AT&T Grandfathers Unlimited Data for iPhone 4S

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Existing AT&T customers with unlimited data plans on their current iPhones will be happy to note that they can keep their data plan when placing pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 4S today. TMO has confirmed that this option is not available, however, for new customers.

AT&T Grandfathers Unlimited Data for iPhone 4S
Customers with existing unlimited AT&T data plans can keep them when upgrading to iPhone 4S

When going through the order process at Apple’s Online store, customers are presented with either 3 or 4 options depending on the status of their current account, if any. New customers or, really, anyone that doesn’t already maintain an unlimited data account can choose from one of three options:

  • 200MB for US$15/month (with additional data costing the same $15 for another 200MB in the same month)
  • 2GB for $25/month (with additional data costing $10 for each extra gigabyte of data or portion thereof)
  • 4GB for US$45/month, which includes AT&T’s Mobile Hotspot feature, allowing wireless tethering via your phone (additional data here costs the same $10/GB).

Customers with existing accounts containing unlimited data plans are given four options when upgrading to iPhone 4S, the first three matching the three above with the additional option being unlimited data for US$30/month. Note that unlimited data does not permit tethering, so users wanting to tether — in this case that means turning your iPhone into a wireless hotspot for your laptop or iPad — will have to go for the 4GB, $45/month option for the ability to do that.

Comments

Lee Dronick

I am going to into the AT&T Store and talk to them about my options for the family plan.

Jack

Where’s the grandfathered 1,500 text messaging plan option for existing customers?

rnwjr

I agree with Jack “Where?s the grandfathered 1,500 text messaging plan option for existing customers?”  I didn’t even see an option for text and I and on the unlimited family text with free mobile to mobile which ceased to exist in September of 2011..  I hope I didn’t loose it!

slouch

I’m wondering why those of us with unlimited data aren’t allowed to tether. Seems screwy that you would have to downgrade your account to take advantage of this feature.

Rocky Edwards

ATT SUCKS BOTTOM LINE WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THEY EVEN SELL AN IPHONE TO NEW CUSTOMERS WITHOUT OFFERING AN UNLIMITED DATA PLAN OR AT LEAST GIVE YOU 150 GIGS FOR 30 A MONTH INSTEAD OF 2 GIGS YOU SPEND ALL THAT MONEY FOR A PHONE AND CANT EVEN ENJOY IT

Lee Dronick

Where are you located, and what is your phone number, email address, and the street address of your business?

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