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    Default AT&T Contract from Best Buy VS AT&T Store

    Is there a difference? The G3 is $99 at Best Buy and $199 at AT&T. Does Best Buy offer all the contracts that AT&T store does?
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    no difference, buy the cheaper contract priced one
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    What are the added fees for doing the contract option? $20 - $40 per month?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10pmStalker View Post
    Is there a difference? The G3 is $99 at Best Buy and $199 at AT&T. Does Best Buy offer all the contracts that AT&T store does?
    No not really, one is a retail and the other is a corporate store so they are sometimes going to be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes2019 View Post
    What are the added fees for doing the contract option? $20 - $40 per month?


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    There are no added fees as long as you're on a 2 year contract. $100 a month for unlimited call and text then $15 per smart phone
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    The difference for me was Best Buy could not retain my unlimited plan on AT&T. I originally went to BB because they had the G3 for $100 w/ $100 gc while the AT&T store was $200 and got to keep my unlimited plan. I went to AT&T and ended up getting the LG Tone half off with the G3 promo. I wanted the gc to buy a headset anyway since the G3 didn't come with any.

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    Not sure if applies for the G3 but when I was looking at the S5 I was told I could try it for 14 days with no obligation. I asked what about a restocking fee? He said there was no restocking fee. ATT told me there was a $35 fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10pmStalker View Post
    There are no added fees as long as you're on a 2 year contract. $100 a month for unlimited call and text then $15 per smart phone
    This applies to grandfathered 450 min unlimited data plans??


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes2019 View Post
    This applies to grandfathered 450 min unlimited data plans??


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    No that's on a brand new contract. Mine is about to expire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10pmStalker View Post
    No that's on a brand new contract. Mine is about to expire.

    I'm asking if it applies to the old plans (grandfathered) or the new plans (share).


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    I was able to get a 100 best buy store credit for buying the g3 three weeks or so ago on att next. Best buy offered the same deal as the att store of 199 on contract or next pricing of about 30 a month for 20 months or so. If u take next plan they give u the 100 credit and even let u apply it to taxes on the spot as u have to pay sales tax on whole K price. I wasn't a next plan fan but this a 10gb family plan they charge u 40 a month for a subsidized line or 15 for non subsidized [may be higher can't recall] so the math was better to go with next particularly with the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumpRoast View Post
    The difference for me was Best Buy could not retain my unlimited plan on AT&T. I originally went to BB because they had the G3 for $100 w/ $100 gc while the AT&T store was $200 and got to keep my unlimited plan. I went to AT&T and ended up getting the LG Tone half off with the G3 promo. I wanted the gc to buy a headset anyway since the G3 didn't come with any.

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    Don't know why they told you that. I've been buying phones from Best Buy for quite a while and have always been able to keep my unlimited data. I buy from them, because I always take advantage of their phone freedom promo. I got the G3 for $100 on a 2 year contract and got a $50 gift card that was applied to the purchase, making the G3 only $50 + the tax on the full price of the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Rokkos View Post
    I was able to get a 100 best buy store credit for buying the g3 three weeks or so ago on att next. Best buy offered the same deal as the att store of 199 on contract or next pricing of about 30 a month for 20 months or so. If u take next plan they give u the 100 credit and even let u apply it to taxes on the spot as u have to pay sales tax on whole K price. I wasn't a next plan fan but this a 10gb family plan they charge u 40 a month for a subsidized line or 15 for non subsidized [may be higher can't recall] so the math was better to go with next particularly with the credit.
    My contract is about to expire. If I go in wanting the family plan I would be charged $15 per line since it's a fresh contract correct?
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    I upgraded one of my lines with no changes to my plan for the $99 price. I also received a $50 gift card at purchase for registering for a promo earlier in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10pmStalker View Post
    My contract is about to expire. If I go in wanting the family plan I would be charged $15 per line since it's a fresh contract correct?
    10GB for $100 plan gives you the $15/ line price.

    I switched earlier this year while still on contaract to the new plan. Went from 6gb shared with 3 lines for ~$200 to 10gb shared for $145. It's an awesome deal for some, and 10gb is about 4gb more than i'd even use normally lol

    Lots of info on this is the AT&T forum section here
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaiMento View Post
    Don't know why they told you that. I've been buying phones from Best Buy for quite a while and have always been able to keep my unlimited data. I buy from them, because I always take advantage of their phone freedom promo. I got the G3 for $100 on a 2 year contract and got a $50 gift card that was applied to the purchase, making the G3 only $50 + the tax on the full price of the phone.

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    I wish I knew the answer but the gentleman that helped me was also the manager in that dept and showed me on his pc where he had to choose the data plan. The unlimited option was not available for him to select. He showed me because when he told me it was not available I gave him a BS look.

    Another customer was told the same thing when trying to get an iPhone 5c for her son. ATT was able to give me the phone I want and was able to keep my existing plan so I'm happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe watson1 View Post
    Not sure if applies for the G3 but when I was looking at the S5 I was told I could try it for 14 days with no obligation. I asked what about a restocking fee? He said there was no restocking fee. ATT told me there was a $35 fee.
    Yeah... wonderful AT&T. $35 restocking fee.

    When I bought my M8 unlocked direct from HTC ...there was zero fees of any sort to send back. Imagine, you take an item back to Sears or ****'s Sporting and they charge you $35 to return it. Only the carriers can get away with this brazen hostility to their own customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erwaso View Post
    10GB for $100 plan gives you the $15/ line price.

    I switched earlier this year while still on contaract to the new plan. Went from 6gb shared with 3 lines for ~$200 to 10gb shared for $145. It's an awesome deal for some, and 10gb is about 4gb more than i'd even use normally lol

    Lots of info on this is the AT&T forum section here
    Im seeing some people having to pay $40 per line. Did you subsidize the phones or did you have them already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10pmStalker View Post
    Im seeing some people having to pay $40 per line. Did you subsidize the phones or did you have them already?
    $40/line if on contract.

    I already had the phones and they switched me to the new plan, saving me $25/line. now if i go and buy a new phone full price, nothing changes in my monthly. but if i use NEXT program, i pay the monthly price of the new phone which raises the bill that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumpRoast View Post
    I wish I knew the answer but the gentleman that helped me was also the manager in that dept and showed me on his pc where he had to choose the data plan. The unlimited option was not available for him to select. He showed me because when he told me it was not available I gave him a BS look.

    Another customer was told the same thing when trying to get an iPhone 5c for her son. ATT was able to give me the phone I want and was able to keep my existing plan so I'm happy

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    You need to go back in there and ask for them to change it back or go into an ATT store and tell them best buy changed your plan from unlimited data because they said they had no other option and the ATT store should be able to put you back into it. Because it is a plan no longer offered they will have to submit a case to higher up people like me to put it back but it should be done. Next time you go in there tell them that it is possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp4him3 View Post
    You need to go back in there and ask for them to change it back or go into an ATT store and tell them best buy changed your plan from unlimited data because they said they had no other option and the ATT store should be able to put you back into it. Because it is a plan no longer offered they will have to submit a case to higher up people like me to put it back but it should be done. Next time you go in there tell them that it is possible.
    Oh no...I did not go through with it at Best Buy. When he showed me that the option for unlimited was not available, I thanked him for his time and left and drove to the AT&T store where they had no problems retaining my unlimited data. I apologize if I was clear in my previous post

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumpRoast View Post
    Oh no...I did not go through with it at Best Buy. When he showed me that the option for unlimited was not available, I thanked him for his time and left and drove to the AT&T store where they had no problems retaining my unlimited data. I apologize if I was clear in my previous post

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    No problem, I am glad they helped you out because once you leave the grandfathered plans it is hard to get them back. Just looking out for you.
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