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Non smartphone change to smartphone and use same sim card?

by Patinla / June 26, 2011 9:36 AM PDT

I have a non smartphone with att at
present with no data plan and would like to switch to an unlocked Nokia
N8 smartphone. I am more interested in the picture and hd video recorder
on the phone than a data plan. I would like to just insert my sim card
and continue on without a data plan. Is this possible? We are on a family plan. My husband has an iphone with unlimited data for $30/month. Thanks for any assistance.

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Well discussed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 26, 2011 10:01 AM PDT

The ONE THING you don't want to do is to trigger any data use on that new phone. It is well discussed that ATT will silently upgrade accounts to data plans if they detect its a smart phone. I'm unsure what more I could add to the volume of posts about this today.

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The correct answer
by Pepe7 / June 26, 2011 2:24 PM PDT

Right now the Nokias are fair game. Most of their smartphone IMEIs do not trigger any plan changes w/ ATT. You can use (the vast majority of) them without being forced into a data plan. ATT may change this at some point in the near future, but for now you would be fine using a N8 on your current plan.

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The facts change pretty fast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2011 4:01 AM PDT
In reply to: The correct answer

I have you to help out. You'd make a great mod with just a little sanding of the rough edges. Email me and I'll share two points to work on.

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by Pepe7 / June 28, 2011 1:03 AM PDT

"It is well discussed that ATT will silently upgrade accounts to data plans if they detect its a smart phone"

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2011 5:51 AM PDT
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Dodo or not, ATT is out for the bucks. Let's warn them.

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by famulla / June 27, 2011 6:36 AM PDT

I know many who think they are smart, well the seller thik the buyer is idiot and try to tell, " Look you have one cell and you can have 2 I said 2 sim cards. Why? One you can use for the Indian girl friend one you can talk while you are with Eskimo lady and no one gets smarter. Has anyone tols me that there are any advantage having 2 sims cards. Blackberry Ipad etc the known brand make do with one sim card so why the hell do you want to go for Samsung and LG with 2 sim cards. No I ma not selling any product just telling you that there will be a time like Gillet 3 blades, 4 blades, Fusion with five and they had claimed that the machine does become heavy. Thin of the hard disk. We wanted Galss, but too heavy . Where are now. Same plastic disc or disk I thank you Firozali A.Mulla DBA

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