Downgrading data plan on AT&T to use with N1?


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  1. OrangeGuutan

    OrangeGuutan New Member This Topic's Starter

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    So when looking at buying the Nexus 1 for use on AT&T, I thought about the fact that AT&T offers an unlimited $15/month data plan to non-smart phones (e.g., the Samsung Solstice).

    Would it be possible to buy some crappy phone that would allow me to buy their $15/month unlimited data plan, get rid of the crappy phone, and use the Edge only data on the Nexus 1?
     

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  2. six2one

    six2one Active Member

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    interested in this as well....

    i am going to use it on att for a short while to see how edge is on this device before i jump to tmob (i have 3g in my area but friends say it dies off quickly and 3 miles outside the city they have gprs)
     
  3. jbrinkley

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    hey O'm new here. I'm switching soon. to answer your Q yes, I've had that $15 unlimited for years on many unlocked phones. ATT has never done anything about it. There is a note on the paper bill that says... If you get caught doing this on a "smart" phone the can retroactively bill you up on it. Thing is if you want text that's another $9.99 unlimited. Still cheaper in the long run. I even tethered with it for a month when my neighbor moved and took his router with him. Nothing happened to my bill. ATT website lets you add or subtract any service you want without a phone call or going to the store. All you need is the SIM and an account. I really want to buy this new phone. I just don't want TMO. I'm thinking about doing it. My other HTC just broke a few weeks ago.
     
  4. six2one

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    im another one on this boat....

    i currently am on a family plan with 4 lines and unlimited txting.

    2 of the lines (mine) is a berry plan.

    it would be nice to drop my line to the 10.00 a month for the line and then the data. my bill will go down roughly 80.00 a month if i was able to do this.

    i use roughly 400-700mb a month with my berry without tethering. so i dunno if thats plausible to hide in the shadows with the 15.00 a month dumbphone plan
     
  5. jbrinkley

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    I'd be nervous to, couple months of that might trigger something.
     
  6. six2one

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    im really hoping that they do have something in the pipes for att as far as 3g frequencies. i really dont mind paying for my data. i would keep my berry plan active and just bounce between the two devices (i have withdrawal every time i dont have a berry, lol)

    but if i can only have an edge nexus then i am going to be kinda sad paying for all that when i cant use much of it.

    on the brighter side, the fact this will use edge may keep the data usage in check. i have noticed the last month that my itemized data usage went down since i have been using my berry on wifi...so that could also help.
     
  7. summerboy18

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    AT&T version is coming out today!
     
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