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Smart hone on feature phone plan

I am currently using a Freestyle with unlimited data. I have a samsung smart phone that would like to use but don't want to switch to internet plan. Can I use a smart phone without switching plans or turning off my internet access?

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Edited by Wild Banchi on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:42:43 AM
You could if you wanted to, but a smartphone data plan would automatically be added to your line because you are no longer using a feature phone. You would be looking at a $15-$25 increase on your bill every month (depending on which data plan you choose) if you want to use your smartphone instead.

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If you switched from your Freestyle to your Samsung smartphone, you would not be able to keep your feature phone Unlimited Data plan. You would have to choose between a smartphone plan valued at $15 and $25 per month.

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I canNOT simply take my sim card and put it in a smartphone? What are the consequences of doing it?

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Edited by Wild Banchi on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:42:43 AM
You could if you wanted to, but a smartphone data plan would automatically be added to your line because you are no longer using a feature phone. You would be looking at a $15-$25 increase on your bill every month (depending on which data plan you choose) if you want to use your smartphone instead.

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Jan 7, 2012 7:23:05 AM
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Thanks

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You're welcome!

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I went through this with support.  You have to have data with a smart phone.

 

Chat InformationPlease wait for a chat representative to respond.

Chat InformationYou are now chatting with 'Derek {Personal content removed}'

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: You want to know if the sales department has a chat, is this correct?

 

: Yes??

 

Derek {Personal content}: At this time our sales department does not have a online chat.

 

: a phone number perhaps then and how late are they open??

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: Are you looking to start a new service or upgrade a phone?

 

: upgrade but not sure

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: You are able to upgrade the phone using the online account manager.

 

: Yes not sure which one to get. One that has wifi but no data plan. Hopefully a non smart phone with wifi.

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: I will look into this for you, I do think the only phones that have wifi are the smart phones that require a data plan.

 

: Even if I buy a non branded att phone

 

Derek{Personal content removed}: Even with a non branded phone if the system picked it up as a smart phone it would put a data plan on the service.

 

: So how would I know which ones are smart and which are not??

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: with our phones or a unlocked phone?

 

: But an unlocled (iphone) for example would still be a smart phone woouldn't it.

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: An unlocked iphone would need to have a data plan for it to work, I it is very hard to find a unlocked iphone

 

: Would Motorola EX119 be considered smart??

 

Derek {Personal content removed}: Usually the best way to tell if a phone is a smart phone it will usualy have 1 of 4 operating system, these would be android, blackberry , windows, or the iphone

 

: I'll look into this thanks.

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