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Connor Photography
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Elkton, Maryland, US


Will AT&T grandfather you the unlimited data from 3G to 4G when you trade your iPhone 4 to iPhone 5s?
Sep 25 13 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cosplay Creatives
Posts: 10,714
Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica


Probably not.  I got rid of AT&T and switched over to T-mobile.  No thoughts of ever going back to them.
Sep 25 13 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Compass Rose Studios
Posts: 15,979
Portland, Oregon, US


I only stay with AT&T because I have grandfathered unlimited data.  When they stop that, I stop using AT&T. 

Data usage on phones is only going up, not down.  I won't be nickel and dimed when there's a healthy competitive market. 

Now if we can only bust up Comcast...
Sep 25 13 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Connor Photography wrote:
Will AT&T grandfather you the unlimited data from 3G to 4G when you trade your iPhone 4 to iPhone 5s?

I went from a iPhone 4 to a Samsung Note II and they transferred the unlimited data plan.

Sep 25 13 01:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,153
Portland, Oregon, US


AT&T (and every other service) will do what's best for their business, and they will charge as much as they can for what they provide.  Period.

There are a few things that inhibit AT&T (and every other service) greed:

...  If they are providing a service that people can live without, people will stay
     away.  Probably not the case here.

...  If their competitors can offer the (vital) service for less, people will move
     away.

...  If they can figure out a way to provide the service more efficiently, they
     might pass a portion of that savings on to their customers.

...  There is always the old dodge of confusing bundling.
Sep 25 13 01:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,465
Elkton, Maryland, US


Andialu wrote:

I went from a iPhone 4 to a Samsung Note II and they transferred the unlimited data plan.

You are using AT&T, right?  And from 3G iPhone to Samsung 4G, right?

Sep 25 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Connor Photography
Posts: 6,465
Elkton, Maryland, US


Gryph wrote:
Probably not.  I got rid of AT&T and switched over to T-mobile.  No thoughts of ever going back to them.

How much do you pay for unlimited 4G at T-mobil?  Same as you paid before you switched?

Sep 25 13 02:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Connor Photography wrote:

You are using AT&T, right?  And from 3G iPhone to Samsung 4G, right?

Yes, and yes.

Sep 25 13 02:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cosplay Creatives
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Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica


Connor Photography wrote:

How much do you pay for unlimited 4G at T-mobil?  Same as you paid before you switched?

I didn't get data service when I had AT&T.  I was paying $70 just for unlimited text and talk, no data.  When I switched over, I got unlimited text and talk for $50 with a 500MB data plan at 4G and then it drops down to what I believe would be like dial up speed.  But I don't use much data since I use the phones built in wifi for internet when it is available.  I don't send out picture messages very often, nor do I receive many of them either.

Sep 25 13 02:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,959
Portland, Oregon, US


Connor Photography wrote:
Will AT&T grandfather you the unlimited data from 3G to 4G when you trade your iPhone 4 to iPhone 5s?

The only thing I heard of to lose it was changing plans or if you want to be able to use your phone as a hot spot.

Sep 25 13 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cosplay Creatives
Posts: 10,714
Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica


DougBPhoto wrote:

The only thing I heard of to lose it was changing plans or if you want to be able to use your phone as a hot spot.

Tethering?  If so, I remember they went all up in arms over that.

Sep 25 13 02:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Caradoc
Posts: 19,622
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


DougBPhoto wrote:

The only thing I heard of to lose it was changing plans or if you want to be able to use your phone as a hot spot.

Or moving from 3G to LTE...

Sep 25 13 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,959
Portland, Oregon, US


Gryph wrote:
Tethering?  If so, I remember they went all up in arms over that.

Yeah, but it has evolved somewhat with them being able to serve as a WiFi hot spot and not just a hard wire connection tethering.

They seem to be happy trying to move away from their older technologies.

Sep 25 13 04:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Philip of Dallas
Posts: 782
Dallas, Texas, US


They did for me last year, going from iPhone 1 to 5.
I'd still suggest talking to ATT first to make sure.
Sep 25 13 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cosplay Creatives
Posts: 10,714
Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica


DougBPhoto wrote:

Yeah, but it has evolved somewhat with them being able to serve as a WiFi hot spot and not just a hard wire connection tethering.

They seem to be happy trying to move away from their older technologies.

I have the hotspot feature with my S3 but  I have to pay for that service.

Sep 25 13 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,937
Santa Ana, California, US


I upgraded my 3G to 5G about 5 months ago.
As of then they do grandfather and I am still on the unlimited data plan.

They haven't always grandfathered and I almost switched carriers because about a year ago I asked about staying on unlimited data with AT&T and they said tough-luck, so I had to stay with my 3G longer than I normally would have.
Apparently there was a wave of people switching from AT&T because people had to upgrade their 3G phones - so AT&T relented and now offer grandfathering if you stay on the same plan. But be careful, although you can still upgrade parts of your plan (non-data parts) and still be grandfathered for data, AT&T customer service will try periodically to sell you a plan that will end your grandfathering. So be careful and ask.
Sep 25 13 05:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
Posts: 10,254
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Yes. You move to a 5s on ATT and keep your unlimited data plan. Apple offers this option ny default if you upgrade using the Apple App. Upgrading through the ATT site will drop your unlimited plan by default, but people say you can add it back if you pay attention during your purchase.
Sep 25 13 05:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Connor Photography
Posts: 6,465
Elkton, Maryland, US


So it looks like I will be able to negotiate with AT&T and to grandfather my unlimited data for their 4G service.
Sep 26 13 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Hartman
Posts: 54,080
Buena Park, California, US


I went from 3gs, to the iPhone 4, and now have the iPhone 5 with LTE. I still have unlimited.
Sep 26 13 03:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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