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I got myself a smartphone (iPhone 3GS for $20 from AT&T) last month and my wife really liked it, and threatened to steal mine, so I figured I would suprise her with one also.

I get the iPhone in the cart and go to add the data (was going to get the 200mb plan, she will not use much data) and saw this for a choice:


Unlimited data is avaialble! I have never had any data plan ever on any phone (I have the 2 gig plan on my phone now). so for anly $7 more a month (I get a 24% discount for my work) she now has unlimited!
I called AT&T to ask if I could have it on my phone also, and of course the tech said it is not available, only previous customers can keep it, not new data accounts.
I did not want to push my luck and have it taken off her plan, so I let it be.

I may have to swap numbers with my wife now though.

I checked the 3rd line I have on my plan, and it is also available for it (but only with the iPhone, I tried to do it with other phones and it was not showing me any data options and giving me full price for the phone, even though it is available for upgrade and shows if for the iPhone's).
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yes I noticed this yesterday too. I was looking at an Atrix in the states and I had the option for a unlimited plan. 27% off through work. I wonder if its only available through work plans.
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Not sure. It is NOT an option to add for my line, and the rep said they were not available at all, so who knows.
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its not "unlimited"
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Only available in business plans, think it also raises the price of the phone though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ubeermench View Post
Its not "unlimited"
care to explain?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Only available in business plans, think it also raises the price of the phone though.
I got the 3GS refurb for $19.99, so no extra cost.
Edited by blupupher - 2/25/11 at 2:08pm
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No phone price is the same 199 for Atrix. How is it not unlimited? I have a blackberry under unlimited and its really unlimited.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
care to explain?
There is probably something stated in the "Fair usage" policy that restricts it to a certain amount, but that'll be a crazy about like 2GB a day or something silly, same with ISP's in most cases, not really worth worrying about, but worth reading up on.
    
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Holy **** those canadian and international data prices. $15.36 a megabyte.
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It only works if you’ve been an AT&T customer since before June 2010
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