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Can I use the new LG Thrive with my current post-paid line?

Hello everybody.

 

I am planning to buy a good new Android smarphone and I've just seen the new LG Thrive on the GoPhone list for $179.99 and I like the phone. But I currently have a Samsung Flight in a family package with calling and unlimited texting and no monthly data/internet plan. So my question is, can I buy a new LG Thrive GoPhone for $180 but not use the new number and simply put my current SIM card into the LG Thrive and start using it like I normally did before? Does AT&T not allow you to do this or something? I really just want a new cheap phone but keep my current line. If I am able to do so, will I be forced to buy a data plan or anything since the Thrive is an Android smarthphone?

 

Thank you. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Hello everybody.

 

I am planning to buy a good new Android smarphone and I've just seen the new LG Thrive on the GoPhone list for $179.99 and I like the phone. But I currently have a Samsung Flight in a family package with calling and unlimited texting and no monthly data/internet plan. So my question is, can I buy a new LG Thrive GoPhone for $180 but not use the new number and simply put my current SIM card into the LG Thrive and start using it like I normally did before? Does AT&T not allow you to do this or something? I really just want a new cheap phone but keep my current line. If I am able to do so, will I be forced to buy a data plan or anything since the Thrive is an Android smarthphone?

 

Thank you. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Can I use the new LG Thrive with my current post-paid line?

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Yes. You may buy the Thrive for $180 and insert your postpaid SIM card and begin using the phone like you normally would. However, a data plan MAY be required for use, since it is a smartphone. Chances are that you will have to add a data plan, considering that prepaid GoPhone customers must in order to use the phone. The postpaid version of this phone is called the LG Phoenix - it does require a data plan for use.

 

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Yes. You may buy the Thrive for $180 and insert your postpaid SIM card and begin using the phone like you normally would. However, a data plan MAY be required for use, since it is a smartphone. Chances are that you will have to add a data plan, considering that prepaid GoPhone customers must in order to use the phone. The postpaid version of this phone is called the LG Phoenix - it does require a data plan for use.

 

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When I received my Thrive GoPhone I was able to use it on WiFi without a data plan. So I _assume_ that if I didn't get a dataplan, I could still use the data, just on Wifi. I think in the info it says if you want to use ATT Data (or something like that) you need a dataplan. I think a problem would be if you tried to use in on  a post-paid plan with a feature phone data plan.

When I received my Thrive GoPhone I was able to use it on WiFi without a data plan. So I _assume_ that if I didn't get a dataplan, I could still use the data, just on Wifi. I think in the info it says if you want to use ATT Data (or something like that) you need a dataplan. I think a problem would be if you tried to use in on  a post-paid plan with a feature phone data plan.

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I'm looking into buying the LG Thrive. Has anyone been charged for data while using it without a data plan?

I'm looking into buying the LG Thrive. Has anyone been charged for data while using it without a data plan?

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I doubt there would be a charge....in fact, from what the promotional info said, I doubt you could even use the data without a data plan. Of course you could use WiFi just fine, but if Wifi wasn't available, I believe it would just tell you there isn't any access (much like an Ipod touch).

I doubt there would be a charge....in fact, from what the promotional info said, I doubt you could even use the data without a data plan. Of course you could use WiFi just fine, but if Wifi wasn't available, I believe it would just tell you there isn't any access (much like an Ipod touch).

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Jun 17, 2011 7:52:37 AM
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I bought a gophone LG Thrive, with a $2 a day unlimited talk and text. Added up a $25 data plan for 500Mb and it worked perfectly fine. Excellent phone and recommended for people that are starting in the android world (pre paid).

I bought a gophone LG Thrive, with a $2 a day unlimited talk and text. Added up a $25 data plan for 500Mb and it worked perfectly fine. Excellent phone and recommended for people that are starting in the android world (pre paid).

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It would b a way for you to get an Android phone without spending too much (assuming u aren't eligible for upgrade.) However, it *is* a smartphone, and if u use it on a postpaid acct, the network will detect you are using a smartphone and auto add the $25 data plan.
It would b a way for you to get an Android phone without spending too much (assuming u aren't eligible for upgrade.) However, it *is* a smartphone, and if u use it on a postpaid acct, the network will detect you are using a smartphone and auto add the $25 data plan.
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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So in short, an auto $25 dollar data plan will be added to your account when you insert  a post-paid line SIM into the LG Thrive?????

So in short, an auto $25 dollar data plan will be added to your account when you insert  a post-paid line SIM into the LG Thrive?????

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Aloha_State wrote:

So in short, an auto $25 dollar data plan will be added to your account when you insert  a post-paid line SIM into the LG Thrive?????


Most likely - yes.

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Aloha_State wrote:

So in short, an auto $25 dollar data plan will be added to your account when you insert  a post-paid line SIM into the LG Thrive?????


Most likely - yes.

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There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.

     - Doug Larson

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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I have internet thats disconected, do i still have to get a data plan?

I have internet thats disconected, do i still have to get a data plan?

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If you plan on using your Thrive on a post paid line, then yes. Data plans are required for post paid smartphones.

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If you plan on using your Thrive on a post paid line, then yes. Data plans are required for post paid smartphones.

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