little safer with the grandfathered plan. 

 

I'm likely being silly but here are some of the benefits that I currently have -

 

Current plan -

900 Nation with rollover

Free Mobile To Mobile Minutes

Free Nights And Weekends

Unlimited Text

Unlimited Data (Soft Cap 22GB)

FAN Discount of 24%

Monthly Fee is just under $107 after discounts and taxes

 

Thanks for the help Smiley Happy

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

There are no FAN discounts with the new unlimited plans. Only military discounts are allowed.

This is a user to user forum. I am a user, just like almost everyone else on the site.
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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data


@Unknown_Issue wrote:

Thanks to both of you for your responses. I guess overall it is an unease since AT&T spent so much time trying to get rid of the unlimited plans and now they are back to offering them with even more benefits. Some of the things were I noticed inconsistencies in information were the discounts offered and soft caps (FAN and 22GB, etc.)  I'm just worried about a bait and switch and for some reason feel a little safer with the grandfathered plan. 

 

I'm likely being silly but here are some of the benefits that I currently have -

 

Current plan -

900 Nation with rollover

Free Mobile To Mobile Minutes

Free Nights And Weekends

Unlimited Text

Unlimited Data (Soft Cap 22GB)

FAN Discount of 24%

Monthly Fee is just under $107 after discounts and taxes

 

Thanks for the help Smiley Happy

 


@Unknown_Issue There is no bait and switch. The data works the same as your current plan. As pointed out above, you won't get your 24% FAN discount but you will still pay less than you are now on the new plan. A single line is $90 which I'm sure will come out to less than $107 after taxes. In addition to unlimited talk, text and data, you also get roaming in Canada and Mexico and free HBO.

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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data


@Unknown_Issue wrote:

I guess overall it is an unease since AT&T spent so much time trying to get rid of the unlimited plans 

I'm not sure that they spent so much time. They canceled them 7 years ago. That only took a second to do! No time at all!

 

Any restrictions the new one might have they could add to the old one (just like adding $5 increases). There isn't anything stopping them.

 

They brought back unlimited over a year ago (2?) but you needed DirecTV to get it...

 

Monthly Fee is just under $107 after discounts and taxes


You're going to save money and have more benefits and if you can get a friend or two to share the plan, you'll save even more...

 

 

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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

Well, I am a veteran so it looks like I will be eligible for that discount although I lose the FAN discount. I appreciate the help. What actually happens with the tethering if you actually hit the 10gb threshold? Do they charge for more or throttle in that case as well? Also, with stream saver can that be permanently disabled?

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

@Unknown_Issue Another %15 percent off! Awesome!  Thank you for your service.

 

See you haven't even switched yet and you've used up 10GB of tethering already! Smiley Wink

The tethering is supposed to just slow down SIGNIFICANTLY.  (I hear it doesn't yet).

 

Please read everything on http://att.com/unlimited

 

 

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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

Alright guys....I appreciate all the help and the responses!!! I'll make my decision tonight. You all have been very helpful.

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ACE - Professor

Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

@Unknown_Issue  I switched from the old unlimited plan after the last price increase. Since I have Directv and HBO my new unlimited plan was cheaper that the 3GB plan with my military discount. Have not notice any service degradation of service since switching. 

 

Noticed that quite a few individuals complain about losing their discount, but the notice of only military/vertran only discount is plainly mentioned on the web site. 

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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

Thanks to all of those who chipped in with guidance...I made the change this evening.  Are payments with credit and checking/saving accounts the only methods eligible for the $5 discount for autopay and paperless? I would prefer to pay with credit but five dollars is five dollars...

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ACE - Sage

Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

No credit cards unfortunately 

 

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Message 13 of 26
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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

@Unknown_Issue I'm thinking you want the points for a credit card?

 

Once you're getting the autopay (after a few times), you could try this:

  • Pay 99% of the bill with a credit card.
  • Let the autopay for the last few bits.
  • See if you still get the discount.

(Not my idea, I saw some people in another forum talking about it.)

 

 

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Re: Comparing New Unlimited Data Plus To Granthfathered Unlimited Data

@Unknown_Issue And I'm glad you took the plunge, let us know how it works out!

 

 

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