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



This topic has me curious, too.  I'd like to see if there are any other 
stories of successfully accomplishing this.  My dad tried at one point 
by moving his AT&T SIM from a Moto Razr to my sister's old Blackberry 
(she had replaced the BB with an iPhone).  AT&T called him a week later 
and told him they noticed he was now using the BB and he'd must add a 
data plan to his existing plan or they would drop him.  He was going to 
use wifi at home and no data when out but AT&T stopped that cold. 
Granted this was several years ago but I've long considered the idea and 
haven't.  I don't want cell data, just wifi.

On 4/22/2013 14:16, John Pilman wrote:
> 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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>> "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
>> -Albert Einstein
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