08-17-2010 10:28:14 AM
Wife wants a sleek slider to replace her failing SE-525a, but has no interest in data or most "smart-phone" features. I found a decent deal on a Motorola ZN200 unlocked slider, and it looks like it would fill the bill. I'm Moto-brand loyal, and she has enjoyed the ones she's had in the past. If I buy this, will AT&T require a data plan to activate its 'net access for MMS ability? Anyone else here ever use this phone? Thanks..
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08-17-2010 10:31:56 AM - edited 08-17-2010 10:32:31 AM
Yes, AT&T requires that all smartphones (branded, unbranded or unlocked) must have a Data Plan. If they detect that you're using a smartphone they will automatically add the Data Plan in your account.
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08-29-2010 06:12:24 AM
The ZN200 would not be considered a smartphone and, since it does not have a keyboard, it would not be considered a quick messaging device neither. You would only need pay per use data activated for MMS functionality to work. You would not be charged for the data as long as you have a messaging plan that covers them.
08-30-2010 06:02:19 AM
Thanks, sidewayz.. for replying to the thread even though it was several days old.. I wasn't sure if the ZN200 would be considered a SM because it has a browser powered by an OS (Linux, I think.) I was pretty sure that I would be okay, but not enough to buy it. I ended up getting a Z6 ROKR, which also uses Linux, but am having charging issues with it that may necessitate its return (maybe I'll grab the ZN200 after all!)