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    Well, our anniversary isn't until this November. Not sure I can hold out that long though. I keep telling her that Apple is going to come out with the iPhone 5s soon and we should wait.

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    Well I didn't go - after comparing the rates - the T-Mobile plan for unlimited is $120/mth for 2 phones - only $10 less than we pay AT&T. Then add on $40/mth for the 2 phones which we can get for free by extending our service another 2 years at AT&T (from the 10yrs we've already been with them) makes T-Mobile $30/mth more than AT&T. Doesn't make a lot of sense either unless I'm really going to start using FaceTime, tethering &/or texts. And it looks like you only get 500MB of tethering with the T-Mobile unlimited plan.

    My personal opinion, there is no treason in the world all these providers need $100+ per month for 2 phones. They're all a big gigantic ripoff.

    Am trying to hold out for next phone also - my 3GS phones are still working quite beautifully.
    Would really like a better camera in mine though.

    Am thinking it might be a lot cheaper to go with 2 dumb phones and get 1 iPad mini with cellular for $30/mth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Am thinking it might be a lot cheaper to go with 2 dumb phones and get 1 iPad mini with cellular for $30/mth.
    That is exactly what we are doing when my iPhone 4 contract comes up this summer. We have two Moto RAZR V3's that work extremely well as phones - go figure. Neither my wife nor I use our phones as a music box, a TV or use any mobile social media type stuff. An iPad Mini with WiFi to share for checking emails, weather, track packages, etc... (for me at work during the day, and her at night when she's at class) is all we really need. We can pull a monthly cellular fee if we go on the road or visit relatives.
    We felt so relieved when we cut combined cable TV + internet back from $180 to $90 a month - $1000 saved a year. We are giddy to cut cellular in half as well and save about the same amount per year. It's like a $2000 a year raise after taxes! We hope to sell the two old iPhones for enough to buy a refurbished Mini WiFi + Cellular this summer; so no money out for a new device.
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    I personally would go with Sprint. I never owned an iPhone (Android user, would love an iPhone though) and when I had a contract with Sprint, I could do as much downloading, Hotspot, and surfing as I wanted to on cellular data, and way cheaper than Verizon (although I do like Verizon's variety of phones!)

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    I haven't checked Sprint's pricing lately but the last time I did, I was not impressed. And having been a previous Sprint customer some years ago, I'm apprehensive about doing any business with them because of their poor customer support.

    None of the carriers are perfect; and that goes for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, as well as Sprint. But at least we have more competition in the US for the iPhone than before when only AT&T had it.

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    Sprint's minimum plan for 2 smartphones is $30/mth more than my current unlimited plan with AT&T or either AT&T or Verizon's current plans. It is umlimited data while tethering is a separate add-on with their plan while it's included in the other two.
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    Wow ...... Just when I had resigned myself to the fact that I would either have to give up on the idea of using FaceTime over cellular or give up my grandfathered unlimited data plan, AT&T decided to change their policy. My brother sent me an e-mail on Monday, May 20th about AT&T extending FaceTime over cellular to ALL its customers including those with a grandfathered unlimited data plan. Those with the unlimited data plan would be able to access FaceTIme over cellular by the end of June. Well yesterday (May 21st), on a whim, I decided to access FaceTime over cellular and it WORKED!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria255 View Post
    I doubt they are going to do anything for me .... but I suppose I can give it a try. But switching to Verizon the next time I update my iPhone is starting to look better and better. It
    Before switching, try to find out the average LTE speeds of the different carriers in your area. You can install an app on your iPhone called "Speedtest", and so can your friends who have other carriers (and there's probably an Android version, too). Some carriers are faster than others.

    Also, at least in my area (San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles, CA), in spots where LTE isn't available, AT&T's HSPA+ network kicks in, which provides "LTE-like" speeds in many cases, and this HSPA+ is better than the other carriers in my area. This hasn't been much of an issue since about February here, since AT&T has greatly expanded LTE coverage since then, but it may be an issue where you live.
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    AT&T came through, I am now able to do FaceTime over cellular even with my grandfathered in unlimited data plan. Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria255 View Post
    AT&T came through, I am now able to do FaceTime over cellular even with my grandfathered in unlimited data plan. Yay!
    Maybe we need to change the title of this thread to..."No longer disappointed with AT&T!"

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    Bobtomay, my good old 3GS also keeps on working and working great. The camera sure is not a 4s or 5's but it's useable and better than my old 3g was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Maybe we need to change the title of this thread to..."No longer disappointed with AT&T!"

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    LOL! How true! I don't plan on using the FaceTime over Cellular all that much because most places where I go have Wi-Fi. But there are obviously some that don't. For example I do not have W-Fi in my office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Maybe we need to change the title of this thread to..."No longer disappointed with AT&T!"

    - Nick
    Not until they allow us to tether with our unlimited plans.
    They let you tether with a 2GB plan, but not an unlimited plan.
    Reckon that makes sense to them, but not to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Not until they allow us to tether with our unlimited plans.
    They let you tether with a 2GB plan, but not an unlimited plan.
    Reckon that makes sense to them, but not to me.
    I never had an unlimited data plan (only been an AT&T customer since August 2010), but the 2GB tethering plan is very nice! My monthly price for it is grand-fathered to $20/month, but if I ever turn it off and then back on again, it goes up to $25. I see no reason to do that, since I use tethering with my iPad Mini (wifi) on a regular basis, and occasionally with my MacBook Pro (Starbucks' free wifi can be excruciatingly slow sometimes). Only once have I gone over the 4GB total limit, and it was an extra $10 for that portion of an extra GB.

    I have 450 minutes/month (I hardly ever use my iPhone as an actual "phone" - current rollover total is 3,920 minutes), 200 texts/month (I use maybe 40), 2GB data, and 2GB tethering, all for about $97 a month. I think that's a pretty decent price.
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    After studying the plans on AT&T's website yesterday and thinking I might be able to reduce my bill with their new plans, went and visited the AT&T store and considering it may be time to upgrade both of our 3GSs.

    OK, I admit it, I was wrong.

    On the new plan, I would give up unlimited data on each of 2 phones to get 4GB to share between them.
    For that privilege, I would pay an additional $240 a year (and we won't even talk about the additional multitude of taxes on that).
    I would get unlimited texting, for which I currently pay $20-$30 per year paying per each individual text that comes in and out.
    And mobile hotspot... I think the number of times I wished I could tether my computer, iPad, etc. while traveling and no wifi in our hotel/b&b/etc over the last half dozen years has been, uhm, I dunno, maybe once or twice.
    So, I think not.

    Fry's currently has AT&T iPhones advertised at $75 less than AT&T's price - $124 instead of $199, etc.
    Asked if I bought 2 of them there instead of driving over to Fry's, would they match Fry's price for their own phones.
    Was told they only match - get this - at&t dot com prices.
    At this point I could only start laughing while the customers around me turned to look.

    Had to ask to make sure:

    "I am in an AT&T store right? And, what you're telling me is that you will match AT&T prices? So, the real answer is "No, we do not match prices."?"

    Needless to say, the response to that question had the bystanders laughing now.
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