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Phones obsolete after May 15, 2011
Edited by fcampana on Jan 23, 2011 at 10:55:25 AM

Received mail from ATT Wireless stating that my phones will no longer be able to make calls or receive calls after May 15, 2011 due to network upgrades. I am being offered free phones, but I need to choose a new rate plan. My phones are the Nokia 6102 and Samsung x426 with GSM 850/1900 capability. What is it about the network upgrades that make these phones obsolete?

Received mail from ATT Wireless stating that my phones will no longer be able to make calls or receive calls after May 15, 2011 due to network upgrades. I am being offered free phones, but I need to choose a new rate plan. My phones are the Nokia 6102 and Samsung x426 with GSM 850/1900 capability. What is it about the network upgrades that make these phones obsolete?

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Ok... I went to an ATT store yesterday and try to get my new phones with NO service commitment required as stated in the letter... unfortunately their system just didn't allow them to give away the phones without doing a new 2 year contract.  The sales rep ended up calling the number on the letter and eventually the lady on the phone helped me ordered the phones instead WITH a new 2 year contract (since the system didn't allow her to do it either) and told me the contract would be taken out by the next billing cycle... so I am keeping my fingers crossed....

Ok... I went to an ATT store yesterday and try to get my new phones with NO service commitment required as stated in the letter... unfortunately their system just didn't allow them to give away the phones without doing a new 2 year contract.  The sales rep ended up calling the number on the letter and eventually the lady on the phone helped me ordered the phones instead WITH a new 2 year contract (since the system didn't allow her to do it either) and told me the contract would be taken out by the next billing cycle... so I am keeping my fingers crossed....

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How did you do that with NO contract? I spent so much time yesterday in the store and the reps there had no idea what to do... They ended up calling the number on the letter and ordered the phones for me with a new 2 year contract and told me the contract would be removed by the next billing cycle... does it sound right?

How did you do that with NO contract? I spent so much time yesterday in the store and the reps there had no idea what to do... They ended up calling the number on the letter and ordered the phones for me with a new 2 year contract and told me the contract would be removed by the next billing cycle... does it sound right?

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mmvpp wrote:

Ok... I went to an ATT store yesterday and try to get my new phones with NO service commitment required as stated in the letter... unfortunately their system just didn't allow them to give away the phones without doing a new 2 year contract.  The sales rep ended up calling the number on the letter and eventually the lady on the phone helped me ordered the phones instead WITH a new 2 year contract (since the system didn't allow her to do it either) and told me the contract would be taken out by the next billing cycle... so I am keeping my fingers crossed....


Good luck with that. I'm not surprised they didn't know how to handle it in the store. This sounds like classic get screwed by AT&T. Poor communication and training is the main reason AT&T is constantly at the bottom of consumer surveys. And whom did they tell you is going to remove the contracts?


mmvpp wrote:

Ok... I went to an ATT store yesterday and try to get my new phones with NO service commitment required as stated in the letter... unfortunately their system just didn't allow them to give away the phones without doing a new 2 year contract.  The sales rep ended up calling the number on the letter and eventually the lady on the phone helped me ordered the phones instead WITH a new 2 year contract (since the system didn't allow her to do it either) and told me the contract would be taken out by the next billing cycle... so I am keeping my fingers crossed....


Good luck with that. I'm not surprised they didn't know how to handle it in the store. This sounds like classic get screwed by AT&T. Poor communication and training is the main reason AT&T is constantly at the bottom of consumer surveys. And whom did they tell you is going to remove the contracts?

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Edited by Wild Banchi on Jan 31, 2011 at 7:05:04 PM

AT&T may have the lowest consumer support rankings from the surveys, but at least they claim to have the "Nation's Fastest 3G Network"... Smiley Wink I wonder if they think that would make up for it... Anyway, no one is perfect, at least they attempted to do things the right way... (But may not appear so "right").

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AT&T may have the lowest consumer support rankings from the surveys, but at least they claim to have the "Nation's Fastest 3G Network"... Smiley Wink I wonder if they think that would make up for it... Anyway, no one is perfect, at least they attempted to do things the right way... (But may not appear so "right").

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Here is how it works, yes, the system won't let us migrate the line without the 2 years contract, BUT, the same system then automatically reverses the contract and customers receive a letter letting them know that there is no contract. 

Here is how it works, yes, the system won't let us migrate the line without the 2 years contract, BUT, the same system then automatically reverses the contract and customers receive a letter letting them know that there is no contract. 

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I called that number on the letter again and spoke to another lady.  This lady sounded more knowlegeable.  She said I just have to wait for the phones to arrive and then activate them and the contract will automatically be removed after that.  She said this is just the way the system works... I will post again once I get the good news Smiley Happy.... or bad news...Smiley Mad

 

I called that number on the letter again and spoke to another lady.  This lady sounded more knowlegeable.  She said I just have to wait for the phones to arrive and then activate them and the contract will automatically be removed after that.  She said this is just the way the system works... I will post again once I get the good news Smiley Happy.... or bad news...Smiley Mad

 

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BrianfromNO wrote:

Regardless of whether or not it's legal is irrelevant.  iPhones aren't permitted to be used with GoPhone plans, and they have to be unlocked to be used with "Blue" plans...so in either case, you are violating the EULA of the phone if you do either. 


You can also buy imported unlocked iPhones from a variey of third party sellers — no need to violate any agreements at all. You may also pick one on a trip to Canada — all fair and square.


BrianfromNO wrote:

Regardless of whether or not it's legal is irrelevant.  iPhones aren't permitted to be used with GoPhone plans, and they have to be unlocked to be used with "Blue" plans...so in either case, you are violating the EULA of the phone if you do either. 


You can also buy imported unlocked iPhones from a variey of third party sellers — no need to violate any agreements at all. You may also pick one on a trip to Canada — all fair and square.

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Edited by wingrider01 on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:39:47 AM

dmapr wrote:

BrianfromNO wrote:

Regardless of whether or not it's legal is irrelevant.  iPhones aren't permitted to be used with GoPhone plans, and they have to be unlocked to be used with "Blue" plans...so in either case, you are violating the EULA of the phone if you do either. 


You can also buy imported unlocked iPhones from a variey of third party sellers — no need to violate any agreements at all. You may also pick one on a trip to Canada — all fair and square.


Drawback is pay full price and chances of a local US apple store honoring the warranty is slim, it has to go back to country of origin. Suspect that if the local apple genius bar handles the warranty you get a ATT locked phone. even then the phone would not be permitted to be used on the GoPhone or the Blue plan since a 4 using a sim that does not exist on that plan


dmapr wrote:

BrianfromNO wrote:

Regardless of whether or not it's legal is irrelevant.  iPhones aren't permitted to be used with GoPhone plans, and they have to be unlocked to be used with "Blue" plans...so in either case, you are violating the EULA of the phone if you do either. 


You can also buy imported unlocked iPhones from a variey of third party sellers — no need to violate any agreements at all. You may also pick one on a trip to Canada — all fair and square.


Drawback is pay full price and chances of a local US apple store honoring the warranty is slim, it has to go back to country of origin. Suspect that if the local apple genius bar handles the warranty you get a ATT locked phone. even then the phone would not be permitted to be used on the GoPhone or the Blue plan since a 4 using a sim that does not exist on that plan

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wingrider01 wrote:

 

Drawback is pay full price and chances of a local US apple store honoring the warranty is slim, it has to go back to country of origin. Suspect that if the local apple genius bar handles the warranty you get a ATT locked phone. even then the phone would not be permitted to be used on the GoPhone or the Blue plan since a 4 using a sim that does not exist on that plan


It certainly has its drawbacks, but that's besides the point. All I'm disputing is that you have to resort to hackery to get an iPhone on a Blue plan. As for “permitted” — as long as there isn't a T&C expressly forbidding one from doing it (such as, for example, tethering without a proper plan) I wouldn't say it's not permitted. It's not supported for sure, but then there's very little support left on the Blue side anyway.

 

At any rate, I believe that the number of Blue subscribers left is sufficiently small that for AT&T it's cheaper to just lose them than to keep them up and running, which is why I can't really complain. Sure they'd like to keep as many as they can and have them switch to Orange, but they won't go out of their way to do so.


wingrider01 wrote:

 

Drawback is pay full price and chances of a local US apple store honoring the warranty is slim, it has to go back to country of origin. Suspect that if the local apple genius bar handles the warranty you get a ATT locked phone. even then the phone would not be permitted to be used on the GoPhone or the Blue plan since a 4 using a sim that does not exist on that plan


It certainly has its drawbacks, but that's besides the point. All I'm disputing is that you have to resort to hackery to get an iPhone on a Blue plan. As for “permitted” — as long as there isn't a T&C expressly forbidding one from doing it (such as, for example, tethering without a proper plan) I wouldn't say it's not permitted. It's not supported for sure, but then there's very little support left on the Blue side anyway.

 

At any rate, I believe that the number of Blue subscribers left is sufficiently small that for AT&T it's cheaper to just lose them than to keep them up and running, which is why I can't really complain. Sure they'd like to keep as many as they can and have them switch to Orange, but they won't go out of their way to do so.

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what is the phone number to reach att retention please?

what is the phone number to reach att retention please?

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jdblue1969 wrote:

what is the phone number to reach att retention please?


You should be able to just call 1-800-331-0500 (or 611 from your phone) and tell customer service you want to terminate your service and/or specifically ask to be connected with the retentions department. 

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jdblue1969 wrote:

what is the phone number to reach att retention please?


You should be able to just call 1-800-331-0500 (or 611 from your phone) and tell customer service you want to terminate your service and/or specifically ask to be connected with the retentions department. 

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This sucks!

I got one of those letters as well.  My current plan:

400 minutes + 300 anytime minutes + 60 bonus minutes = 760 minutes

Early nights and weekend (7pm)

Free nights and weekends

Free mobile to mobile.

$0.20 add't minutes

all for $40/month

I also have a small 1MB data plan in case of pocket browsing for $8.

I know the data plans are better but there isn't anything even close to what I have now.

I think we should be rewarded for not jumping ship every time someone new comes to the market.  Having to choose a new play is pentalizing us.  When I sighned up for this plan I has to pay $$$ for a good phone.  I have also purchased several additional phones without a contract from AT&T and kept my plan so it's not like I have been given some kind of a free ride.  I didn't get a new phone for free each year unlike others that complain that I'm still using an older plan.  Heck, if I wanted to pay just a few dollars more I could go with one of those other companies that offer unlimited talk and text for only $50.  I don't need LTE for just voice.  I am really looking for a new carrier now.  I have been with AT&T celluar since 1996 when I had a Ericsson 318.  A customer for 15 years, and things are going to have to change now.

This sucks!

I got one of those letters as well.  My current plan:

400 minutes + 300 anytime minutes + 60 bonus minutes = 760 minutes

Early nights and weekend (7pm)

Free nights and weekends

Free mobile to mobile.

$0.20 add't minutes

all for $40/month

I also have a small 1MB data plan in case of pocket browsing for $8.

I know the data plans are better but there isn't anything even close to what I have now.

I think we should be rewarded for not jumping ship every time someone new comes to the market.  Having to choose a new play is pentalizing us.  When I sighned up for this plan I has to pay $$$ for a good phone.  I have also purchased several additional phones without a contract from AT&T and kept my plan so it's not like I have been given some kind of a free ride.  I didn't get a new phone for free each year unlike others that complain that I'm still using an older plan.  Heck, if I wanted to pay just a few dollars more I could go with one of those other companies that offer unlimited talk and text for only $50.  I don't need LTE for just voice.  I am really looking for a new carrier now.  I have been with AT&T celluar since 1996 when I had a Ericsson 318.  A customer for 15 years, and things are going to have to change now.

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if it's not going to work for you, then yes, choose the carrier that does. 

if it's not going to work for you, then yes, choose the carrier that does. 

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JFizDaWiz,  It's a good thing you're not in att retention.  Judging from your previous posts you most likely haven't worked long in any form of customer service, and never will.  What's wrong with most of our youth today is a lack of any type of loyality for long term relationships.  It's so easy to get up and walk away.  Heck, you can even by divorce papers in vending machines now.  When you help to build something you take ownership in it and don't just throw it away.

JFizDaWiz,  It's a good thing you're not in att retention.  Judging from your previous posts you most likely haven't worked long in any form of customer service, and never will.  What's wrong with most of our youth today is a lack of any type of loyality for long term relationships.  It's so easy to get up and walk away.  Heck, you can even by divorce papers in vending machines now.  When you help to build something you take ownership in it and don't just throw it away.

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AT&T like the other carriers is reclaiming the 2G spectrum for use with 3G/4G. If you have an older 2G phone, it will no longer work in your area. If you upgraded your phone to a 3G phone, it will probably still work.

If you are in an area where they were still combining billing systems due to mergers and acquisitions, they may be reconfiguring the network and your SIM card may no longer work after the switchover.

AT&T like the other carriers is reclaiming the 2G spectrum for use with 3G/4G. If you have an older 2G phone, it will no longer work in your area. If you upgraded your phone to a 3G phone, it will probably still work.

If you are in an area where they were still combining billing systems due to mergers and acquisitions, they may be reconfiguring the network and your SIM card may no longer work after the switchover.

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BrianfromNO wrote:
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The plans you are on are going away.  Either get a new plan, or find a different carrier.  It's really that simple.


And that was an easy decision to make.  I had been an AT&T Wireless/Cingular/AT&T Mobility customer for just shy of forever.  Color me gone.

 

 


BrianfromNO wrote:
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The plans you are on are going away.  Either get a new plan, or find a different carrier.  It's really that simple.


And that was an easy decision to make.  I had been an AT&T Wireless/Cingular/AT&T Mobility customer for just shy of forever.  Color me gone.

 

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Another long timer saying goodbye. Family plans near my 1000 minutes, unlimited data would cost 30% more and reduce minutes to 700. Plus losing free incoming texts. All that plus a Palm Pixi Plus worth no more than $50? Sorry, no thanks. You can keep the unlimited data for $5 per line, and perhaps get 7pm nights and a bucket of minutes if you yammer at them long enough. Still costs more for less service.

 

Going to T-Mobile who Friday and Saturday offers me a pair of free 4G HTC Android phones, unlimited data and 700 minutes for $119/mo with a 2 year contract. Can you hear me AT&T?

Another long timer saying goodbye. Family plans near my 1000 minutes, unlimited data would cost 30% more and reduce minutes to 700. Plus losing free incoming texts. All that plus a Palm Pixi Plus worth no more than $50? Sorry, no thanks. You can keep the unlimited data for $5 per line, and perhaps get 7pm nights and a bucket of minutes if you yammer at them long enough. Still costs more for less service.

 

Going to T-Mobile who Friday and Saturday offers me a pair of free 4G HTC Android phones, unlimited data and 700 minutes for $119/mo with a 2 year contract. Can you hear me AT&T?

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JT wrote:

 


BrianfromNO wrote:
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The plans you are on are going away.  Either get a new plan, or find a different carrier.  It's really that simple.


And that was an easy decision to make.  I had been an AT&T Wireless/Cingular/AT&T Mobility customer for just shy of forever.  Color me gone.

 


Yep, that's just too bad, it seems... Hey, if it doesn't work, go to something/someone that does.

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JT wrote:

 


BrianfromNO wrote:
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The plans you are on are going away.  Either get a new plan, or find a different carrier.  It's really that simple.


And that was an easy decision to make.  I had been an AT&T Wireless/Cingular/AT&T Mobility customer for just shy of forever.  Color me gone.

 


Yep, that's just too bad, it seems... Hey, if it doesn't work, go to something/someone that does.

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spdickey1 wrote:

Another long timer saying goodbye. Family plans near my 1000 minutes, unlimited data would cost 30% more and reduce minutes to 700. Plus losing free incoming texts. All that plus a Palm Pixi Plus worth no more than $50? Sorry, no thanks. You can keep the unlimited data for $5 per line, and perhaps get 7pm nights and a bucket of minutes if you yammer at them long enough. Still costs more for less service.

 

Going to T-Mobile who Friday and Saturday offers me a pair of free 4G HTC Android phones, unlimited data and 700 minutes for $119/mo with a 2 year contract. Can you hear me AT&T?


That's too bad that your plan/service is no longer working out to fit your needs. I hope you have a better experience at T-Mobile. But before you receive your new phones, did you take the time to review their coverage maps for your area or surrounding areas? I'm sure T-Mobile's coverage is adequate in your area, but you never know. Coverage is more important than any [lower] cost. Good luck to you!

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spdickey1 wrote:

Another long timer saying goodbye. Family plans near my 1000 minutes, unlimited data would cost 30% more and reduce minutes to 700. Plus losing free incoming texts. All that plus a Palm Pixi Plus worth no more than $50? Sorry, no thanks. You can keep the unlimited data for $5 per line, and perhaps get 7pm nights and a bucket of minutes if you yammer at them long enough. Still costs more for less service.

 

Going to T-Mobile who Friday and Saturday offers me a pair of free 4G HTC Android phones, unlimited data and 700 minutes for $119/mo with a 2 year contract. Can you hear me AT&T?


That's too bad that your plan/service is no longer working out to fit your needs. I hope you have a better experience at T-Mobile. But before you receive your new phones, did you take the time to review their coverage maps for your area or surrounding areas? I'm sure T-Mobile's coverage is adequate in your area, but you never know. Coverage is more important than any [lower] cost. Good luck to you!

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Oh well. There goes 2 more thats leavin. One of them was with ATT for 15 years! Do they really wanna start charging for incoming texts? Wow,thats just wrong. I love ATT. But they sure do nickle&dime u to death.
Oh well. There goes 2 more thats leavin. One of them was with ATT for 15 years! Do they really wanna start charging for incoming texts? Wow,thats just wrong. I love ATT. But they sure do nickle&dime u to death.

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Edited by ckuczek on Feb 9, 2011 at 12:20:31 PM

I have a question.  I purchased a Samsung Solstice 2 in December last year.  Will I still be able to make and receive calls on it after May 15, 2011?  Does this effect me?  My family and I have a newer account, switched from the old AT&T to Cingular and now the current AT&T.  Or is this just effecting people that have older AT&T accounts that have 2G phones?  

I have a question.  I purchased a Samsung Solstice 2 in December last year.  Will I still be able to make and receive calls on it after May 15, 2011?  Does this effect me?  My family and I have a newer account, switched from the old AT&T to Cingular and now the current AT&T.  Or is this just effecting people that have older AT&T accounts that have 2G phones?  

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Since you have already switched from blue to orange, you have no worries.

Since you have already switched from blue to orange, you have no worries.

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Okay.  So this only effects the people that have the much older AT&T plans, the blue plans as they are referred to.

Okay.  So this only effects the people that have the much older AT&T plans, the blue plans as they are referred to.

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I AGREE 110% IF MY SERVICE GETS TURNED OFF MAY 15TH,2011 AFTER 10 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE,  I WILL GLADLY TAKE MY LOYALTY TO A COMPANY WHO CARES ABOUT THERE CUSTOMERS!!! KEEP IN MIND IF YOUR SERVICE IS TURNED OFF BEFORE YOU SWITCH TO ANOTHER COMPANY YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PHONE NUMBER!!!

I AGREE 110% IF MY SERVICE GETS TURNED OFF MAY 15TH,2011 AFTER 10 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE,  I WILL GLADLY TAKE MY LOYALTY TO A COMPANY WHO CARES ABOUT THERE CUSTOMERS!!! KEEP IN MIND IF YOUR SERVICE IS TURNED OFF BEFORE YOU SWITCH TO ANOTHER COMPANY YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PHONE NUMBER!!!

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jag67 wrote:

I AGREE 110% IF MY SERVICE GETS TURNED OFF MAY 15TH,2011 AFTER 10 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE,  I WILL GLADLY TAKE MY LOYALTY TO A COMPANY WHO CARES ABOUT THERE CUSTOMERS!!! KEEP IN MIND IF YOUR SERVICE IS TURNED OFF BEFORE YOU SWITCH TO ANOTHER COMPANY YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PHONE NUMBER!!!


Are you a part of an older "Blue" plan? Because you shouldn't need to worry if you're already on one of the "Orange" plans, as mentioned above...

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jag67 wrote:

I AGREE 110% IF MY SERVICE GETS TURNED OFF MAY 15TH,2011 AFTER 10 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE,  I WILL GLADLY TAKE MY LOYALTY TO A COMPANY WHO CARES ABOUT THERE CUSTOMERS!!! KEEP IN MIND IF YOUR SERVICE IS TURNED OFF BEFORE YOU SWITCH TO ANOTHER COMPANY YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PHONE NUMBER!!!


Are you a part of an older "Blue" plan? Because you shouldn't need to worry if you're already on one of the "Orange" plans, as mentioned above...

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YES I AM PART OF THE OLD BLUE CUSTOMERS, BUT ATT WANTS US TO PAY MORE AND TAKE HALF OUR MINUTES AWAY!!THAT IS TOTAL HS

YES I AM PART OF THE OLD BLUE CUSTOMERS, BUT ATT WANTS US TO PAY MORE AND TAKE HALF OUR MINUTES AWAY!!THAT IS TOTAL HS

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you'll probably have to go the prepaid route (boost/revol/etc) to get that kind of a plan as most carriers have the approx the same type of plans. 

 

AT&T let you have an expired plan for many years, I'd be grateful. At least they are giving yuou a new phgone for free and no contract extention because of this, they're not totalling pulling a fast one on you.

you'll probably have to go the prepaid route (boost/revol/etc) to get that kind of a plan as most carriers have the approx the same type of plans. 

 

AT&T let you have an expired plan for many years, I'd be grateful. At least they are giving yuou a new phgone for free and no contract extention because of this, they're not totalling pulling a fast one on you.

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Edited by spdickey1 on Feb 25, 2011 at 3:41:23 PM

 


 

AT&T let you have an expired plan for many years, I'd be grateful. At least they are giving yuou a new phgone for free and no contract extention because of this, they're not totalling pulling a fast one on you.

 


 

If AT&T was doing the same thing to Orange subscribers that have had plans and feature codes since the merger time and forcing them migrate to just what is available to day for new subscribers, sure you have a leg to stand on. They aren't. You Orange subscribers with old features, old plans, old phones and SIMs can keep what you have without being forced to pay today's rates.

 

When that happens, your argument makes since. Right now we Blue subscribers are being singled out for this unfair forced final solution migration to new plans.

 

Or, perhaps they could give me an older Orange plan and features like many long time Orange customers still have. But so far, with many calls to AT&T, they haven't.

 


 

AT&T let you have an expired plan for many years, I'd be grateful. At least they are giving yuou a new phgone for free and no contract extention because of this, they're not totalling pulling a fast one on you.

 


 

If AT&T was doing the same thing to Orange subscribers that have had plans and feature codes since the merger time and forcing them migrate to just what is available to day for new subscribers, sure you have a leg to stand on. They aren't. You Orange subscribers with old features, old plans, old phones and SIMs can keep what you have without being forced to pay today's rates.

 

When that happens, your argument makes since. Right now we Blue subscribers are being singled out for this unfair forced final solution migration to new plans.

 

Or, perhaps they could give me an older Orange plan and features like many long time Orange customers still have. But so far, with many calls to AT&T, they haven't.

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spdickey1 wrote:

 

If AT&T was doing the same thing to Orange subscribers that have had plans and feature codes since the merger time and forcing them migrate to just what is available to day for new subscribers, sure you have a leg to stand on. They aren't. You Orange subscribers with old features, old plans, old phones and SIMs can keep what you have without being forced to pay today's rates.

 

When that happens, your argument makes since. Right now we Blue subscribers are being singled out for this unfair forced final solution migration to new plans.

 

Or, perhaps they could give me an older Orange plan and features like many long time Orange customers still have. But so far, with many calls to AT&T, they haven't.


Good point. I have a friend who's on a $29.99 plan that hasn't been available since about the same time as Blue subscribers lost the ability to switch plans, 5-6 years. Nobody's telling him to “upgrade” (they did give him a new 310-410 homed SIM to replace his 310-170 homed one at some point without having to switch plans, something they're unwilling to do for us).


spdickey1 wrote:

 

If AT&T was doing the same thing to Orange subscribers that have had plans and feature codes since the merger time and forcing them migrate to just what is available to day for new subscribers, sure you have a leg to stand on. They aren't. You Orange subscribers with old features, old plans, old phones and SIMs can keep what you have without being forced to pay today's rates.

 

When that happens, your argument makes since. Right now we Blue subscribers are being singled out for this unfair forced final solution migration to new plans.

 

Or, perhaps they could give me an older Orange plan and features like many long time Orange customers still have. But so far, with many calls to AT&T, they haven't.


Good point. I have a friend who's on a $29.99 plan that hasn't been available since about the same time as Blue subscribers lost the ability to switch plans, 5-6 years. Nobody's telling him to “upgrade” (they did give him a new 310-410 homed SIM to replace his 310-170 homed one at some point without having to switch plans, something they're unwilling to do for us).

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Edited by doctordawg on Mar 3, 2011 at 8:49:53 AM

I use a Samsung Monte with a blue colored SIM card. Am I screwed?

 

Virgin Mobile has a $25 month unlimited text/email/data/web with 300 mins talk for $25.  Does AT&T have a comparable deal? Id' rather stay where I am, but gotta pay the rent, too.

I use a Samsung Monte with a blue colored SIM card. Am I screwed?

 

Virgin Mobile has a $25 month unlimited text/email/data/web with 300 mins talk for $25.  Does AT&T have a comparable deal? Id' rather stay where I am, but gotta pay the rent, too.

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