Google Sync with iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macfanboy, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    I use google sync currently with my iPod touch, but I might be getting an iphone soon and had one question.

    If you start using the Google Sync on your iPhone, will AT&T charge you $45 per month for data since Google uses exchange to sync OTA?
     
  2. Fenir macrumors regular

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    You're going to have to pay for the data regardless.
     
  3. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    No, they will not. I also use Google Sync and I have the $30/month personal iPhone Data plan.
     
  4. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i know i will have to pay $30, but I don't want to pay the 15 extra just to use Google's exchange

    Was there any loophole you had to do to get around a $45 data plan? Or does it just work?
     
  5. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    I use Google Sync. It just uses the regular data plan, just like any Exchange server.
     
  7. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The AT&T plans say to use corporate Exchange servers, you must have a $45 data plans, but what determines whether AT&T says you are a corporate user?
     
  8. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    I always assumed that difference was that if it is a personal AT&T account, then you get the $30/month iPhone Data plan, and if it is a business AT&T account, then you get the $45/month iPhone Data plan. You can easily use Exchange features on the $30/month plan with no restrictions.
     
  9. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. Fenir macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I think OP you are misunderstanding. The $30 will take care of all data, the $45 is for corporate iPhone accounts of which you wouldn't be.
     
  11. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    An AT&T rep i spoke to said exchange access requires the $45 data plan, so i was just came here to check if he was right (reps sometimes don't know their info)
     
  12. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    He is incorrect in this case.
     
  13. tylertech macrumors regular

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    Google Sync is completely free, and works with the $30 data plan. The exchange account the rep was talking about was for Outlook business accounts.
     
  14. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    ActiveSync is still ActiveSync, no matter if it is Google Sync or Exchange. The plan difference comes from a personally-owned phone and a company-owned phone. I could connect to an Exchange server with ActiveSync on my Personal iPhone Data plan and not have any issues.
     

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