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Using an Aria with no data plan

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joeydroid, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
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    Picking up a used Aria for the wife. She does not have a data plan (pay per use only). Is there an app that turns off data ? She uses wifi for data. If the data is turned off will the picture messaging still work ?


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  2. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I found a few APN apps in the marketplace. Will try them when i get the phone.
  3. mrdoc

    mrdoc Newbie

    if u long press the power button, a menu will pop up. Last option is "Mobile network". U can turn off data by clicking on it..
  4. CGG318

    CGG318 Newbie

    There is also a data widget. Long press where you want the widget -> widget -> settings -> mobile network.
  5. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    Its been my experience that, on AT&T, if you activate a smartphone, they will detect it and begin charging you for a data plan. We had this happen when my daughter swapped her GoPhone SIM into a used Blackberry.
  6. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Will MMS still work?
  7. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am on the $15 unlimited plan and I have been using a Samsung Jack for a year and now my Captivate. My wife has been using a Blackberry for over a year with no data plan.
  8. CGG318

    CGG318 Newbie

    It will work, but the data used will be added to your bill.
  9. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Why would the data from a picture message get charged to the bill ? She pays $5 a month for 200 messages which include MMS..
  10. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    AT&T enacted the forced data plan for all smartphones a year or so ago from what I read.

    What $15 unlimited plan? AT&T?
  11. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    I think that AT&T will still activate the monthly data fee for any smartphone. Turning off data will only conserve your Mb usage under your plan.
  12. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes AT&T.

    Years ago i was using an LG flip phone and the data plan was $15. Its bundled with 200 text messages for $4.99 (media max plan $19.99). I have used smartphones since then and have not been charged extra. I usually don't go over 1 gig a month, maybe thats way IDK. One time i put my sim in an iphone and within minutes i received a text saying that i need to upgrade my plan, pulled out the sim REAL fast lol.
  13. AndrewAmazed

    AndrewAmazed Newbie

    It really depends. They do check occasionally but I'm not sure how often for the Aria. For phones such as iPhone and Blackberrys, they generally have a routine check or so I've heard fro ma friend.

    I don't have a data plan and have never had one with my Aria and it's been going just fine for me. When you set up the phone / account, I simply went with use WiFi or so and then checked / turned off all data related things in settings and I haven't been charged for using data either.
  14. atc1093

    atc1093 Lurker

    Are you still today able to not have a data plan, or has AT&T detected your device yet?
  15. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was grandfathered from before ATT forced the data plan on all smartphones (~Nov. 2009?). i.e. had a smartphone with no data then switched to Aria.
  16. erwaso

    erwaso Member

    Are any of you Aria users able to get by with the 200mb plan?

    On my bb curve i average 60mb monthly from:
    -browsing a few forums daily
    -some fb checking
    -use google maps 15days out the month
    -i get about 15emails a day

    Rarely mess with apps and games and never stream music/radio/vids. Think id still go over 200mb?
  17. jerkyboy

    jerkyboy Member

    I have the 200 mb plan and don't come close to going over. I'm constantly on eBay, Craigslist, and news sites. I do not send/receive pics, listen to music, or watch videos (often). If I do watch a video, I turn on my WiFi.

    My billing cycle ends on the 18th and I've only used 50 mb so far. Hope this helps.
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  18. erwaso

    erwaso Member

    Does help thx. I got 3g watchdog so we'll see how my usage goes.

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The HTC Aria release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 384GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1200mAh battery.

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