New Tired Data Plans Question


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?


Android Enthusiast
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
port: 8080
Username: Not set
Password: Not set
Server: Not set
MMSC: unchanged from original (
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


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.