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    Default Opting Out of Unlimited Data

    I've had unlimited data since AT&T offered data. With AT&T's new plans, I can save a bunch of $$, but I'd lose unlimited data.
    My question is: Has anyone ever regretted opting out of there unlimited data????
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    How much data do you use in a month (on average)?

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    Well keep in mind that data usage would keep increasing. But also att throttles after 5gb anyway so if you need unthrottled data and a new plan is much cheaper then switching might be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    How much data do you use in a month (on average)?

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    That's just it....I went back 6 months & the most I've used is 3gb. I don't stream music or vid's but it seems like I'm always on the web.
    I'd be sharing data with 4 others....2 of which are my 19 & 23 y/o dayghters
    It makes sense to drop it. I was just wondering if anyone else has dropped theirs & regretted it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Well keep in mind that data usage would keep increasing. But also att throttles after 5gb anyway so if you need unthrottled data and a new plan is much cheaper then switching might be worth it.

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    Gotcha....I've never even come close to 5gigs. That's why I'm thinking opting out of unlimited is a smart move....
    It's just....I've had it for ever. I'm feeling a little weird dumping it....that's why I wanted to ask it anyone else has and regretted it.....
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    Just remember data usage will keep going up as time goes on. You just have to think if you'll use more.. If you think you'll be fine with a few GB then switch and save the cash. Just be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Just remember data usage will keep going up as time goes on. You just have to think if you'll use more.. If you think you'll be fine with a few GB then switch and save the cash. Just be sure.

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    Right....That's why I'm sitting on the fence, here. Even when I was using my rooted GS3 as a wifi hot spot I didn't impede on the 5gig threshold.
    I could cut my cell bill in half. I guess what I was hoping to read was "NO, I did it.....and regret it"...
    The plan I'm thinking on jumping into is 4 lines sharing 10gigs. My line would be #5. 3 of those lines never even touch 1gig...
    Thanks for the input!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drayk View Post
    Right....That's why I'm sitting on the fence, here. Even when I was using my rooted GS3 as a wifi hot spot I didn't impede on the 5gig threshold.
    I could cut my cell bill in half. I guess what I was hoping to read was "NO, I did it.....and regret it"...
    The plan I'm thinking on jumping into is 4 lines sharing 10gigs. My line would be #5. 3 of those lines never even touch 1gig...
    Thanks for the input!!!!
    What plan are you talking about? If it is the mobile share value plan that att advertises for 10gb and 4 lines for $160,keep in mind that that plan does not include subsidies at that price. Meaning you would have to pay full retail ($650 for iphone) or buy used or whatever. You can still get subsidized pricing ($200 iPhone) but you would have to pay $25/mo more per line that has a subsidized phone.

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    If I ever had to give it up I would be really upset I once burned 10 gigs in a day don't ask how or why but I did

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    If I ever had to give it up I would be really upset I once burned 10 gigs in a day don't ask how or why but I did

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    That ain't to bad . Dpham has used a boat load in a day before lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    That ain't to bad . Dpham has used a boat load in a day before lol.

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    Only about 160gb in a day.

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    Yea you deff need unlimited

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    I gave up unlimited awhile back and honestly I never regretted it. Keeping yourself boxed into an old plan for unlimited that gets throttled after 3gb in my book isn't truly unlimited and not worth it. Most recently I opted for AT&T newest plan I am paying about the same for a 10gb plan with unlimited text and talk that I was for a 3gb plan with limited text and minutes. Plus now I've been able to add my iPad to my media plan and so the 10gb can be shared. I see no point in getting stuck in that old unlimited throttled plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTACORB View Post
    I gave up unlimited awhile back and honestly I never regretted it. Keeping yourself boxed into an old plan for unlimited that gets throttled after 3gb in my book isn't truly unlimited and not worth it. Most recently I opted for AT&T newest plan I am paying about the same for a 10gb plan with unlimited text and talk that I was for a 3gb plan with limited text and minutes. Plus now I've been able to add my iPad to my media plan and so the 10gb can be shared. I see no point in getting stuck in that old unlimited throttled plan.
    4GLTE smartphones are throttled after 5gb

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    I have seen folks say that but my experience back when I was on unlimited sure seem to start slowing down after 3gb. Speed test also indicated that. That was awhile back so maybe now it's 5gb.Thing is today I do not have to worry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTACORB View Post
    I have seen folks say that but my experience back when I was on unlimited sure seem to start slowing down after 3gb. Speed test also indicated that. That was awhile back so maybe now it's 5gb.Thing is today I do not have to worry about that.

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    4g devices are throttled at 3gb,.4GLTE smartphones are throttled at 5gb


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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    What plan are you talking about? If it is the mobile share value plan that att advertises for 10gb and 4 lines for $160,keep in mind that that plan does not include subsidies at that price. Meaning you would have to pay full retail ($650 for iphone) or buy used or whatever. You can still get subsidized pricing ($200 iPhone) but you would have to pay $25/mo more per line that has a subsidized phone.
    That's a really important point dpham has brought up. That little point was left out of the sales pitch when AT&T sold me on this new share plan. So basically, if you do the simple math, it only makes financial sense to pay full price for the phone (in example you mention you save $200 after two years if you pay for phone outright--- am I figuring that out correctly? 25*12=600, plus $200, vs $650 up front. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markersk View Post
    That's a really important point dpham has brought up. That little point was left out of the sales pitch when AT&T sold me on this new share plan. So basically, if you do the simple math, it only makes financial sense to pay full price for the phone (in example you mention you save $200 after two years if you pay for phone outright--- am I figuring that out correctly? 25*12=600, plus $200, vs $650 up front. Interesting.
    If you buy a subsidized phone, for example iPhone for $200, you would then have to pay $600 ($25x24) over 2 years, so you will pay $800 for the iPhone.

    A better option would be to pay $650 full retail or on next.

    Also when comparing your current plan, be sure to take into account subsidies. If you get the latest iPhone or similar every two years then the savings might not be a huge amount like half, once you take all things into consideration.

    If you don't upgrade very frequently or use lower priced phones then this plan makes more sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    If you buy a subsidized phone, for example iPhone for $200, you would then have to pay $600 ($25x24) over 2 years, so you will pay $800 for the iPhone.

    A better option would be to pay $650 full retail or on next.

    Also when comparing your current plan, be sure to take into account subsidies. If you get the latest iPhone or similar every two years then the savings might not be a huge amount like half, once you take all things into consideration.

    If you don't upgrade very frequently or use lower priced phones then this plan makes more sense

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    Yea but what pisses me off is even if you buy outwrite they still dictate what you can and cant do on your phone with boot loaders and such this is why my next phone will be a nexus or developer or google eddition im done being told what I can and cant do with my device oh and btw when the subsadies run out unlike t mobile at&t doesnt stop charging you for the subsadies even thoe the ballence is 0 yet a nother reason to buy off contract un branded by the carrier pop in your sim good to go one time payment and I can root unlock my boot loader abd flash what ever the hell I want and they cant say a word

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Yea but what pisses me off is even if you buy outwrite they still dictate what you can and cant do on your phone with boot loaders and such this is why my next phone will be a nexus or developer or google eddition im done being told what I can and cant do with my device oh and btw when the subsadies run out unlike t mobile at&t doesnt stop charging you for the subsadies even thoe the ballence is 0 yet a nother reason to buy off contract un branded by the carrier pop in your sim good to go one time payment and I can root unlock my boot loader abd flash what ever the hell I want and they cant say a word

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    Not sure what you mean. When you finish with the 2 year contract, your bill will drop by $15-$25 depending on the data tier that you are on. This change is automatic.

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    I can't imagine having true unlimited. I think that's why I'll be married to Sprint for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Not sure what you mean. When you finish with the 2 year contract, your bill will drop by $15-$25 depending on the data tier that you are on. This change is automatic.

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    No mine never did 4 months after it

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    No mine never did 4 months after it

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    Then either you are not on the right plan or there is a problem with your account. Contact att and they should be able to correct it and refund you the 4 months, provided that you are on the right plan.

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    No I since upgraded and I did raise hell but I guess im good unlimted text data two lines one feature phone about 700 mins insurrance on both for $139.75 a month

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Personally, I'd keep it, and make sure I used as much data as possible, just to mess with AT&T really. Sponsored data my foot.
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