Will Unlocked Nokia e6 require smartphone data plan?

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Will Unlocked Nokia e6 require smartphone data plan?

I'm in the middle of a contract and really would like to get a new phone. I'm thinking about getting the Nokia e6-00 ( or the n8) off of Amazon, but I don't want to make any changes to the plan ( family plan, unlimited non-smartphone data, unlimited texts, 700 minutes ). If I just get the phone and put my sim card in it, will there be any problems, or changes? 

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stephen45 wrote:

I'm in the middle of a contract and really would like to get a new phone. I'm thinking about getting the Nokia e6-00 ( or the n8) off of Amazon, but I don't want to make any changes to the plan ( family plan, unlimited non-smartphone data, unlimited texts, 700 minutes ). If I just get the phone and put my sim card in it, will there be any problems, or changes? 



smartphone = required data plan, if you dont put one on it and the carrier finds out they wiil add one. A qmd device data paln is not valid for a smarthphone

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Even though the Nokia e6 is unlocked and unsubsidized and never been sold by AT&T? I've just seen somone online saying they didn't have a smartphone plan with that phone. 

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System probablyvdidnt recognize it. But it might in the future. You never know
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stephen45 wrote:

Even though the Nokia e6 is unlocked and unsubsidized and never been sold by AT&T? I've just seen somone online saying they didn't have a smartphone plan with that phone. 


I know people using N8, E7 without a smartphone data plan being added by AT&T, so E6 will likely be the same. The automated system will probably not recognize it as a smartphone and it's not on any list published by AT&T as a phone that requires a data plan.

 

That being said, if someone manually reviews your account (say for excessive data use) they'll most likely flag it for a smartphone plan. If you're planning to not use any data at all, I don't think there's anything to worry about.

 

P.S. You won't even be able to add a smartphone data plan through the online account management system with an E6.

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i am a nokia e6 user and did not have to buy a data plan, AT&T doesnt know it is a smartphone, however, after 3 months my MMS messaging settings stopped working. and I dont know why and need help in another thread.
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stephen45 wrote:

Even though the Nokia e6 is unlocked and unsubsidized and never been sold by AT&T? I've just seen somone online saying they didn't have a smartphone plan with that phone. 


I use an E7 and haven't had any issues with at&t adding a smartphone data plan to my account; in fact as previously indicated by dmapr, the only data options available to choose within my on-line account access are the non-smartphone data plans.  That being said, I don't use large amounts of data as I primarily use the phone for e-mail, with only occasional data use.

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