Transferring Grandfathered Data Plan to New Device

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Transferring Grandfathered Data Plan to New Device

I have an iPhone 3G with a grandfathered unlimited data plan.  I was thinking about getting a new phone and keeping the same plan as is.  I checked my wireless account and it shows "Data Unlimited for iPhone."  I know a phone ugrade through AT&T would require a new data plan along with a 2-year contract, so I'm avoiding that since my contract is over.  My question is, if I were to purchase an unlocked gsm smartphone elsewhere, can I just remove the sim card from my iPhone and pop it into the new phone?  Would this work?  Would this allow me to keep my same plan and everything else?  I just wanted to verify before purchasing a new phone.  Thanks in advance.

 

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ICUairguy wrote:

I am also wanting to upgrade from a BB Bold 9000, unlimited plan, to a Galaxy S II, talked to a rep on 611 and she said yes you keep your unlimited data, after she talked to supervisor.  She said just order online and it will be taken care of.  I went through the motions online, only had 3 plans to pick from.  Called 611 they said no your unlimited data plan is not grandfathered.  Another 611 rep said yes your plan is grandfathered and told me to call an 866 number and they would walk me through it.  No problem.  I chat with the lady at the 866 number and she said nope not eligable only if I get another BB...  Are you kidding me?!?!

I dont want another BB!


You're getting conflicting responses back and fourth from CSR to mgrs.  Call again speak with a mgr who will actually process the upgrade with you on the phone (if you already have the phone picked out,etc. )   Either you cant transfer the unlimited to "another smartphone" when ATT says you can or someone is providing misinformation to you.

 

Just call back, speak with a mgr who knows that it can be done, have them process it right then and there if you are ready, so that its finally settled.  If the system at that time flags that it cant be done, then just see what they say they could or cant do.   But i think as long as its another smart device, you can keep your unlimited.

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I currently have the Iphone 3GS and it is definitely time to upgrade I have the unlimited data plan for Iphone...I just tried to pre order the IPHONE 4S and it is requiring me and my brother to change our unlimited data plan to one of the other ones....What's up with that????!!!??? i thought I was "grandfather"ed in"????

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i was told that you are grandafthered in. if anyone has clarification on this please respond. I have a family plan with 2 iphone 3gs and we just preordered 2 iphone 4s and i was told that we would be grandfathered in but there just seems to be so much confusion around the topic. I am gonna be pretty mad if i have to change my data plan.

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I'm just double checking on this...I had an Unlimited Media Net plan on my dumbphone $10/mo,  and 2 days ago, purchased my first Smartphone at Best Buy. They removed my dumbphone Unlimited Media Net Plan and added the 2 GB $25/mo data plan, as I wanted. 

 

MY question is, COULD I possibly have KEPT my Unlimted Media Net plan (grandfathered) or is this an entirely different situation? I've had someone tell me that I could have kept it but somehow, I wouldn't think so. I don't believe Unlimited Meda Net plans for Dumbphones would be grandfathered to a new Smartphone, even though I would be paying $30/mo instead of the $10. I hope this made sense to you. I just need to confirm. I need to know if I need to make any phonecalls to CC.

 

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Dcookie wrote:

I'm just double checking on this...I had an Unlimited Media Net plan on my dumbphone $10/mo,  and 2 days ago, purchased my first Smartphone at Best Buy. They removed my dumbphone Unlimited Media Net Plan and added the 2 GB $25/mo data plan, as I wanted. 

 

MY question is, COULD I possibly have KEPT my Unlimted Media Net plan (grandfathered) or is this an entirely different situation? I've had someone tell me that I could have kept it but somehow, I wouldn't think so. I don't believe Unlimited Meda Net plans for Dumbphones would be grandfathered to a new Smartphone, even though I would be paying $30/mo instead of the $10. I hope this made sense to you. I just need to confirm. I need to know if I need to make any phonecalls to CC.

 

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No - unlimited Media net is not a smartphone plan. These are two different beasts.

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wingrider01 wrote:

Dcookie wrote:

I'm just double checking on this...I had an Unlimited Media Net plan on my dumbphone $10/mo,  and 2 days ago, purchased my first Smartphone at Best Buy. They removed my dumbphone Unlimited Media Net Plan and added the 2 GB $25/mo data plan, as I wanted. 

 

MY question is, COULD I possibly have KEPT my Unlimted Media Net plan (grandfathered) or is this an entirely different situation? I've had someone tell me that I could have kept it but somehow, I wouldn't think so. I don't believe Unlimited Meda Net plans for Dumbphones would be grandfathered to a new Smartphone, even though I would be paying $30/mo instead of the $10. I hope this made sense to you. I just need to confirm. I need to know if I need to make any phonecalls to CC.

 

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No - unlimited Media net is not a smartphone plan. These are two different beasts.


Yea, I figured that. Just needed to make sure. But, another thing is, if they're two different beasts, how can some people get away using  the dumbphone data plan on a smartphone, until they get caught that is? It seems like it data is data, correct?

 




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     we live & learn~

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Dcookie wrote:

wingrider01 wrote:

Dcookie wrote:

I'm just double checking on this...I had an Unlimited Media Net plan on my dumbphone $10/mo,  and 2 days ago, purchased my first Smartphone at Best Buy. They removed my dumbphone Unlimited Media Net Plan and added the 2 GB $25/mo data plan, as I wanted. 

 

MY question is, COULD I possibly have KEPT my Unlimted Media Net plan (grandfathered) or is this an entirely different situation? I've had someone tell me that I could have kept it but somehow, I wouldn't think so. I don't believe Unlimited Meda Net plans for Dumbphones would be grandfathered to a new Smartphone, even though I would be paying $30/mo instead of the $10. I hope this made sense to you. I just need to confirm. I need to know if I need to make any phonecalls to CC.

 

Thanks



No - unlimited Media net is not a smartphone plan. These are two different beasts.


Yea, I figured that. Just needed to make sure. But, another thing is, if they're two different beasts, how can some people get away using  the dumbphone data plan on a smartphone, until they get caught that is? It seems like it data is data, correct?



Sometimes, it depends on how access is configured, haven;t used medianet in about 10 years but if I recall correctly you are not using s full service browser like Safari, Opera or IE mobile, but a restricted one. Where on a smartphone you ar using a full service browser. Restrictions are higher on a medianet data plan then a smartphone data plan

 

There used to be a loophole back when data plans where not mandatory for smartphones that a media net pan could be attached to a smartphone, the carrier has since closed that loophole but there are still older smartphones out there that still have a medianet plan attached, by attrition they will die out when the user comes in out of the cold to upgrade

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