$50 Plan/How can you find out if your phone will work?

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$50 Plan/How can you find out if your phone will work?

I am wanting to start getting the $50 plan. I have had the $60 for several years now. Is there any place that I can go to that will tell me if my phone will work with the $50 plan.  All it says is "certain phones".  When I was on a regular plan....I had internet capability.  I don't want to get this plan and it not work on my phone.

 

Thanks!

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Re: $50 Plan/How can you find out if your phone will work?

All GSM phones should work with the $50 unlimited plan. There's just the limitation that smarphones can't take advantage of the unlimited internet and would still need to add a data feature package if you need 3G data (it's optional so if your phone has wi-fi, you could just use that and not sign up for a data package). As for those considered smartphones, basically that's Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone 7 currently.

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Thanks, I really appreciate it!!!

 

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hnzw_rui wrote:

All GSM phones should work with the $50 unlimited plan. There's just the limitation that smarphones can't take advantage of the unlimited internet and would still need to add a data feature package if you need 3G data (it's optional so if your phone has wi-fi, you could just use that and not sign up for a data package). As for those considered smartphones, basically that's Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone 7 currently.


Hnzw_Rui is absolutely right on all counts.

 

AT&T does not define explicitly "smartphone" on their Terms of Service.  But we deduced, by comparing "GoPhone" and  "SmartPhone/PDA" phones offered by the market, that the one and only distinguishing "smartphone" feature was the OS.

 

1.  If the OS is any of {Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry OS, Windows Mobile 7} then it is a "smartphone"

2.  Otherwise, then it is a "proprietary OS", and considered not a smarphone.

 

So if your are using a Samsung or HTC running something other than (1) above, then you can use unlimited data under the $50-month unlimited talk/text/data plan.

 

Here is  the original thread on this: http://forums.att.com/t5/Prepaid/Lesson-Learned-When-is-a-Phone-a-Smartphone-under-PrePaid/m-p/28438...

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