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  1. ParishyM

    ParishyM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well after 2 months of using the N1 with a $10 medianet family plan i got the dreaded text and email saying my plan had been upgraded to the $30 smartphone plan.


     

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    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member

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    on xda forums there is a thread on this...

    Apparently google gave the n1 imei's to at&t.

    I sense a horrible disturbance in the force..

    It also screws up my own chances of getting one.

    I was going to get it because it *WAS* cheaper than iphone..

    now it is about as expensive.. well way more expensive really..

    I really, really don't know what to do.. 200 mb won't be enough from what i've read.. and 2 gigs is pretty expensive..

    I'm SOL
     
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    Sucks. I'm sorry.

    I just willingly switched to the expensive plan, cause I would be screwed if I got that after there was no unlimited plan.
     
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    It sorta blows my plans to get an n1 all together..

    It is hard to justify paying 529$ just to have to turn around and pay 25$ or 30$ a month on top of that..

    and no way I can afford to.. or convince my parents too :(
     
  5. ParishyM

    ParishyM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i buy the phone from Google and they stab
    me in the back.

    Thanks Google :mad:
     
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    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member

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    In all fairness to google..

    At&t doesn't have but, one android phone.. and google is trying to get the nexus one out of their online store..

    I have a feeling I don't know if its bad or good.. but, something big is about to happen.

    Google giving away imei's to at&t, apple's WWDC conference monday, and at&t ending unlimited data..

    I don't know what.. but,s omething big is about to happen and either suck.. or rock or socks.
     
  7. tamanaco

    tamanaco Well-Known Member

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    No one is giving away IMEIs.

    The IMEI is a "standard" identifier. Based on this number "anyone" can easily find the maker and model of a cell phone from sites like this.

    If you want to get more details from the IMEI you need to get access to the IMEI database from associations like GSMA.
     
  8. surin

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    technically yes AT&T already HAD the IMEI numbers...
    however they can now identify that it is a nexus one.

    i work for AT&T, before my profile in the billing system said "unknown equipment"
    i checked the other day(when i saw the big post on XDA) and my profile in the billing system now says "HTC Nexus One"
     
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    The fact that AT&T did not update your profile in the billing system is just a matter of updating their system with the "current" GSMA database. All manufacturers are assigned a unique ID number, but they must submit other relevant information Model # / Type... etc to the standards body for filing before the phones can be made/distributed. These unique identification numbers are assigned to each phone during the manufacturing process and are available to the makers before each assembly run. If you buy a phone that was recently made, it will in the standards' body database and very likely not on in the telco database until they update their systems.
     

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