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Smart Phone without data plan? Possible?

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).

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zoey5552 wrote:

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).


smartphone on pospaid = required data plan, you or the carrier will add it, there is no work around. It is part of the cellular agreement. You maybe able to avoid it for a period of time but more then likely they will find out and add it, meanwhile you are in violation of the cellular agreement.

 

GoPhone method is your only choice

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zoey5552 wrote:

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).


smartphone on pospaid = required data plan, you or the carrier will add it, there is no work around. It is part of the cellular agreement. You maybe able to avoid it for a period of time but more then likely they will find out and add it, meanwhile you are in violation of the cellular agreement.

 

GoPhone method is your only choice


zoey5552 wrote:

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).


smartphone on pospaid = required data plan, you or the carrier will add it, there is no work around. It is part of the cellular agreement. You maybe able to avoid it for a period of time but more then likely they will find out and add it, meanwhile you are in violation of the cellular agreement.

 

GoPhone method is your only choice

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I'm sorry! I just saw the answer on the I Phone forum! Sorry about the repetition! Smiley Tongue

I'm sorry! I just saw the answer on the I Phone forum! Sorry about the repetition! Smiley Tongue

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Thank you!


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zoey5552 wrote:

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).


smartphone on prepaid = required data plan, you or the carrier will add it, there is no work around. It is part of the cellular agreement. You maybe able to avoid it for a period of time but more then likely they will find out and add it, meanwhile you are in violation of the cellular agreement.

 

GoPhone method is your only choice


Thank you!

Thank you!


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zoey5552 wrote:

I have an I phone but I cannot afford it. I was told that I could buy a new phone and change my plan to only voice and messaging (that way I would avoid cancellation fees) I want to know if I can buy a smart phone and put only the voice and messaging on it. They will cut the data on my I phone and switch my plan to only messaging and voice which will save me a bundle; but later, if I want, they can add the data back and use my I phone. Apple I phones are different they say. Can anyone help me on this? (I was told to buy a Go Phone at the store and I would rather not do that).


smartphone on prepaid = required data plan, you or the carrier will add it, there is no work around. It is part of the cellular agreement. You maybe able to avoid it for a period of time but more then likely they will find out and add it, meanwhile you are in violation of the cellular agreement.

 

GoPhone method is your only choice


Thank you!

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if I own my phone and not from ATNT, then why would my accessing wifi which I already can do affect you if I want to hook up my phone to talk /txt?  the tracking controlling programs on my attnt phone, I am sorta new to the concept of your personal expensive to use cellphone as a mandatory tracking device, it makes me nauseous.  I now turn off the phone and remove the battery when I am not using it, and guess what I learned by this?  my voicemail wont work but my text msgs do work.  its like those people sentenced to prison by ankle bracelet.

 

 if my phone cant see my eyes thru the front camera, I am not allowed to use it, the screen goes black.  I wouldnt have done this if I knew how extreme it really was.  I wished I got the dumb phone and the wifi thing instead which I almost did.  I understand that device hasnt been working right since at least last september so maybe it is being discontinued. 

 

listen people, do this if you want but you should have your eyes open about what youre holding in your hand.  I am seeking a solution and I thought it would be blackberry, when this contract is done, but I am very leery of letting atnt touch my blackberry not even thru a tether connection.  

 

lets talk about atnt,s interest in the privacy of their customers because that is what this data policy is really all about.   sorry so long winded but I think this is all related.

if I own my phone and not from ATNT, then why would my accessing wifi which I already can do affect you if I want to hook up my phone to talk /txt?  the tracking controlling programs on my attnt phone, I am sorta new to the concept of your personal expensive to use cellphone as a mandatory tracking device, it makes me nauseous.  I now turn off the phone and remove the battery when I am not using it, and guess what I learned by this?  my voicemail wont work but my text msgs do work.  its like those people sentenced to prison by ankle bracelet.

 

 if my phone cant see my eyes thru the front camera, I am not allowed to use it, the screen goes black.  I wouldnt have done this if I knew how extreme it really was.  I wished I got the dumb phone and the wifi thing instead which I almost did.  I understand that device hasnt been working right since at least last september so maybe it is being discontinued. 

 

listen people, do this if you want but you should have your eyes open about what youre holding in your hand.  I am seeking a solution and I thought it would be blackberry, when this contract is done, but I am very leery of letting atnt touch my blackberry not even thru a tether connection.  

 

lets talk about atnt,s interest in the privacy of their customers because that is what this data policy is really all about.   sorry so long winded but I think this is all related.

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