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Smartphone Fee with Data Block

Does ATT charge a smartphone fee if I'm using an Non-ATT, Unlocked phone(Umi X1 running Android 4.0)?

 

I have voice and unlimited text actived.  All "supposed" data is ATT blocked on the family plan since our family only used less than 5MB a month.

 

 

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hardboil wrote:

Does ATT charge a smartphone fee if I'm using an Non-ATT, Unlocked phone(Umi X1 running Android 4.0)?

 

I have voice and unlimited text actived.  All "supposed" data is ATT blocked on the family plan since our family only used less than 5MB a month.

 

 


Yes they do - they call it a mandatory data plan for smartphones, the 300MB plan is only 20.00 a month. If you don;t have it and att realizes that it is a smartphone they will automaticly add a data plan for you to make you account compliant with the published requirements.

 

Pay as you go is the I believe the only service that allows a smartphone without a mandatory data plan 

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hardboil wrote:

Does ATT charge a smartphone fee if I'm using an Non-ATT, Unlocked phone(Umi X1 running Android 4.0)?

 

I have voice and unlimited text actived.  All "supposed" data is ATT blocked on the family plan since our family only used less than 5MB a month.

 

 


According to the terms of service, if you are using a smartphone on the plan, you need a data plan. 

 

Realistically, if you had data blocked before you had the smartphone, I've read AT&T won't notice the smart phone and not add it for you. Your mileage may vary.

 

Keep in mind, picture text (MMS) is blocked as well when data is blocked.

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hardboil wrote:

Does ATT charge a smartphone fee if I'm using an Non-ATT, Unlocked phone(Umi X1 running Android 4.0)?

 

I have voice and unlimited text actived.  All "supposed" data is ATT blocked on the family plan since our family only used less than 5MB a month.

 

 


Yes they do - they call it a mandatory data plan for smartphones, the 300MB plan is only 20.00 a month. If you don;t have it and att realizes that it is a smartphone they will automaticly add a data plan for you to make you account compliant with the published requirements.

 

Pay as you go is the I believe the only service that allows a smartphone without a mandatory data plan 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question with your well rounded post.  

 

I'll have to try to use the non-Att phone with a close to zero chance of detection before i jump ship to T-Mobile.

 

 

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This is unfortune news,but thanks for your timely response.

 

Since ATT rations data, I figure by now ATT would feature rollover data since their is a steep overage pently.  I'll see if its greener on the other side when I'll switch to T-Mobiles awesome unlock phone plan.  

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