Unlocked android smartphone on AT&T without a data plan?

radiologyman

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Hello, I'm using a factory unlocked palm on AT&T without a data plan. Would AT&T be able to tell if m using an unlocked not branded Samsung galaxy phone as a feature phone, i.e. without any data plan or with a feature phone data plan
 

AutoUnion39

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Jun 21, 2010
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Might depend on the phone. VZW branded iPhones, Galaxy S4s, S3s, etc all get dinged with a data plan because they recognize the IMEI.

and I don't know why you'd want the feature phone unlim plan. I'm pretty sure it has no LTE support yet.
 

radiologyman

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and I don't know why you'd want the feature phone unlim plan. I'm pretty sure it has no LTE support yet.
It's for a teenager in an area without LTE coverage and even 3G is so so. Hmm, what about factory unlocked or tmobile branded galaxy phones, cell phone data can be turned off.
 

deeddawg

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Just curious - when you login to wireless.att.com and look at the account summary, what phone picture does it show as associated with your line?
 

vistadude

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With their new $50 unlimited plan, you can use a smartphone and not be required to buy a data plan. Although for $10 more, you get 2 GB data.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/prepaidplans.html



Hello, I'm using a factory unlocked palm on AT&T without a data plan. Would AT&T be able to tell if m using an unlocked not branded Samsung galaxy phone as a feature phone, i.e. without any data plan or with a feature phone data plan