- 11-26-2011, 03:17 PM #1
So, we just ordered a Titan and had to upgrade to a 4G plan.
The thing is, it was through my wife's phone number since mine won't be up for renewal until next year. She doesn't really care about upgrading, so I'm free to use the phone.
Thing is... I still have a 3G plan.
Will that cause any problems? The vast majority of my web browsing is done on WiFi anyway.
11-26-2011, 03:20 PM #2
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I was able to choose the 4G unlimited option on mine. You may want to go by the store or call customer service and have them change you to the unlimited 4G plan (I'm assuming you are grandfathered in on 3G unlimited obviously). If your wife doesn't have a smartphone and doesn't need data at all you should be able to remove the data from her line.
- 11-26-2011, 04:31 PM #4
I'm wondering how that will effect me if I ever wanna use an iPhone again... Although the iPhone plan offers nothing special and they're the same, they still have it as an "iPhone data" plan in the billing system.
11-26-2011, 06:35 PM #6
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- 11-27-2011, 06:34 AM #9
I really hate seeing Sprint (Wimax), T-Mobile and AT&T calling their HSDPA+ 4G data when it's not. It only causes confusion. 4G data is LTE. There aren't any WP7 with LTE yet.
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- 11-27-2011, 10:11 AM #11
- 11-27-2011, 12:41 PM #12
AT&T doesn't really call their technology 4G... they usually say "brings 4G speeds with enhanced backhaul". Being technical, LTE isn't true 4G according to its original definition. LTE Advanced would be.
- 11-27-2011, 04:30 PM #13
I know, we don't set the parameters.
- 11-27-2011, 04:44 PM #14Being described as a 3.9G (beyond 3G but pre-4G) technology the first release LTE does not meet the requirements for 4G—also called IMT Advanced as defined by the International Telecommunication Union—such as peak data rates up to 1 Gbit/s.
If anything, all carriers shouldn't be able to consider their technology 4G.
T-mobile started it and everyone decided to follow suit. In all honesty, it doesn't bother me because I know better.
- 11-27-2011, 05:22 PM #15
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- 11-27-2011, 09:56 PM #19
I think the data plan is just how it shows up in the system I have used iPhones on blackberry data plans and android phones on iPhone data plans so I don't think it really matters what does matter is if you have visual voicemail it has to be provisioned properly for the phone
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- 11-27-2011, 10:13 PM #20
11-27-2011, 10:40 PM #21
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The plans may have different names in the billing system, but technology-wise, they are exactly the same. Having a 3G plan doesn't lock you out of using "4G" or the newly launched LTE network. AT&T has had HSPA+ for a while now, and you got the same exact speeds back before they launched the different naming of the data plans.
Its all just naming and marketing. The tech is all the same.prjkthack
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- 11-27-2011, 11:45 PM #22
Just thought I would post this for all of those who are on an unlimited plan for AT&T. I read it off the XDA forum website.
"Since September of this year, if you have ANY "legacy unlimited data plan," users who exceed 5GB of usage on a regular basis: 1. on the first "offense" exceeding 5GB, will be throttled, but will not be charged any overages, and 2. upon the second offense, will receive a notice (usually via text or email) when they are nearing their 5GB threshold, and should they exceed that threshold, could have their service suspended. Should your service be suspended, "the customer has two options: Cancel their plan with a waived ETF (early termination fee) -OR- resume service on an up-to-date tiered plan which is subject to overage charges."
I have a feeling that within a year this will become even more stringent until almost everyone has adopted the 2 GB plan.
- 11-28-2011, 12:08 AM #23
Normal price is £25 ($38.00) per month, I pay less with a loyalty bonus. (I pay £15)
For the £25 you get 5000 same network minutes, 2000 any network or landline minutes and 5000 texts
This also comes with truly unlimited data. (No caps or fair usage policy or throttling)
It's scary hearing about the US tariffs you mentioned previously palandri, Yikes!
Oh i forgot to mention tethering is allowed too, it's also included.
- 11-28-2011, 12:44 AM #24