I also saw the one month minimum required on the new plans and figured the lower prices would compensate for the loss of the full allotment and still prorating the cost. I decided to ask an international rep via chat if the new plans would allow prorating the cost but still getting the full data allotment. To my surprise he said yes and I saved the conversation just in case they try to pull a fast one one me when I use data this summer.
I usually support government regulation, but It is unfortunate that the government over-regulated and killed the AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger
The best explanation of the pricing nutiness in the industry.
Why Sprint and T-Mo will always suck.
The only way to end the pricing insanity is to eliminate contracts and subsidies.
I want Wifi calling on AT&T.
If you text while driving, you're an idiot. End of story.
I am looking to take over a former *Centennial Wireless* Account that was converted to *VERIZON*. Preferably one with a data card, but I won't discriminate if it's a voice plan with a dumbphone/smartphone/whatever. If it's a former Centennial Account and is now a VERIZON account, but still has the Centennial Plan on it, then I AM INTERESTED!
FINALLY reached my 6,000th post on Monday February 28th, 2011 at 2:23 A.M. EST.[/B][/SIZE]
1. All data from that point is treated as if you're getting 6.67MB/day
2. Any usage over 26.7MB/day up until that point, is charged as overage
This is always the way I've assumed it worked. I'd add a larger plan at the beginning of my trip. If my usage was significantly under that, I'd switch to a smaller plan half way through. If my usage exceeded the daily rate of the smaller plan, I'd simply leave the smaller plan on the account for a few days after getting home.
My buddy is going to Europe and he is on sprint. This is WAY better than Sprint lol! Sprint offers 40mb for 40 bucks with $10/mb overage. The only other option is 80mb for 85 bux with the same overage rate.
iPhone 4 on AT&T:
The poster meant to say, of course, $80 for 85 MB.
Does anyone have any updated information on how this new plan works when you need to activate it for a short trip of one week which spans over 2 billing periods? The old pro-rated ability was handy but what happens now if I activate this in the middle of one billing cycle and remove it in the next billing cycle. I don't want to pay for more than 30 days total just because my trip dates happen to span over 2 billing cycles by a couple of days.
BTW, I just used this in Jamaica, and the charge was still prorated.
"Data plans have a minimum 30 day activation so even though you span 2
bill cycles, you will only pay one charge of $30, $60 etc depending on
which plan you pick. You also get an added bonus as the amount of data
provided does not prorate. This means you get the full amount in the
first bill cycle and the full amount in the 2nd bill cycle, all for one
I wonder if this shares amongst the whole plan with the new data share? I'm just going to say probably not, like Verizon.
Also, WTF AT&T? No Russia, Estonia, or Cruise ships? Verizon has all three. It would be nice to have at least a few kbps for pmail on a cruise. Probably couldn't do anything else due to satellite lag.
AT&T will prob offer it before long.