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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aparis99, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. aparis99

    aparis99 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK, I have been an iPhone 3Gs user since it came out. I am on a family plan with 3 lines. Mine and 2 Aria's.

    I have an upgrade available in 2 months, which I'm hoping they will give me the upgrade by now. I plan on going to the Inspire 4G.

    1. Will I be able to keep the unlimited plan? ATT taking that away is/was ridiculous.

    2. Does the iPhone 3Gs and Inspire 4G use the same SIM?

    2. Theoretically, what if for some weird reason I dont like the Inspire? Could I just pop the SIM back in the iPhone and resume life as normal?

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  2. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    1. Unlimited data? Yes. Read the last Q&A.

    2. Yes.

    3. Yes.
  3. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    !. Yes, you should be able to, no problem. You arent changing plans (single to family).

    2. They use the same sim AFAIK. Been discussed, but nothing came up to make us believe otherwise.

    3. If you want to switch back and forth between phones, that will work...that being said...you may find issues as AT&T requires a iphone data plan, and all others require a smart phone data plan. I encountered a small issue a few months back doing that, and I had to spend a lot of time on the phone straightening some BS out. Mine could of been an isolated incident. If you have doubts, ask an AT&T rep in store when getting the phone.
  4. aparis99

    aparis99 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the quick response. What does the $30 iPhone-specific plan turn into if I switch from an iPhone? Some unadvertised unlimited plan?

    If i switched back to the iPhone, would I have to call and get the data switched? (The ATT rep told me it was different due to something about the Safari browser)
  5. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    It will stay iPhone unlimited data.
  6. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    It's technically the same, but for some reason their system sees them as being different depending on the phone your on, which is why I had some issues.
  7. aparis99

    aparis99 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK, sounds good, now I just have to convince them to let me use an upgrade 2 months early
  8. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    No it won't, and herein lies the confusion.

    Steve Jobs (the egomaniac control freak) demanded every aspect of voice, data & text be labeled iPhone this & iPhone that. The reality is Steve creates illusions. Not realities. There is NO TECHNICAL DIFFERENCE between a data plan for an iPhone as compared to any other smartphone. It's only "labeled" as iPhone specific. Yet the reps you talk to go by the label of the plan as they don't know any different.

    So when you migrate from an iPhone to Android you DO get to keep your unlimited data, but the plan label changes to Smartphone unlimited data plan. If you fail to be sure it's changed, then you will lose it once someone notices (and they will) yours using an iPhone plan. Confusing I know, but thanks to that Jerk CEO at Apple, that's how it is.

    Notice how well I like Steve Jobs? :)
  9. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    Quoted for accuracy

  10. Quoted for inaccuracy. I have the unlimited on my captivate and it says iphone unlimited data on my account and bill
  11. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    Where the heck is Marc when we need him! lol

  12. Lol
  13. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Android Enthusiast

    Same. If you're coming from an iPhone, it's just going to say that.
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  14. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    I returned my iPhone 4 for a Captivate and my bill switched to stating "Smartphone", so I guess it isn't consistent.

  15. That's weird. You returned your iphone? I didn't just sold it then swapped my sim maybe that's why?
  16. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    When I started to "hate" my Captivate, I switched the SIM into my old iPhone 3G and didn't have data access. I went to my account online and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to switch from Smartphone to iPhone data. I couldn't remove Smartphone and there wasn't an iPhone option.

    Do you have to change something in settings after the SIM swap to get it to work? If so, I didn't know that at the time.
  17. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    When I had the Captivate for a short time, I tried the switching to and from the iphone, but keep getting data issues. i had to call and make sure the correct plan was in place. I don't understand it.
  18. coreymcl

    coreymcl Well-Known Member

    I thought about sending this question in a private message, however I thought the discussion would better serve everyone if discussed in the forums. As I'm sure I'm not the only one with this question.

    Marc, those of us with unlimited data plans and don't want to change but want the tethering option added. Is there anyway around having to switch to another data plan to get tethering added? Frankly I would be OK with a cap on the tethering option but hate to lose the unlimited plan on my phone. And before others state the obvious yes I understand it's not truly unlimited.

    Have you heard any rumors about changes in plans that would allow us to keep the unlimited data plan and add the tethering option?


    Ops wrong forum reposted in the ATT forum
  19. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    I guess it is different with each situation. When I went from the iPhone to the Captivate and back to the iPhone the name of my data plan changed each time.
  20. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    Automatically on its own?

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