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Posted: 07/12/21 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AT&T must be feeling some pressure from T-Mobile. Unlimited, un-throttled, data on their top wireless plan at no increase in price.

AT&T Unlimited Wireless Plan just got better.

* This post was edited 07/12/21 09:18pm by lryrob9301 *


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Posted: 07/12/21 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time will tell if it is another lie from AT&T. I have two AT&T account services now for many years locked in to grandfathered earlier good deals but they have also cheated me out of hundreds of dollars in the past using conflicting confusing messages and instructions from different AT&T sources such as their stores, over the phone and internet chat, etc. Their top management loves to waste billions of dollars on failed takeovers and pass cost on to consumer. I will eventually dump them.

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Posted: 07/12/21 10:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Occasionally I've hit the 100 gig throttling and it was really slow. I guess I can stream more movies now! I'll have to test it out. [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/13/21 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AT&T is still honoring my $20/mo unlimited data Connected Car Plan with the SIM in a Netgear hotspot instead of the original Mobley device. I don't expect it to last forever, but I'll take it while it does...


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Posted: 07/13/21 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dutch_12078 wrote:

AT&T is still honoring my $20/mo unlimited data Connected Car Plan with the SIM in a Netgear hotspot instead of the original Mobley device. I don't expect it to last forever, but I'll take it while it does...


Me, too!

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I keep an AT&T mobile account as backup smartphone. Though it doesn't compare to Verizon Visible service which is also unlimited 4G/5G data, including unlimited one device hotspot limited to 5Mbps for $25. month (on Party Pay). AT&T still has a way to go to compete with Visible.

One recent development I've seen is that 5G mobile is beginning to live up to its claims. That is if you are relatively close to 5G towers, mine about a mile away. The last speed test check on my T-Mobile unlimited 5G/4G home internet:

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Finally competing with existing cable operators as many are basically monopolies in my area.

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Posted: 07/13/21 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sure, in Arlington VA next to the nations capitol your going to have blazing speeds to impress the politicians. Try it in Podunk Iowa and see what your 5G speeds are, if you can even get a signal.

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I got all excited until I clicked on the link and learned that hotspot data is limited to 40gb per month. Per the article, unlimited hotspot data is a pipe dream.


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I have a now Consumer Cellular under AT&T but can't recall all the different names it has been since 1993 at least three previous to the how AT&T. ,
When we went fulltime we ported our home number to Verizon and I kept the"AT&T number. We have been in areas where AT&T out preformed Verizon.
I switched from AT&T to Consumers Cellular because it was costing me $50 A month and not getting much use and got the same service for2/3 the cost plus Data.


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Consumer Cellular just doesn't work well here, even though ATT works fine. Same with Cricket, its slow and limited. But the phone side works okay. My friends still use Consumer Cellular and the text messages don't make it though quickly, its really slow. ATT is almost instant even with pictures. They are not offering the same level of service as ATT, especially if you have a 5g phone.

I can't get any Verizon signal where I live now, Sprint and T-Mobile are useless around here. At least the ATT Elite plan works fairly well. I have two lines and I haven't ran out of hot spot data.

I stream to the television by mirroring or a HDMI cable, so technically its unlimited now. The 40 gigs of hot spot has a 128 mbps max after that. Thats $83.99 plus taxes per month.

With the SureCall booster antenna on a 20' pole I can stream movies fairly well. The Elite plan comes with the HBO Max service included. I use Google Chrome casting now, but I'm having trouble with it staying connected. I'm going to try Roku and see if its any better. The sticks have been having over heating issues with HBO Max, so I need to try one that connects with a cable. Maybe that will be better, but I mainly use my phone directly anyway.

I'm thinking about dropping Dish Tv, but it is nice sometimes to watch Sat Tv when you can't get cell signal. But the ATT coverage has improved nicely during the last 5 years where I travel.

* This post was edited 07/14/21 08:55am by Sagebrush *

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