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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is There A Way To Buy SGNote LTE Outright and Only Buy Tablet Data Plan?

I'm thinking about getting the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE when it comes out and buying it at full price so I can be off contract. Is there a way I can just buy the 3GB or maybe the 5GB data plan and not buy texts or voice?

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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you try calling AT&T first with this question?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't call yet, no. I don't expect whoever I call to even know what the Note is since it's not released yet, but I guess that's just me not having much faith in AT&T. I might stop by the store in the mall tomorrow though.
I was curious because I don't think I've heard of anyone being able to do this with any of their phones before, though I hope they'll be cooler about it because it's somewhat of a tablet as well.
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You may have an easier time with the 3G Galaxy Tab 7.7...basically a 7.7" note. It has an earpiece and phone app where the Tab 7.0 Plus does not. It can also be purchased "unlocked", and considered a Tab, and shouldn't require a voice plan.

FWIW, I'm using the T-Mobile branded Tab 7.0 Plus on AT&T's $15/mo "MediaNet" plan, as the Tab supports AT&T's 3G bands. The Tab 7.7 should work the same, and will most likely be mynext device.
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I stream music a lot so I'll be needing the hspa+ and LTE. Plus I want the Note's size etc.
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As of this morning the answer was no. They see this as a smart phone and all smartphones require a voice plan.

I wanted to buy the LTE with no contract at full price and add data sim. I guess they only want part of my money because I'll upgrade with the iphone 5.

I think someone high up needs to think more out of the box. contract voice/data phone and data plan "phablet", all at one company seems like good cash to me.
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As of this morning the answer was no. They see this as a smart phone and all smartphones require a voice plan.

I wanted to buy the LTE with no contract at full price and add data sim. I guess they only one part of my money because I'll upgrade with the iphone 5.

I think someone high up needs to think more out of the box. contract voice/data phone and data plan "phablet", all at one company seems like good cash to me.
I assume you talked to someone there? If so it's disappointing, but it's their loss. I'll find a way to make it work or use another carrier. I wonder what their official thoughts are on the overseas version being used just for data, cause I think quite a few people have pulled that off.
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I assume you talked to someone there? If so it's disappointing, but it's their loss. I'll find a way to make it work or use another carrier. I wonder what their official thoughts are on the overseas version being used just for data, cause I think quite a few people have pulled that off.
I'd love to know how others have pulled data only off on the overseas one. I wanted the overseas one but lack of insurance for drop/damage on a device at full price made me pause.

I fear that whatever update they do for the ATT note will auto change international versions. I have no technical expertise and would happy to have my fears vanish.
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I've read some say they even bought a 4G tablet and used the sim in the Note and then returned the tablet. I'm not going through all that BS lol. I'll ask them myself after it launches and give them a hard time if they don't let me do it, then I'll get it on another carrier down the line.
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