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[ale] Moving my Wife/Kids phones into the 20th Century



I can say this tactic worked for an iPhone once.  My brother walked into
the phone store and said he wanted the data plan removed. They said that
was impossible. So he bought a GO phone, moved the SIM, went back, switched
to a no data plan, walked out and moved the SIM back. I see no reason it
would not work on an Android.  Also, I have a Samsung Android MP3 player
that gets data from wifi but has no cell phone data.

...John



On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Brian Stanaland <brian at stanaland.org>wrote:

> Neal,
>
> I don't think any of them will directly sell an Android phone without a
> data plan. However, there's noting stopping you from getting a regular
> phone and putting the sim card in an android. Obviously that limits carrier
> choice though. Also, since Android expects a data connection, you might
> have to make sure data is not even an "on demand" option on the account.
>
> --Brian
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM, Neal Rhodes <neal at mnopltd.com> wrote:
>
>> **
>> Sorry if this is turning into
>> alt.gripe.about.phones.just.because.android.resembles.linux, but...
>>
>> Does anyone know of a carrier that will sell an android smartphone
>> WITHOUT a data plan?
>>
>> Meaning, it works like a phone to call and text, and when in WIFI
>> coverage, it will do the groovy smartphone things.
>>
>> I've got three people here that are customers.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 2013-04-22 at 10:27 -0400, leam hall wrote:
>>
>> So this looks like it meets the recommendations. Just need to get a good
>> provider and service contract now.
>>
>> http://www.google.com/nexus/4/
>>
>>
>>
>> I appreciate the collective wisdom. Too much marketing hype to really see
>> any truth to it.
>>
>> Leam
>>
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