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post #1936 of 3211
To be clear, I have a 6, not a 6s - was just asking if they improved the glass from the 6 to the 6s, as the 6 seems to be a major downgrade in scratch resistance from the 5.
post #1937 of 3211
Oh whoops, misread your post.

Yes, they improved the glass on the 6s. I had a 6 and also had a shit ton of hairline scratches after a year.

Can't comment on the 6s really because I have a glass screen protector on it.
post #1938 of 3211

My wife and I are grandfathered in with an ATT unlimited data plan. We only use about 3 G/per month, but not sure if we should stick or drop down and save a few bucks. I'm generally happy with use for 2 years, sell, get new one.

 

Any thoughts?

 

lefty

post #1939 of 3211
I had a similar dilemma with my 4s. Unlimited data only used 3-5 gbs. And then I got the 6 plus, bigger screen, faster internet (LTE) and began using 8-10 a month. Big enough of a screen that I watch all my tv shows at the gym on my phone. Glad I didn't give up the data plan. Was worth the surcharge I paid for the 6 plus unlocked ($550 phone)
post #1940 of 3211
Doesn't AT&T slow down the data if you use more than 3-5GB/month?
post #1941 of 3211
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

My wife and I are grandfathered in with an ATT unlimited data plan. We only use about 3 G/per month, but not sure if we should stick or drop down and save a few bucks. I'm generally happy with use for 2 years, sell, get new one.

Any thoughts?

lefty

how about the bestbuy trick ? i did that to get subsidized 6 on vzw unlimited plan
post #1942 of 3211
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Doesn't AT&T slow down the data if you use more than 3-5GB/month?

Only if you are on congested towers. Off peak or near less dense towers, they don't do it (for a while it used to be automatic...but it is all congestion-aware now).

Also, the slowdown over 5GB still gives you functional speeds...probably can't stream HD video, but can definitely browse/email/map/stream music.

However, with the new family plan pricing, it might be cheaper to not be on unlimited if you don't use a lot of data.
post #1943 of 3211
Got my Apple TV order in today. Hopefully it will deliver next week as expected.
post #1944 of 3211
Is that the new one?
post #1945 of 3211
Yeah
post #1946 of 3211
Quote:
Originally Posted by lefty View Post
 

My wife and I are grandfathered in with an ATT unlimited data plan. We only use about 3 G/per month, but not sure if we should stick or drop down and save a few bucks. I'm generally happy with use for 2 years, sell, get new one.

 

Any thoughts?

 

lefty

 

That shit is expensive.  I was grandfathered with AT&T's unlimited voice/text/data and it cost me damn near $150/month after taxes for a single line.  Gave them the finger, switched over to tmobile with the same plan for $75 which worked out to about $110 after taxes and a brand new phone.  

post #1947 of 3211

We're at that for two lines. I know people who dropped the unlimited and regret it.

 

But taking a quick look at apple it doesn't seem they're offering subsidised 6S phones. So I now have to pay full price and then go to my provider? But ATT will probably keep charging the hidden phone cost in my service contract.

 

Fuck.

 

lefty 

post #1948 of 3211
take a look a your data usage. If you never go over the 4gb limit than I would switch from the unlimited plan and save some coin

I'm at $100 with Verizon unlimited and it's been totally worth keeping the unlimited plan but I keep phone for 3 years instead of upgrading every 2
post #1949 of 3211
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

We're at that for two lines. I know people who dropped the unlimited and regret it.

But taking a quick look at apple it doesn't seem they're offering subsidised 6S phones. So I now have to pay full price and then go to my provider? But ATT will probably keep charging the hidden phone cost in my service contract.

Fuck.

lefty 

Yes. Your plan was built around the idea that your phone was subsidized and that you would get a new one whenever the contract was up (and if you didn't...you were paying for a subsidy you weren't receiving).

The new shared data plans started offering a $15 or $25 (depending on data size) discount per month once your contract was up...and thus the price varies depening on if you are on a contract or on one of the newfangled plans where they literally just divide the price of the phone by 24 months instead of charging you $100-200 and then just folding the rest into your bill.

Some people save money on this system...others pay more. If you have more than 2 phones, I think you can really benefit from economies of scale on a larger data plan...but for 2 users who don't use enough data to get into the $25 discount range...you kind of get fucked.
post #1950 of 3211

The other issue is that the grandfathered AT&T plans have slower data rates than the current plans.  I vaguely recall getting a letter in 2013 that detailed the change

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