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New Tired Data Plans Question

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  1. bucket

    bucket Member This Topic's Starter

    Jul 21, 2010
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    With the new data plans it is $30 for unlimited data or $10 for 200MB with $0.10 per MB overage.....but that is only for the mid range phones. The top of the line phones must get the $30 plan.

    I have a G1 (classified as top of the line phone) on a non contract Even More Plus plan. So would it be possible to go on the TMobile website and just change what phone it thinks I have so that I would be eligible for the $10 plan? Can TMobile actually check and see what kind of phone I have?

  2. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2008
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    For starters, yes T-Mobile knows what phone you're using. Not only that, they know the date you first used your phone, the last date you used your phone and the start and stop dates for every phone you have ever used on your account.

    In terms of getting feature phone data to work on a G1, it's a little more gray and requires just plain falling through the cracks. I know the BH2 can be configured to used WAP data and I'm fairly certain the Vibrant can as well, but I've yet to read anything regarding the G1 being used on WAP.

    You can try the following settings once you activate the $10 data package, but I'm not sure if it will work.

    Name: T-Mobile US
    APN: wap.voicestream.com
    port: 8080
    Username: Not set
    Password: Not set
    Server: Not set
    MMSC: unchanged from original (http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc)
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port: 8080
    MMC: unchanged (for me it was 310, I believe it is based on your location)
    MNC: unchanged (for me it was 260, I believe it is based on your location)
    APN type: Not set
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Dec 2, 2009
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    Won't work, you'll get charged.
  4. Artemis68

    Artemis68 Active Member

    Oct 19, 2010
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    If $30 is too much to swallow, call Retentions and see if you can get the $20 Android plan. Its called "Preferred Android Unlimited Web" and longtime customers can have it. I have it with my G2. Its unlimited data and its for androids so no workaround.

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