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Possible to transfer phones>?

I currently have a iPhone 3GS and will soon be upgrading. But My main concern is can I give my 3GS to my son who has a "Unlimited Data Plan" and he be able to use it but connect on wifi only. Or can he connect to data but use a small amount? THIS IS A BIG FACTOR in my decsion to stay  with my current or upgrade to bigger and better phones. If I can not I am not going to spend $15 more a month for him to have a data plan. (WE ARE IN SOME TOUGH TIMES!!! ) 

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Programmer56 wrote:

Thats really disapointing. I have been a valuded customer since '91. Other companies are sounding better and better... 


Do let us all know when you find a cell company that doesn't make you take a data plan on a smart phone...

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John and Guzinta, T-Mobile does not require a data plan if you buy your smartphone at full price or bring it with you.  If you buy a subsidized smartphone and your contract ends, you can remove the data plan. 

 

There are rumors floating on the web that this may be ending, but T-Mobile employees say that they are closing a loophole that contract customers were using to get out of a data plan. 

 

Edit:  T-Mobile has a contract plan now where smartphone users don't have to have a dataplan, but it is a contract for a non-subsidized phone.  This contract plan is strange to me but some customers like it.

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21stNow wrote:

John and Guzinta, T-Mobile does not require a data plan if you buy your smartphone at full price or bring it with you.  If you buy a subsidized smartphone and your contract ends, you can remove the data plan. 

 



What's the per-KB casual data use cost on T-Mobile?

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I don't know the pay-by-use rate for data.  I couldn't find it on T-Mobile's website.

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I think I found it.  It's $1.99 per MB, if you have no data plan on your account.

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so $2/MB - 200MB would be $400. That's a steal!

 

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If a customer thought he was going to use that much data, he should just get the data plan for that month.  For the Value plan customers, 2GB of high-speed data is only $10, so I doubt that a customer would let himself get too far out on the pay-by-use plan.

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21stNow wrote:

If a customer thought he was going to use that much data, he should just get the data plan for that month.  For the Value plan customers, 2GB of high-speed data is only $10, so I doubt that a customer would let himself get too far out on the pay-by-use plan.


Of course not! The point is, the reason smartphones require data plans on AT&T (and everyone else except tmobile) is because people "accidentially" use data with smartphones, and "accidentially" spend $50 checking email with casual data use. And then scream bloody murder. So now, no more non-data-plan smartphones.

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Oh, OK.  I see where you are coming from now.  It's a sad state of our society when the cell phone companies have to save the customers from themselves. Smiley Sad

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