Free Data use
I was talking to an At&t customer service Representative (611) not a tech about my data use. I am currently on the 2GB plan. I use wifi at home and work most of the time. I told her that there are plenty of times I won't stream music or watch video while not on wifi. I still use the network plenty, to stream music and download, but sometime I will wait for wifi. She told me At&t wants me to enjoy my phone so turn off the wifi for a month and they will cover any overages for that month. She said she would be surprised if I hit 2gig without unusual downloading. I think the free trial run will be sweet to see where I am at after going kinda crazy for a month.
It may be worth a call to anyone who may be interested in a free trial run.
They can do it even if they say they can't. Tell them you are thinking of going with the 4gig plan but your not sure how much you use cause you are holding back a little. Good luck.
Last edited by Patg88; 04-01-2011 at 07:49 AM.Due to the recent economy, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.
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- Due to the recent economy, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.
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I'd definately get that statement in writing!
Currently I'm in my first 30 days with AT&T and the capped data plan has me freaked out. I used wifi at home only but try to install apps when I'm at home, however going over does worry me a bit.
I could bump up to the tethering plan, but that still sucks. I wish AT&T had unlimited. I'm still on the fence about canceling & going to another carrier.
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- 04-03-2011, 08:34 PM #23
You are wrong, or I am very lucky. Your example was correct, assuming those customers bought used phones that were PREVIOUSLY purchased from ATT. If you bought the phone new, unlocked, paid retail for it, but did NOT buy it from ATT.. Then they did not seem to care to force you into a smartphone data plan. That had been my experience for the last 4 years or so with multiple phones.
Perhaps it is because I also ran custom ROMS and removed all the useless ATT crap.
Either way I am now using a branded HTC Inspire so am "screwed" into a rip off capped data plan for the next two years. Thank goodness for WiFi!
- 04-04-2011, 12:19 AM #24
I work for AT&T, so I know I'm not wrong. The data requirement wasn't enforced until November 09. Before then it didn't matter. It may help that you are running custom roms. My personal guess is some of that pre installed crap is spyware and that's how information is gained. If your worried about not having unlimited data, you can always check out my post and the way to get unlimited.
- 04-04-2011, 03:38 AM #25