AT&T plans to raise the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans
posted by Michael H. / Nov 30, 2015, 5:44 PM
Reports came out a bit early, but AT&T has confirmed that it will be hiking the price of grandfathered unlimited plans by $5, so they will now cost $35. That's still a pretty great deal though, because right now you would only get 2GB of data for $30. AT&T tried to minimize the move in the press release, saying that it will be the first rate increase in 7 years for unlimited data customers.
The rate increase will go into effect in February 2016, but the company didn't say exactly what day in February it would be. And, of course even the grandfathered "unlimited" plan does have a limit on it, which is that after 22GB of usage users do get throttled, but that's an unfortunate norm for wireless plans.
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this is bullcrap
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 6:25 PM 1
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Your still getting a heck of a deal, prices go up all the time on stuff. I wish I had unlimited I would be happy to pay 5 bucks more.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 6:39 PM 2
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tough s**t. People are lucky that ATT even decided to grandfather them. prices of everything go up all the time.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 9:17 PM 0
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Had a feeling (before clicking the article), this was an increase of $20 or so, as the other carriers have done. While I don't mind the $5 bump, if gets raised again in the next few years, I want no throttling (even after as much as a terrabyte) as well as full-speed hotspot included. On an unrelated note, I see that PhoneArena quickly pulled the article from early this morning on how to download YouTube videos on iOS. Guess PA doesn't want to have to hire shyster lawyers because of Apple's and Google's shyster lawyers.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 8:23 PM 0
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AT least T-Mo and Sprint haven't raised their prices for the grandfathered unlimited plans, even though they both have raised it for new subscribers ($80 for Sprint and $95 for T-Mo for single lines). I just hope they don't follow suit.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 8:42 PM 1
I always said if AT&T takes away my unlimited data or make it bothersome to keep it (like the way Verizon made you buy the phone by not allowing you to subsidize on unlimited plans) I will switch to Verizon as it has better converge in the rural areas around here. This is a kick in that direction. You will loose a customer from before AT&T owned Cingular. They lose my wife and soon to be customers - my kids.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 8:50 PM 0
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That would make absolutely no sense. Even if they went up $20, you're not going to get unlimited data if you move to Verizon, let alone for whatever the new unlimited AT&T price will be.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 10:45 PM 1
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