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Thread: Legacy UDP price increase to $40 starting in March.

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    Legacy UDP price increase to $40 starting in March.

    Saw in Reddit. Confirmed by internal employees.

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    Bleh, they just upped it $5/month what, just a year ago?

    here's the reddit link the OP was talking about:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ATT/comment...rice_increase/

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknoi View Post
    Bleh, they just upped it $5/month what, just a year ago?

    here's the reddit link the OP was talking about:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ATT/comment...rice_increase/
    Yes sir. That's correct.

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    Slowly turning the screws to grandfathered UDP.

    First remove subsidized phone via removal of contract ($450 subsidy lost over 2 years, per line)
    +$5/month in early 2016 on the UDP
    +$5/month in Q1 2017 on the UDP

    So for my 2 lines, if I were to simply buy 2 new phones out of pocket to retain what I have, that will now be about $1000 more over the course of 2 years, or +$41/month on top of what I was paying when I had a contract subsidized phone and UDP at $30/month. Yeesh.

    Besides the cost upgrades, my grandfathered plan plus grandfathered UDP worked perfectly for my family's needs.

    I'm still in contract until the fall of this year so I'll probably absorb the additional UDP cost increase and then assess my options in the fall when the new iPhone drops and I'm out of contract. But at this point, I have no idea what the best route is.

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    The subsidy did not give you anything. It simply incorporated the balance of the price of the telephone into the monthly cost of service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknoi View Post
    Slowly turning the screws to grandfathered UDP.

    First remove subsidized phone via removal of contract ($450 subsidy lost over 2 years, per line)
    +$5/month in early 2016 on the UDP
    +$5/month in Q1 2017 on the UDP

    So for my 2 lines, if I were to simply buy 2 new phones out of pocket to retain what I have, that will now be about $1000 more over the course of 2 years, or +$41/month on top of what I was paying when I had a contract subsidized phone and UDP at $30/month. Yeesh.

    Besides the cost upgrades, my grandfathered plan plus grandfathered UDP worked perfectly for my family's needs.

    I'm still in contract until the fall of this year so I'll probably absorb the additional UDP cost increase and then assess my options in the fall when the new iPhone drops and I'm out of contract. But at this point, I have no idea what the best route is.
    We are thinking about getting DirectTV. Currently we have an old grandfathered 4 line UDP's. I believe with the DTV bundle total cost will come out cheaper with what we currently have + Comcast.

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    In the meantime, you can watch as much DirecTV NOW as you like on any AT&T smartphone plan...

    I hate this foolishness... it's time to zero rate everything.

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    $40 for 3GB
    $40 for legacy unlimited data.

    My use? I'm not paying what AT&T currently offers..forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknoi View Post
    I'm still in contract until the fall of this year so I'll probably absorb the additional UDP cost increase and then assess my options in the fall when the new iPhone drops and I'm out of contract. But at this point, I have no idea what the best route is.
    But because of this change you can get out of your contract right?
    And NOT pay the rest of your contract on your phone.

    So if you want to leave, if you leave now, you can save 6-8 months of payments on your phone (hidden in your plan) and avoid the extra $5 a month...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryLaPointe View Post
    But because of this change you can get out of your contract right?
    And NOT pay the rest of your contract on your phone.

    So if you want to leave, if you leave now, you can save 6-8 months of payments on your phone (hidden in your plan) and avoid the extra $5 a month...
    No thanks 🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻

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    At&t found a way to donate more customers to T-mobile. I'm not John's fanatic, but he was right when he said that At&t and VZW donated him customers. The legacy UDP was expensive , but now is getting even more expensive than new DTV+4 lines new UDP. 700 min : 60 +9.99+9.99+9.99 +160 = 249.97 , also you need 20 dollars for free SMS. ARPU= 62.49 or 67.49 with free DOMESTIC SMS, the highest APRU possible. I understand some people including me have FAN discounts.

    Anyway, this time At&t goes along without me. I'm not going to install "satellite lightning rod"(I don't watch TV) or sponsor TW purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri View Post
    The subsidy did not give you anything. It simply incorporated the balance of the price of the telephone into the monthly cost of service.
    Yes it did. AT&T has since removed that as an option, effectively causing you to lose out on $450 or so over 2 years, but having to pay full price for a new phone. Your bill didn't go down when they stopped allowing subsidizes phones.

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    All plans went to unlimited voice and messaging with line access fees. Before everybody paid the same prices for service regardless of the source of the telephone. You continued to pay the same prices even after the carrier had recovered its "subsidy."

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    I would be willing to take over a att unlimited plan if someone wanted out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff5093 View Post
    Yes it did. AT&T has since removed that as an option, effectively causing you to lose out on $450 or so over 2 years, but having to pay full price for a new phone. Your bill didn't go down when they stopped allowing subsidizes phones.

    No, but in many cases switching to a Mobile Share plan would make your plan go down (obviously not the unlimited plans). Ours went down more than enough to make up for the non-subsidized phones.

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