When does the new plan start when changed from another plan?

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I am currently on unlimited text, unlimited minutes and 3GB data plan. I want to downgrade to another plan My question is when will be the new plan effective? Immediately or the start of next billing month?
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That depends on how you change it. If the change is done via Self-Serve it's basically immediate, maybe a minute or twelve. If you call customer service you can have an immediate change too but you can have it change at 12:00AM of the first day of your next billing cycle or even select a specific date (the change will still happen at 12:00AM of said date).

However, there's a $10 fee for changes made with customer service.
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+1 Curtules answer. Be careful about switching immediately because your usage will be pro-rated. Since you have unlimited minutes & text, it is not too much of a concern for calls and SMS. However, since you have 3GB of data, if you exceeded your pro-rated data usage, you will be charged an overage fee. With a 3GB plan, you have approximately 100MB of pro-rated data use per day. So depending on where you are in your billing cycle, you may wish to wait until the end of the billing cycle to change plan.
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Actually, for whatever reason, data doesn't get prorated. But with the new plan the minutes will get prorated on the other end, if you don't take a non unlimited minutes plan.
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Thanks for the caution and because of this confusion I posted this question. Definitely I should do that at the end of current billing cycle.
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Actually, data does get prorated. I have seen enough bills to see the proration take affect.
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No, data is not prorated. I don't know how long ago you last dealt with a situation that involved a problem with prorated data, but it certainly isn't now. I've changed my plan enough times to know its not. Otherwise, I would have seen a lot of bill shocks, which I have never.

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