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They are getting rid of unlimited data, if you change your plan or get a new phone once they get rid of it then you lose the unlimited part of your plan, everyone who has it will be grandfathered in but once you make any changes to your plan or service you lose it.
not so true. in order to change your service like you are saying, you have to change your main line, if you have a fmaily plan, like i do, i can change/buy any new phone on any of my other 4 lines and dont have to change my service. But i have 2 lines that have about 14 more months on them and im gonna let them die off. stupid newegg ordering new phones on a new line when i asked for upgrades on my old lines screwed me hardcore.
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post #32 of 100
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not so true. in order to change your service like you are saying, you have to change your main line, if you have a fmaily plan, like i do, i can change/buy any new phone on any of my other 4 lines and dont have to change my service. But i have 2 lines that have about 14 more months on them and im gonna let them die off. stupid newegg ordering new phones on a new line when i asked for upgrades on my old lines screwed me hardcore.
You can change your minutes and plan without changing your number.

You re-enter a contract if you do, which is where they can remove your grandfathered services.
    
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You can change your minutes and plan without changing your number.

You re-enter a contract if you do, which is where they can remove your grandfathered services.
Let me say it a different way as i think it came across wrong. IF i was to buy a new phone today on my wifes line, it could change the data plan(on her line only, not any of my other 4 lines) from the true unlimited to there capped unlimited. in that case you are right. but it only effects that line of service, not any others.
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Sorry, not in on the smart phone thing yet, wouldn't you use up a lot of data really fast w/ your phone as a mobile hotspot? AT&T has very restrictive data plans and I have a hard time understanding how anyone could even use it as a mobile hotspot for much other than email.

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Sorry, not in on the smart phone thing yet, wouldn't you use up a lot of data really fast w/ your phone as a mobile hotspot? AT&T has very restrictive data plans and I have a hard time understanding how anyone could even use it as a mobile hotspot for much other than email.

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even web surfing i bearly break 100mb a month. if i teather or watch youtube alot i can go over 10gb easy.
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IMO, just don't use too much bandwidth when tethering. Yes you may be watching a movie, streaming it. But no need to have them stare down at you.
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post #37 of 100
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So glad I'm gonna get an Android phone over an iPhone.
If your on AT&T. Your next. If they are going after MyWi Im sure android is next.
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If your on AT&T. Your next. If they are going after MyWi Im sure android is next.
you do understand, you can teather using mywi and refuse there $45 charge. Unless you post a video of yourself teathering while using mywi, they cant make you pay anything.
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If your on AT&T. Your next. If they are going after MyWi Im sure android is next.
So they're going for something like Barnacle Tether, PDANet, and the like? They'll find it hard to access all those tethering apps, especially when most or all are doing good business in the Marketplace.

Then there's the issue of rooted phones and those that use custom ROM's, like AOSP and homebrewed builds without any trace of AT&T apps.
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Doesn't affect me, I don't tether and don't intend to ever tether...but I have never understood my the jackoff cellular companies think they should be able to charge for tethering. I can have 800 devices attached to my wireless router if I want...what's the difference? Especially now that everyone has data caps...if I tether, I'm more likely to go over my 2GB allotment and owe them an overage fee. That should be something they like that doesn't also tick off their customer base at the exact same time.
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