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AT&T letting longtime iPhone users return to unlimited plan?

AT&T is letting some longtime iPhone users sign back up for its $30 unlimited data plan after having switched to one of the newer tiered options, according to an Associated Press report. The report claims that AT&T has allowed iPhone subscribers who have had an unlimited data plan in the past—as in, prior to the company’s June 2010 switch to tiered data pricing—to switch back to the plan. It cites Jose Argumedo, of Brentwood, N.Y., as an example; Argumedo and a friend, who are both iPhone 4 users and who owned iPhones prior to the new handsets, were switched back to an unlimited plan after a call to AT&T customer service. AT&T did not confirm the option to return to an unlimited plan, according to the report; Verizon recently announced that it will offer early iPhone purchasers a $30/mo. unlimited data plan, although it did not provide specifics as to how long users will have to sign up.

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Just tried myself with a call to customer support and no luck. I have been with AT&T since iPhone launch, switched to 2GB back in June. I’m in Southern California.

Posted by Jorge on January 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM (CST)


When I got my iPhone 4 about a week after initial release, I was told I could keep my unlimited plan since that was a plan I was already on. The Radio Shack employee (they gave me $200 trade in on my 3GS) stated that any new customer was not being offered the $30 plan, but existing iPhone customers had the option under a grandfather clause. So, this is not really a new policy on AT&T’s part.

Posted by Mitch on January 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM (CST)


@Jorge - Maybe since you opted to one of the limited plans it has cycled you out of those that are “existing” unlimited customers. The AT&T rep should be able to look back in your account and see that you only switched due to the forced changes. Maybe you can get a more sympathetic rep on another call.

Posted by Mitch on January 26, 2011 at 2:43 PM (CST)


Looks like a lot of people are having success with this.

I took a shot to see if I could get tethering added while keeping my grandfathered unlimited data plan.  No luck.  I pointed out that VZ offers this, and with a better tethering option given the WiFi hotspot offering.  But no go, at least not with the representative I spoke to.

If anybody is successful at adding tethering while retaining unlimited data I’ll take another shot.

Posted by Fanfoot on January 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM (CST)


It’s a very Good Schme for iPhone Users.

Posted by iPhone App Development on January 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM (CST)

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