AT&T and Loophole for iPhone (Explained)

By: Susan Harris
Staff Writer
Published: Jan 28, 2021

AT&T and loophole for iPhone (Explained). AT&T no longer offers a plan with unlimited data usage, but a loophole for the iPhone does exist. It means that users of the Apple mobile device won't won't need to move to Verizon Wireless the unlimited data usage.

In an unadvertised loophole, AT&T has allowed subscribers who have had an unlimited data plan in the past to switch back. That includes anyone who had an Apple iPhone before June, when the limited plans took effect. It might be worth it to stay with the wireless carrier, if this is the case.

Jose Argumedo, of Brentwood, N.Y., explains that he and a friend were switched to an unlimited plan recently after they called AT&T's customer service. Both have iPhone 4s, and previously had earlier iPhone models. "We handle customers and their situations individually, and we're not going to discuss specifics," AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said in a statement.

AT&T has allowed iPhone and smartphone users with unlimited-data plans to keep them when upgrading directly to a new phone. It's the option to return to an unlimited plan after going limited that's been secret. Another subscriber called the wireless carrier to see if he could switch back to the old plan, but was told he couldn't because he hadn't previously had the unlimited version.

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