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AT&T will not honor Cellularone contracts

sicilian1

Oct 14, 2007, 10:24 PM
I have a friend from HS who works for cellone,he says that At&t will offer all unlimited cellone customers the option to change or opt out with no penalty,but they def will not honor any unlimited plans,anyone else hear this?
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wombough

Oct 15, 2007, 10:35 AM
I would not doubt it. I will think that tmobile will do the same with suncom's unlimited plans.
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sicilian1

Oct 15, 2007, 3:03 PM
I was thinking of getting the unlimited.If att does that ,it would defeat the purpose in some way since,everyone with unlimited could get out of the contract ,and go elsewhere.

Most would probably go to TMobile five faves ,etc.
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jepthaeb

Oct 15, 2007, 4:38 PM
One thing you could do if that is the case that they will not honor Cellular One Contract for a Unlimited plan. You still could go ahead and sign with cellular one and if you would stay with att you could do it for the phone and have two.
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jepthaeb

Oct 15, 2007, 4:43 PM
I heard that they would honor the unlimited plan until you changed your plan or until you want a new phone. I'm in the same boat I have two lines with unlimited plans. I would have to change the 3000 or 4000 min. plan. You are looking at 149.99 or 199.99. I don't have the choice of TMobile. And the other carrier in our area is not worth it.
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sicilian1

Oct 15, 2007, 7:52 PM
I'm grabbing a free Razr from them and getting a two year contract for statewide unlimited tomorrow,and dumping Tmobile.

I would have no reason to change this plan,and would be willing to keep an outdated phone to keep it.
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wombough

Oct 16, 2007, 4:45 PM
I doubt they will honer it. They said they will never offer unlimited plans so why let you have one if they don't do it!
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jepthaeb

Oct 16, 2007, 5:24 PM
It could be that once they take over (it would take time) and maybe they will send out Letter to those and tell them they have a period of time to switch or be drop? I guess we won't know until they take over. I doubt they will either, but what has been said if you want a new phone with at&t you would have to change your plan.
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sicilian1

Oct 18, 2007, 7:02 PM
A way around this is to get an unlocked phone and put your sim in it ,I guess,I'm no expert.
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wombough

Oct 18, 2007, 7:34 PM
all cell one phones can be unlocked and I would call and get the code before they merge!
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Oylpann

Oct 18, 2007, 10:40 PM
cell one phones are sold unlocked with the exception of our smartphones and blackberrys 😉
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wombough

Oct 19, 2007, 2:55 PM
make things easier.
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jranders

Nov 18, 2007, 6:35 PM
all cell one phones are unlocked, also they are not branded (with cell one logo)! so you still can keep your old phone and use it with at&t. just swap sim cards.
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hardcorehavok

Oct 18, 2007, 1:55 PM
This is the reason I did FOUR posts about AT&T and CellOne. I worked for Cingular since after they bought AT&T Wireless. I went through the transition from AT&T Wireless to Cingular and from Cingular to AT&T Mobility. Now, I work for CellOne. AT&T will PROBABLY not allow CellOne customers to opt out of their contracts. Nothing is set in stone until AT&T says something, but this is based on when Cingular bought AT&T Wireless. Former AT&T Wireless customers were NOT offered an opt out. Instead, they were grandfathered into their existing plans until they either cancelled, upgraded or wished to change their plan. Cingular did NOT force people to change anything. They simply made it easy for people to migrate from their old plan to a new one. I...
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wombough

Oct 18, 2007, 3:00 PM
but att did not have unlimited min plans did they?
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hardcorehavok

Oct 18, 2007, 5:23 PM
Yes, some customers DID have unlimited plans. If fact, AT&T Wireless also had My Faves before T-Mobile. It was one of the last features AT&T introduced before Cingular bought them. Customers were grandfathered in, but could not change the numbers they call for free. Besides, CellOne had 2-3 million customer and AT&T has 63+ million. Even if they don't have a "call anyone, anywhere for any amount of time" unlimited talk plan, they do have mobile to mobile calling to almost 70 million people.
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Oylpann

Oct 24, 2007, 8:19 PM
Yeah, AT&T Wireless had an Unlimited plan.. I think it was $99.xx month. Not bad considering it was a national plan. Boy, they fought and did everything the could to get people off those plans. I cant blame them. The plan itself isnt all that profitable.

AT&T did give certain opt out options for people. I think it was 30 days, if they couldnt match the plans. I was with AT&T during the Cingular "merger" as well.
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sicilian1

Oct 19, 2007, 8:52 PM
I'd want the opt out if they don't continue the unlimited plan,because their rates are absurd ,I'd go with Sprint/Nextel for the unlimited incoming at least,or if it was available in DC eventually,unlimited by Boost.
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wombough

Oct 20, 2007, 11:06 AM
boost oh god I will pay double before I ever went with them!
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Billf

Oct 21, 2007, 12:20 AM
I agree that AT&T will most likely grandfather in Cellular One contracts. I work for a third party Cell One distributor and have no fear of talking to anyone and everyone in the business, no matter how much more money they make than I do, and all of them agree that although there is no final word on the subject, chances are that AT&T will allow Cellular One customers to ride out the rest of their contracts. Once those customers look to upgrade their current phones they will have to sign into a new agreement under AT&T's plans.

w00t for me just signing a new 2 year agreement under their 1600 minute plan 😁 Although it isn't unlimited it is a much better value than any of AT&T's plans.
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