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Confused about the best iPhone 6 plans for AT&T

My wife has an iPhone 4 on a market rate plan. I have an iPhone 5 with both a grandfathered unlimited plan and a discount through my employer. Together, we fight crime. No, wait, we look for bargains on our cell plans. Can you help us figure out what's the best plan or combination of plans for us, and how actually to upgrade to iPhone 6? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Unlocking an old AT&T iPhone

The spouse and I upgraded from an iPhone4 and 4s on AT&T to newer iPhones on AT&T. Then someone mentioned we can sell the old phones on ebay, but to be sure and unlock them first, as they're worth more that way. But the old phones are no longer are active phones and AT&T is refusing or can't unlock them. Is there any way to unlock (but not jailbreak) an old iPhone 4 and 4s on the AT&T network that are no longer active as phones?
posted by sock, the puppet on Mar 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Which entry-level smartphone should I buy?

I'm finally going to ditch my trusty LG enV 3 for a smartphone, but I want one off-contract, and I don't want to spend a ton of money. [more inside]
posted by jcreigh on Jan 22, 2014 - 15 answers

New monthly Plan for old iPhone 3GS

I am on an AT&T family plan. I have had an iPhone 3GS since about 2011, and just upgraded to an iPhone 5c. I still have the 3GS. What is the best way for me to use this phone with a monthly plan completely separate from the family plan, with any carrier? Our daughter is on the Virgin 35/month plan. That seems pretty good. Am I hosed because this phone was locked into AT&T, or whatzers?
posted by battleshipkropotkin on Dec 17, 2013 - 7 answers

What's a reliable way to unlock an iPhone 4 myself?

I know about the AT&T device unlock form, but is there a reliable way to unlock an iPhone 4 myself without waiting for AT&T to respond? Although it is an AT&T phone, it has been a few years since we've been AT&T customers, so the PIN I entered in the form may not be correct, and this is a time-sensitive matter. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 9, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I include tethering in my AT&T order?

In spring of 2014 I will be getting an iPhone 5S. I cannot figure out how to get a plan that includes tethering so I can generate wifi for my non-cellular iPad mini. What will I need to do to activate that during my order (I am switching from Verizon to AT&T) and how do I find out how much it will cost in addition to my unlimited talk/text plus XGB of data? I have already contacted customer support and they have given me the same unhelpful stuff that's on the AT&T website.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Nov 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Unlocking AT&T iPhone for eBay buyer?

Overseas eBay buyer wants me to fill out a "Request to Unlock" on att.com. This wasn't part of the auction; should I do it? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Oct 24, 2013 - 10 answers

ATT vs T-Mobile in the Boston area

We are currently on an (expensive, $180 / month) ATT family plan with out iPhone 4Ses. We want to upgrade to the 5Ses and are wondering if t-mobile's coverage in the Boston area is good enough. Also, what plan would you recommend for the following parameters? Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by reddot on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Which iPhone carrier has the fastest cellular data service?

I'm looking to replace my iPhone 4s. The most important factor to me is cellular data speed and reliability -- accessing the Web, syncing iCloud data, YouTube, stuff like that. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay region), but it would be great if it worked well in New York, L.A. and other parts of the U.S. Should I go with Verizon or AT&T? Also, any pointers to websites with tools/reviews/resources to help me make the selection? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case on Jun 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Cheapest way to get UK cell service with US phone

My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 answers

T-Mobile: Stay or Go?/iPhone or No?

I have had a reasonably happy relationship with my T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Desire Z) these past two years, but my contract is up, and I have long coveted the iPhone, mostly based on its picture taking and video chatting capabilities. Should I just get one and take advantage of T-Mobile's new pricing? Or should I jump to a new carrier? An attempt to make this less open-ended is inside. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Apr 14, 2013 - 16 answers

This is why it takes me six months to purchase anything.

My Verizon contract expired. I'd like a cheaper phone plan (currently on a grandfathered unlimited text/data plan) and also an iPhone 5. I don't mind paying for an unsubsidized phone if the savings on the plan even out. However... [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Which network should I pick for the iPhone 5

I am thinking of getting an iPhone 5, and I'd like help deciding between AT&T and Verizon, in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by enn on Dec 12, 2012 - 12 answers

iPhone 5 to iPhone 4.

Iphone 5 is bricked, what is the fastest/easiest way to temporarily use my old iphone 4 until I can get the 5 replaced? AT&T.
posted by travis08 on Dec 3, 2012 - 7 answers

How to manage the logistics of a cellphone provider switch? Added Difficulty: Christmas Gift

We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Calling all Android fanboys: welcome me into your club, please.

I can't stand my iPhone 4S any longer, but I've still got a year and a half to wait for the contract to end (AT&T). I'd love to switch to an Android, because I'm sick of having to use iTunes just to get a few songs on to the device. I'd like to get an HTC One X, but am open to suggestions. What are my options for replacing this piece of crap? Should I just try and unlock/sell my iPhone on craigslist?
posted by matkline on Nov 12, 2012 - 22 answers

How bitterly should I cling to my unlimited data plan?

How strongly should I feel about hanging on to my grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

You say Good Buy and I say Hello

TMobileUSA is merging with MetroPCS. Does this mean I can take my ATT iPhone4 or ATT iPhone4S to TMobile / MetroPCS now? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Oct 3, 2012 - 7 answers

What happens during iPhone activation?

AT&T/iPhone: I bought an iPhone 4 on craigslist. I plan to cut down my 3G's sim into a micro-sim and put it in the 4. However, before I got started I factory reset the 4 and now it wants to go through an activation process. What does "activation" mean, in this context? [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Sep 20, 2012 - 6 answers

at&t vs. verizon for iphone in bay area?

Should I choose ATT or Verizon for iPhone in San Francisco/Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Sep 16, 2012 - 20 answers

Want iphone carrier suggestions

I got an IPhone so that I can play games while at dialysis to pass the time with. I chose AT&T because GSM network friendly phone can be unlocked and used on ANY GSM network carriers. I got mine unlocked and currently using a Simple Mobile plan which gives unlimited voice/text/data for only $40. A Verizon unlocked Iphone can only be used with international GSM networks (see this link explaining that: GSM Iphone vs CDMA. So that was the reasoning on choosing ATT. My unexpected dilemma is GSM (ATT, TMobile, Simple) does not work at my dialysis center. And I get spotty signal at work depending what part of the building I am in. So I just don't get calls when at dialysis or work. I have to forward the calls to my work phone. [more inside]
posted by udon on Sep 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Blackberry/iPhone sim compatibility

Can I put my iPhone 4 AT&T sim card in an AT&T Blackberry Curve 8310 and still send and receive calls and SMS messages without accruing additional fees or contract extensions? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Aug 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Ideas for iphone plan...

Another iPhone question. My iPhone 4S was included in the severance when I left my job a couple of months ago (that is, I was allowed to buy it for a reduced price). I was offered the option to "assume billing responsibility" but let the deadline pass - partly out of laziness and partly because I suspect the company hadn't paid the bill and wanted to pass it on to me. What's my best option for using my iphone at this point? It'd be nice to keep the number but not a huge cost if I don't. I'd be happy to go pre-paid rather than a contract. I use text and data a lot more than voice. I occasionally send and receive international texts. I also have a google voice number and would be happy to be able to link with that, or even use that number exclusively.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Aug 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Why might my Sprint cellphone usually be unable to receive calls from AT&T cellphones?

Why might my Sprint cellphone usually be unable to receive calls from AT&T cellphones? [more inside]
posted by moift on May 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Why not pay the ETF?

Is there a reason not to buy an iPhone from AT&T, pay the ETF, and get it unlocked, instead of paying for an unlocked phone? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on May 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me liberate myPhone

Now that AT&T is unlocking iPhones under limited circumstances, I'd like to know if anyone has any foolproof ways to do an end run around their restrictions in order to unlock my under-contract iPhone 4S. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Apr 10, 2012 - 2 answers

How much could go wrong by letting some random guy try to unlock my AT&T iphone for use with Tmobile?

Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jan 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Now iPhone, iPad, can you two play nice or do I have to have you separated?

Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Dec 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Ported from AT&T to VZW, having problems

Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

They drank my MLKSHK!

Help me get MLKSHK back! [more inside]
posted by pjern on Oct 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Activate iPhone On Different Number Than Ordered With

Help me activate a new iPhone 4S using a different number than it was ordered with. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Oct 13, 2011 - 6 answers

AT&T vs. Verizon: Bay Area iPhone Smackdown!

as a san francisco bay area resident who is about to upgrade to the iphone 4s, should i stick with at&t (with grandfathered-in unlimited data package) or jump ship to verizon? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Oct 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Iphone: contract or no?

Is it cheaper (including contract costs) to buy the IPhone upfront and go without a contract? [more inside]
posted by nat on Oct 7, 2011 - 15 answers

AT&T iPhone: DTMFA?

AT&T iPhone: DTMFA? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Aug 17, 2011 - 21 answers

Can I cancel my AT&T service and use my iPhone as an iPod Touch?

Apple says that if you upgrade to a new iPhone, you can use the old one as an iPod Touch. Can you do that without upgrading? [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on Aug 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Ma Bell nerfed my tethering!

Ma Bell nerfed my tethering! I'm long off contract from my 3G and happy to switch carriers/OS's. Which smart phones on which providers would you recommend? They must have reasonably priced and effective tethering availing. [more inside]
posted by Chekhovian on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Who has the best coverage in Western Mass

We are moving back to Western Mass next month and need the advice of local mefis. Our iPhone 3G is ready for the recycling bin and we will be buying an iPhone 4 in the next week. Between At&T and Verizon which has the best coverage along route 9 between Northampton and Amherst?
posted by a22lamia on May 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Can't upgrade until August. Any other options for <$200 iPhone?

Another iPhone question. I tried to cash in on the 3Gs for $49 special today, but my contract still has 8 months on it, meaning I'm not eligible for an upgrade until mid-August. I can't afford to pay full price for an iPhone of any stripe. Do I have any options? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Apr 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Am I crazy to even consider switching from Verizon to AT&T for the iPhone?

I'm a longtime Verizon customer. Due to one of those "AUGH" instances, missed out on upgrading to the iPhone (details inside). I'm considering switching TO AT&T just to get an iPhone. Is this completely nuts? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Apr 26, 2011 - 44 answers

iPhone was stolen - now what?

Stolen iPhone - no remote "wipe everything" software set up, what can I do, if anything, to protect my privacy? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Apr 17, 2011 - 9 answers

I don't want to get off the smartphone wagon

Lost my iPhone (3GS, 16GB, refurbished, it was $50 with my upgrade) - my contract isn't up for another year and a half. Is there any legitimate place online where I could get an equivalent replacement? Minimum retail price with AT&T is $250...
posted by leedly on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me beat AT&T

I currently have the iPhone 4 with the $20/month unlimited texting and the old-school "unlimited" data plan. I no longer want the unlimited texting, yet I don't want to lose the old "grandfathered" data plan? Can this be done? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Free iPhone! Now what?

My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Forwarding SMS texts

Is it possible to forward SMS texts from my iPhone to another cell phone or to my email? [more inside]
posted by hotchocolate on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

It sounds like a satellite phone.

A week and a half ago, I bought an iPhone 4, thus switching to AT&T for the first time. Now, when people call me on the iPhone, there is a lag of a couple of seconds between when I stop talking and when they hear me, or vice-versa. The result of this is that we end up talking over one another, or saying "HELLO?" to one another, thinking that they other has not heard what I/they just said, when we are really just waiting out the delay. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Verizon+VerizonFamily->AT&TFamily

Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

iPhone4 cracked glass, please help!

iPhone 4: Cracked from glass...what are my options? [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Sep 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Getting the wife a new iPhone, and things related.

My wife wants to get an iPhone, and is currently on Verizon. I already have one. What's the best route for us to go? If she gets an iPhone4, can I take it and give her the 3GS just by swapping the SIM cards? What is your experience with AT&Ts family plans, or are we better off having separate accts? Does ordering the phone online make anything more difficult? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Aug 18, 2010 - 20 answers

How am I using data in my sleep?

All of a sudden, my data usage with AT&T has gone way up. How can I be using data while I'm asleep? And on wifi? [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jul 20, 2010 - 31 answers

Renewing AT&T wireless contract early for new iPhone

How can someone negotiate with AT&T to purchase the newest iPhone at the reduced price ($199) even though the contract isn't up until next March? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

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