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  1. Alpha_Link

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    I'm going to be purchasing my first Android phone, specifically a Motorola Atrix. The problem is AT&T is very anal about needing a data plan with all smart phones that are used with them, and instead of getting an extra $25 a month thrown on my already high bill, I was wondering if the OS gives you an option to disable data completely. If not, would jailbreaking it do the trick?

    Thanks!
     

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    There is an app in the market called APNDroid. Hope I helped.
     
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    You can just turn off 3g data and only use wifi when available. However, i'm almost positive you still have to pay for a data plan no matter what.
     
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    I'm not with that app
     
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    Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. However, would perhaps unlocking the phone work, as I hear AT&T cannot see unlocked phones and thus, charge for a data plan?
     
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    Well even if you unlock it, you still have to pay them for service.
     
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    If you got your phone unsubsidized (full $500), AT&T can't charge you for data. If you're getting your Atrix subsidized (free atm), then you're required to sign up for a data plan. I believe you can get 200mb for $15 with their tier data plans.
     
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    I am not paying for a data plan because of that app.
     
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    Where did you get that about unsubsidized phones? I'd love to have the info.

    On TMO, my voice only user can use a BB Pearl or the Samsung Galaxy 3 with no data plan if his current phone quits. He doesn't even know how to text and he'll keep that Nokia 6086 until it dies. Just for grins I checked with ATT and since one is a BB and the other a smartphone, I have to have a data plan.

    I prefer GSM and prefer to buy unlocked phones anyway.
     
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    hey, I downloaded apndroid and disabled 2g/3g data and then deleted the app by mistake a few days later without enabling the data again... now i cant turn it back on as the app is gone... anyone help me? have a SS Galaxy 2....

    Thanks a lot
     
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    Have you tried installing it again to enable the data option?
     

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