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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ebaronov, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. ebaronov

    ebaronov Lurker
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    Hi guys,

    Can I use a T-mobile G1 with a prepaid T-mobile card with no data plan. I just bought it from Amazon and when I turn it on it tries to connect to the google servers and it fails. Can I do the initial setup with some friend's card. I'll be in US for a couple of months and it doesn't make sense to get a plan with gprs/edge.

    Any help will be really appreciated.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. balazer

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    Yes, the G1 works fine on prepaid with no data plan.

    To activate your phone with your google account, you can either put in someone else's SIM with a G1 data plan, or follow these instructions:

    http://androidforums.com/support/6564-activate-stock-g1-over-wifi.html

    Also, if you can get JesusFreke's ROM or CyanogenMod on your phone, it will let you bypass the activation. But installing a custom ROM would likely still require you to bypass activation first, if for no other reason than to install the radio update before the ROM.
     
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