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How can I get smart phone

I have ATT phone and my contract is expired and am eligible to upgrade my phone but I don't have data plan or message in my current plan.

 

i would like to select Smart phone while I upgrade my phone but my question is if I select smart phone then do I have to buy dataplan ?

 

Basically, I just want to use smart phone but doesn't need dataplan or text message.....Is there any way I can get smartphone...?

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djs0708 wrote:

I have ATT phone and my contract is expired and am eligible to upgrade my phone but I don't have data plan or message in my current plan.

 

i would like to select Smart phone while I upgrade my phone but my question is if I select smart phone then do I have to buy dataplan ?

 

Basically, I just want to use smart phone but doesn't need dataplan or text message.....Is there any way I can get smartphone...?


smartphones require a data plan, no exception - if you don;t add when when you activate the phone and the carrier finds out they will add it for you. Text messaging is optional, you will be charged the per message cost if you send or recieve one

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If you want the smart phone options but do not want a smartphone data plan, look at a basic phone and carry something like an iPod touch that works on wifi. As pointed out ATT requires the data plan on a smartphone even if you don't use data as you phone will even if you try to stop it from using it.
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You may also want to try getting a hold of an unlocked phone.  You'll pay full retail for them (unless you look on amazon.com or ebay or a similar place like that) but you'll have more freedom that way and you get some of the smartphone perks.

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Even if you bring your own smartphone, you'll still have to pay for a data plan to use it on AT&T's network. You won't have a contract, and pay month-to-month, but you still need a data plan.
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