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Gabzmom

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Random iPhone question
« on: March 11, 2015, 08:43:55 PM »
Gah!  This is a non-important topic but I need to ask as I do not get the whole data thing. 

I am grandfathered with unlimited data with my carrier.  I was eligible for a new contract back in February 2014.  I just chose to keep my old iPhone and have not renewed.  I am considering getting a new phone and it will cost about $700 if I do not upgrade with the carrier.  If I do, then I have to go to a new data plan.  If I upgrade, I think the phone is about $400 with the same gigs.  I have a 64 gig iPhone 4S. 

I am getting a new phone because I have had it shut down on me and I have lost numbers, etc. 

Have no idea why I feel I need to keep unlimited data.  I don't use more than 2 Gs per month.  My DD has a tendency to use 4 to 5 Gs on a heavy month. 

Gah, again!   ::)
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Mangomom

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Re: Random iPhone question
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 08:48:11 PM »
I would ask the carrier if they have any specials.  When I upgraded to an iPhone 6 they were running a double data special and I got 4gb for the price of 2gb.  That said, I have yet to go over 2 gb.  Consider your usage over the last few months to determine if you will end up paying overages.

Another option would be to see if there is a newer iPhone that someone wants to sell to you.  Make sure it is from the same carrier, because you can't cross carriers with your phone.  My son broke his phone and was not ready for an upgrade.  He was able to get an iPhone 5s for under $200.

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Re: Random iPhone question
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 08:49:29 PM »
And, I totally get the panic leaving unlimited.  For me, it was more because I had it for so long, it felt like giving something up.  Ok, I'm done now.

Gabzmom

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Re: Random iPhone question
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 08:56:40 PM »
I think that is my issue.  I don't want to give up my data and there's not even a chance I would ever go over 3 EVER!  Thanks!
"I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry." ~Cat Stevens