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  1. tgp's Avatar
    I have a grandfathered unlimited data plan. Unless I ran the numbers incorrectly, over a two year contract period my old plan is still about $234.00 less expensive than a 2GB mobile share plan. The numbers only begin to flip in the third year, but at that point I would have gotten another subsidized phone starting the process over or looked at whatever new plans are available then.

    Current Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan 4GB Mobile Share Plan 2GB Mobile Share Plan
    New phone $399.00 $849.00 $849.00
    Device Charge/Voice $39.99 $25.00 $25.00
    Monthly Data $30.00 $70.00 $40.00
    Messaging $10.00
    Insurance $6.99 $6.99 $6.99
    Taxes & Fees $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
    Discount -$14.00 -$14.00 -$8.00
    Monthly Total $82.98 $97.99 $73.99
    2 Year Total $2,390.57 $3,200.76 $2,624.76
    3 year total $3,027.34 $3,552.64 $2,688.64
    You can upgrade and keep your unlimited data. Did you see the threads on AndroidCentral about it?
    10-24-2014 02:48 PM
  2. Silence#WP's Avatar
    You can upgrade and keep your unlimited data. Did you see the threads on AndroidCentral about it?
    Thank you, I know I can keep the unlimited data plan. The issue is that if a person is on a plan with a subsidy that person is throwing money away if they don't use the subsidy. Combine that with a lack of suitable AT&T WP flagships - some of us find the 1520 & the HTC One M8 (eventually) unacceptable for various reasons - and you can see the bind that some Lumia 920 owners will find themselves in next month.
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    10-24-2014 03:16 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    Thank you, I know I can keep the unlimited data plan. The issue is that if a person is on a plan with a subsidy that person is throwing money away if they don't use the subsidy. Combine that with a lack of suitable AT&T WP flagships - some of us find the 1520 & the HTC One M8 (eventually) unacceptable for various reasons - and you can see the bind that some Lumia 920 owners will find themselves in next month.
    Ah OK. I thought you were implying that you have to buy outright to keep your unlimited data, adding to the cost. TBH I don't quite understand your train of thought.

    Yes, I definitely agree with you on wasting money if you don't upgrade as soon as you can. If nothing else, a person should get a subsidized iPhone and sell it. This is especially true if you're waiting on a Windows Phone, because they often drop in price rather quickly if you're willing to wait a bit.
    10-24-2014 03:25 PM
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