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Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Mr. Powers posted:

If my ex is getting off my plan and wanted to stick with ATT, could she get the account setup without a credit check?

Last time I checked no, unless she wants to go to prepaid.

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Mr. Powers
Jun 28, 2005

white and gold.


That's what I figured. She's probably going to switch to ATT or TMO prepaid, then.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009





I'm still on a Nation 450 plan w/unlimited iPhone data plus 200 texts because I get a 23% FAN discount. I'd like to upgrade to unlimited texting until the iPhone 12 comes out, and then I'll probably switch to a modern unlimited plan from AT&T or Verizon.

On my plan, there are 2 options, both $20. Is there any reason I shouldn't get option 2? It literally seems like it's option 1 plus unlimited minutes, and while that doesn't really matter because I rarely use my phone for calling, I might as well get it, right?

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Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at 16:08 on May 20, 2020

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Josh Lyman posted:

I'm still on a Nation 450 plan w/unlimited iPhone data plus 200 texts because I get a 23% FAN discount. I'd like to upgrade to unlimited texting until the iPhone 12 comes out, and then I'll probably switch to a modern unlimited plan from AT&T or Verizon.

On my plan, there are 2 options, both $20. Is there any reason I shouldn't get option 2? It literally seems like it's option 1 plus unlimited minutes, and while that doesn't really matter because I rarely use my phone for calling, I might as well get it, right?

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From what I remember, yeah you want the $20 unlimited text. FYI once you leave they $5 200 text plan they will not let you go back, so itíll be either stay with $20 for text, go to pay PER text, or switch to current unlimited plan like you were saying.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009





Duckman2008 posted:

From what I remember, yeah you want the $20 unlimited text. FYI once you leave they $5 200 text plan they will not let you go back, so itíll be either stay with $20 for text, go to pay PER text, or switch to current unlimited plan like you were saying.
Sorry, do you mean I should choose the "Messaging Unlimited" plan or the "Messaging Unlimited with Mobile to Any Mobile Calling" plan? Or are you simply recommending unlimited texting for $20 in general?

I've always been able to get by with just the $5 plan because almost all my friends use iPhones, but I'm encountering more Androids through coworkers and dating, and I'm already at 176/200 with 13 days left in the month. Overages are 20 cents/text so that $15 difference only equates to 75 texts.

But with that $15 increase, I think my current setup, even with that FAN discount, loses out to modern unlimited plans.

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at 19:52 on May 20, 2020

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Josh Lyman posted:

Sorry, do you mean I should choose the "Messaging Unlimited" plan or the "Messaging Unlimited with Mobile to Any Mobile Calling" plan? Or are you simply recommending unlimited texting for $20 in general?

I've always been able to get by with just the $5 plan because almost all my friends use iPhones, but I'm encountering more Androids through coworkers and dating, and I'm already at 176/200 with 13 days left in the month. Overages are 20 cents/text so that $15 difference only equates to 75 texts.

But with that $15 increase, I think my current setup, even with that FAN discount, loses out to modern unlimited plans.


i don't know ATT that well anymore, but in general i think both is the $20 rate for texting right ?


like, it might be time to switch plans. think it over of course.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009





Duckman2008 posted:

i don't know ATT that well anymore, but in general i think both is the $20 rate for texting right ?
Yeah they're both $20, it's just one explicitly includes unlimited mobile to mobile calling. From what I can tell, this is because they added unlimited calling as a bonus if you added unlimited texting but those who already had unlimited texting had to turn on the bonus.

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like, it might be time to switch plans. think it over of course.
My bill is currently $79.13 including taxes/fees for HD streaming and real unlimited data, which I think is pretty drat good. AT&T's Unlimited Extra is 50GB of "premium" data (aka not slowed down), SD streaming, and 15GB hotspot for $85 plus taxes and fees. Once you add $15 for unlimited texting (vs the $5 I was paying for 200 texts), the Unlimited Extra plan looks better.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




I used to have a 30% FAN but it didnít apply to any of their unlimited plans, just their metered plans. It was so stupid because they donít offer any for a family of 5 lines. Just recently, they made the upgrade from their mid-tier unlimited to their top-tier the same price. Cool.

FunOne
Aug 20, 2000
I am a slimey vat of concentrated stupidity



Fun Shoe

Currently only have 1 line on an ATT "Unlimited & More Plan" listed at 80/mo that ends up being ~83/mo with taxes etc. According to the comparison page, I can switch to an "Unlimited Elite" for $5/mo less and it'll increase data->100gig, hotspot->30gb and limits my "extra" to only HBO (which is what we use it for).

Should I save myself $5/mo or am I missing some big gotcha here?

SimplyCosmic
May 18, 2004

"The destruction of this planet would have no significance on a cosmic scale"


Another "should I switch plans?" question:

Currently on the "Mobile Share Value 45GB" plan for $120/month. I see AT&T has an "Unlimited Elite (SM)" plan for $75 that also includes HBO Max.

For the 2nd plan, it states "After 100GB, we may slow speeds when the network is busy".

So ... Do I lose anything significant by moving over to the cheaper plan that appears to allow more data before throttling versus a straight limit?

CoasterMaster
Aug 13, 2003

The Emperor of the Rides


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FunOne posted:

Currently only have 1 line on an ATT "Unlimited & More Plan" listed at 80/mo that ends up being ~83/mo with taxes etc. According to the comparison page, I can switch to an "Unlimited Elite" for $5/mo less and it'll increase data->100gig, hotspot->30gb and limits my "extra" to only HBO (which is what we use it for).

Should I save myself $5/mo or am I missing some big gotcha here?

I just did this change over last week and it's been fine for me....so if there's some gotcha I haven't found it yet.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Out of nowhere today, my phone gave the message "lost mobile data connection" and I had to go to settings to turn on "roaming" with a notice it may incur significant charges, and now there's an R next to my cell signal strength.

WTF? I didn't even leave the state. Besides which, it's a nationwide plan like pretty much every other cell phone plan in existence. I did have to go back into my office this week, was working from home due to COVID like so many others, and the office is ~40 miles away, but I've literally been here years and never seen it say I had to turn on roaming. And I'm not nearly close enough to the Canadian border to be on one of their towers, so what gives?

Rebooted...went in and out of airplane mode, and still the same thing,

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Are you in a city with protests by any chance?

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Charles posted:

Are you in a city with protests by any chance?

Not so much. There' been a few of them in my state as a whole (VT) and all have been peaceful, and definitely don't think there's one happening right now in the city I'm in.

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Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

DrBouvenstein posted:

Not so much. There' been a few of them in my state as a whole (VT) and all have been peaceful, and definitely don't think there's one happening right now in the city I'm in.

Probably not that then. Cell towers getting slammed

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