Report: AT&T Quietly Allowing Some Users to Switch to Unlimited Data Plans

As Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) battle for iPhone fans, Verizon can trumpet one advantage: the availability of unlimited data plans.

Officially, you can't move from a limited plan to an unlimited plan on AT&T. But a little-known loophole means that many users are in fact eligible for such a deal, according to The Associated Press.

Users who previously had an unlimited data plan can still qualify for the deal, even if they've since made the switch to a limited plan.

Jose Argumedo of Brentwood, N.Y., told the AP that he and a friend were able to get on an unlimited plan after speaking to the company's customer service.

Mark Siegel, a spokesman for AT&T, wouldn't confirm that the option exists.

"We handle customers and their situations individually, and we're not going to discuss specifics," he said.

AT&T officially allows users with an unlimited data plan to keep the plan when they upgrade to another phone. It's the option to move back to an unlimited plan that is little known.

Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Income Investing

Grow your nest-egg.

View Course »

Investing in Emerging Markets

Learn to invest in a globalized world.

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum


Filter by:
Hyder Abd

AT&T's service leaves a lot to be desired. Not to mention their voice network is crap - since switching from Verizon to AT&T just so I could get the iPhone I've had TONS more dropped and missed calls.

January 30 2011 at 2:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Typical scumbag company. special unpublished deals that they don't want to talk about. Maybe AOL will take this opertunity to keep reporting on ATT until it decides to treat people equally and fairly as described in the U.S. Constitution. Obviously the U.S. should have tried harder and not merely broke the monopoly up but put it out of its misery completely when it had the opertunity

January 27 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply