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Will ATT automatically add data plan to unlocked smartphone

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Will ATT automatically add data plan to unlocked smartphone

I have a unlocked smartphone I bought from Ebay and I was wondering if ATT will automatically add a data plan for this phone. Is there anyway to use this phone on the ATT network without a data plan. If ATT forces me to add a data plan then I might as well get a new phone under contract as I am eligible for upgrade.

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docsho wrote:

I have a unlocked smartphone I bought from Ebay and I was wondering if ATT will automatically add a data plan for this phone. Is there anyway to use this phone on the ATT network without a data plan. If ATT forces me to add a data plan then I might as well get a new phone under contract as I am eligible for upgrade.


If you have a smartphone, you have to have a data plan and they will add one for you.  The problem with that is it may not meet your needs.

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docsho wrote:

I have a unlocked smartphone I bought from Ebay and I was wondering if ATT will automatically add a data plan for this phone. Is there anyway to use this phone on the ATT network without a data plan. If ATT forces me to add a data plan then I might as well get a new phone under contract as I am eligible for upgrade.


If it's an AT&T branded phone they'll detect it and add a data plan pretty quickly. If it's not an AT&T branded phone and you turn the data access off in the phone it may take them a while to detect it, but you'd be breaking some T&C of AT&T service.

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