tablet data plan on unlocked non-contract phone devices ?

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tablet data plan on unlocked non-contract phone devices ?

What happens with non-contract smartphones when customers only want the data service because they don't want and cannot use the primitive single-line voice services provided through a voice plan ?

Is it possible to use a tablet data plan ?

 

For example, I already have a Nexus-7 tablet with a tablet data plan. When I'm travelling, and the battery dies, can I continue to use the LTE data service that I'm paying for my moving the SIM into a compatible unlocked non-contract smartphone, such as a Nexus-5 or iPhone4 ?

 

If not, why not ?

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How does AT&T activate the Galaxy Tab 3 8" with voice & SMS/MMS capabilities ? Does the customer get the choice of tablet or smartphone service ? 

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Re: tablet data plan on unlocked non-contract phone devices ?


mark98201 wrote:

What happens with non-contract smartphones when customers only want the data service because they don't want and cannot use the primitive single-line voice services provided through a voice plan ?

Is it possible to use a tablet data plan ?

 

For example, I already have a Nexus-7 tablet with a tablet data plan. When I'm travelling, and the battery dies, can I continue to use the LTE data service that I'm paying for my moving the SIM into a compatible unlocked non-contract smartphone, such as a Nexus-5 or iPhone4 ?

 

If not, why not ?


Tablet and phone data plans are not interchangeable. The SIM from the tablet will not work in a phone. Neither will a phone SIM work in a tablet.

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Are there any small form-factor data-only devices which AT&T Wireless will accept on the tablet data plans for customers who want all of their voice functions run through their own corporate VoIP services ?

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mark98201 wrote:

Are there any small form-factor data-only devices which AT&T Wireless will accept on the tablet data plans for customers who want all of their voice functions run through their own corporate VoIP services ?


we use cisco UCS voice and Cisco has apps available that doe VOIP, desk phone extension forwarding, audio conferencing, and full Multimedia conferencing. Check to see if your IT staff has anything like that available.

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Cisco devices are not compatible with cellular data services, and are limited to corporate campuses. That's not what I was asking.

 

Are there devices which AT&T wireless will support for data-only cellular services with the same form-factor as smartphones ? For example, something like a Nexus-5 without the clunky low-bandwidth cellular voice, but with LTE data service.

 

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mark98201 wrote:

Cisco devices are not compatible with cellular data services, and are limited to corporate campuses. That's not what I was asking.

 

Are there devices which AT&T wireless will support for data-only cellular services with the same form-factor as smartphones ? For example, something like a Nexus-5 without the clunky low-bandwidth cellular voice, but with LTE data service.

 


Use Cisco products for mobile voice, video, IM, and web conferencing over cellular all the time, you did not qualify personal or corporate so went with the way that the original question seemed to point.

 

When I travel I carry an extra external battery for the tablet

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Which Cisco product works on the AT&T cellular network with a data plan, but with the form factor of a phone?

Why even mention Cisco in this context when AT&T does not support their devices ?

 

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mark98201 wrote:

Which Cisco product works on the AT&T cellular network with a data plan, but with the form factor of a phone?

Why even mention Cisco in this context when AT&T does not support their devices ?

 


ATT is a carrier and their the network does support cisco devices. Talk to your cisco platinium partner for your first request

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Ipad mini, Kindle Fire, . . . any table would work.
You can even make the tablet a hotspot, or get a seperate hotspot device, and share internet with an actual phone/smartphone
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