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original iPhone - smartphone or not?

On postpaid, the original iPhone is probably one of the few smartphones where you're not forced into the $30 3G data plan due to the lack of 3G. I'm curious, is it the same for prepaid?

On postpaid, the original iPhone is probably one of the few smartphones where you're not forced into the $30 3G data plan due to the lack of 3G. I'm curious, is it the same for prepaid?

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hnzw_rui wrote:

On postpaid, the original iPhone is probably one of the few smartphones where you're not forced into the $30 3G data plan due to the lack of 3G. I'm curious, is it the same for prepaid?


The $30 Unlimited Data plan no longer exists and is not available anymore for postpaid customers... The original iPhone 2G is still considered a smartphone, but you will not need a data plan unless you WANT to use data services. Which I don't see why you would, considering the iPhone 2G only operates on EDGE...

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hnzw_rui wrote:

On postpaid, the original iPhone is probably one of the few smartphones where you're not forced into the $30 3G data plan due to the lack of 3G. I'm curious, is it the same for prepaid?


The $30 Unlimited Data plan no longer exists and is not available anymore for postpaid customers... The original iPhone 2G is still considered a smartphone, but you will not need a data plan unless you WANT to use data services. Which I don't see why you would, considering the iPhone 2G only operates on EDGE...

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Wild Banchi wrote:
The $30 Unlimited Data plan no longer exists and is not available anymore for postpaid customers... The original iPhone 2G is still considered a smartphone, but you will not need a data plan unless you WANT to use data services. Which I don't see why you would, considering the iPhone 2G only operates on EDGE...

Actually, that's not true. The $30 Unlimited Data plan has never applied to the iPhone 2G. Even now, if you activate an iPhone 2G on AT&T postpaid, you'll be offered the $20 unlimited data/200 text messages plan. If you then switch the SIM card from the iPhone 2G to a 3G smartphone, you'll automatically be switched to the $30/unlimited data plan.

 

That said, given my usage, I'm probably better off opting for the 10c/min plan and adding $5/10MB or $25/500MB data feature packages every now and then rather than the $50/MO for unlimited voice/messaging/data.


Wild Banchi wrote:
The $30 Unlimited Data plan no longer exists and is not available anymore for postpaid customers... The original iPhone 2G is still considered a smartphone, but you will not need a data plan unless you WANT to use data services. Which I don't see why you would, considering the iPhone 2G only operates on EDGE...

Actually, that's not true. The $30 Unlimited Data plan has never applied to the iPhone 2G. Even now, if you activate an iPhone 2G on AT&T postpaid, you'll be offered the $20 unlimited data/200 text messages plan. If you then switch the SIM card from the iPhone 2G to a 3G smartphone, you'll automatically be switched to the $30/unlimited data plan.

 

That said, given my usage, I'm probably better off opting for the 10c/min plan and adding $5/10MB or $25/500MB data feature packages every now and then rather than the $50/MO for unlimited voice/messaging/data.

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hnzw_rui wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
The $30 Unlimited Data plan no longer exists and is not available anymore for postpaid customers... The original iPhone 2G is still considered a smartphone, but you will not need a data plan unless you WANT to use data services. Which I don't see why you would, considering the iPhone 2G only operates on EDGE...

Actually, that's not true. The $30 Unlimited Data plan has never applied to the iPhone 2G. Even now, if you activate an iPhone 2G on AT&T postpaid, you'll be offered the $20 unlimited data/200 text messages plan. If you then switch the SIM card from the iPhone 2G to a 3G smartphone, you'll automatically be switched to the $30/unlimited data plan.

 

That said, given my usage, I'm probably better off opting for the 10c/min plan and adding $5/10MB or $25/500MB data feature packages every now and then rather than the $50/MO for unlimited voice/messaging/data.


You're correct in stating that the Unlimited Data plan did not apply to the iPhone 2G, and I understand that. I still think the iPhone 2G will even require a data plan choosing from either the $15 200MB or $25 2GB plan on post paid. The Unlimited Data plan is non-existent anymore - in other words, AT&T has completely dropped it from their choices. The only people who have Unlimited plans are grandfathered smartphone users.

Aside from that, I would agree that the $0.10 a minute voice plan and a data package add-on would work well for you.

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hnzw_rui wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
The $30 Unlimited Data plan no longer exists and is not available anymore for postpaid customers... The original iPhone 2G is still considered a smartphone, but you will not need a data plan unless you WANT to use data services. Which I don't see why you would, considering the iPhone 2G only operates on EDGE...

Actually, that's not true. The $30 Unlimited Data plan has never applied to the iPhone 2G. Even now, if you activate an iPhone 2G on AT&T postpaid, you'll be offered the $20 unlimited data/200 text messages plan. If you then switch the SIM card from the iPhone 2G to a 3G smartphone, you'll automatically be switched to the $30/unlimited data plan.

 

That said, given my usage, I'm probably better off opting for the 10c/min plan and adding $5/10MB or $25/500MB data feature packages every now and then rather than the $50/MO for unlimited voice/messaging/data.


You're correct in stating that the Unlimited Data plan did not apply to the iPhone 2G, and I understand that. I still think the iPhone 2G will even require a data plan choosing from either the $15 200MB or $25 2GB plan on post paid. The Unlimited Data plan is non-existent anymore - in other words, AT&T has completely dropped it from their choices. The only people who have Unlimited plans are grandfathered smartphone users.

Aside from that, I would agree that the $0.10 a minute voice plan and a data package add-on would work well for you.

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Wild Banchi wrote:
You're correct in stating that the Unlimited Data plan did not apply to the iPhone 2G, and I understand that. I still think the iPhone 2G will even require a data plan choosing from either the $15 200MB or $25 2GB plan on post paid. The Unlimited Data plan is non-existent anymore - in other words, AT&T has completely dropped it from their choices. The only people who have Unlimited plans are grandfathered smartphone users.

Aside from that, I would agree that the $0.10 a minute voice plan and a data package add-on would work well for you.

Actually, if you're using an iPhone 2G, you're not forced into the $15/200MB or $25/2GB plan on postpaid. If activating an iPhone 2G now, you can still opt for the $20 unlimited data/200 messages plan similar to older MediaNet plans. The iPhone 2G wasn't really treated similar to other smartphones on postpaid. That's why I'm curious regarding the state of prepaid.


Wild Banchi wrote:
You're correct in stating that the Unlimited Data plan did not apply to the iPhone 2G, and I understand that. I still think the iPhone 2G will even require a data plan choosing from either the $15 200MB or $25 2GB plan on post paid. The Unlimited Data plan is non-existent anymore - in other words, AT&T has completely dropped it from their choices. The only people who have Unlimited plans are grandfathered smartphone users.

Aside from that, I would agree that the $0.10 a minute voice plan and a data package add-on would work well for you.

Actually, if you're using an iPhone 2G, you're not forced into the $15/200MB or $25/2GB plan on postpaid. If activating an iPhone 2G now, you can still opt for the $20 unlimited data/200 messages plan similar to older MediaNet plans. The iPhone 2G wasn't really treated similar to other smartphones on postpaid. That's why I'm curious regarding the state of prepaid.

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Okay... I respect your opinion, but I still think AT&T classifies it as a smartphone, which will need a data plan. But for prepaid, a data plan is not required - which I'm sure you already knew.

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Okay... I respect your opinion, but I still think AT&T classifies it as a smartphone, which will need a data plan. But for prepaid, a data plan is not required - which I'm sure you already knew.

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