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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by buydavidarchuletanov11, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. buydavidarchuletanov11

    buydavidarchuletanov11 Well-Known Member
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    True, its what I kpet hearing from another place. She said if you keep telling them to take it off even though they say nothing works if you do, it still works fine, because you still have wifi etc?
     

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  2. LoG

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    So you can't activate the phone if you don't have a data plan?
     
  3. drustvold

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    And may t-Mo have mercy on you when your phone loses wifi connection, automatically gets on the cell network and you don't have a data plan so they charge you bit for bit data usage.
     
  4. LoG

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    Ah, okay. So I can get the 24.99 data package just to activate the phone, then turn if off and it will still work with just wifi?
     
  5. LoG

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    It will automatically switch to the 3g network when you lose wifi even if you don't have a data plan?
     
  6. chuksy

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    You can activate the with any t-mobile sim - contract or pay as u go as long as its unlocked.After activation change the sim and use the sim of your choice.
     
  7. buydavidarchuletanov11

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    So it's safer to have the data plan to avoid paying too much of anything?

    I don't understand the whole unlocking the sim or whatever some of you are trying to explain..

    So without this data thing, I can still download APPS and stuff right?
     
  8. LoG

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    If you are using wifi you can still download apps without a data package. But from what I have read, it is all around better to pony up the extra 25 bucks a month for unlimited data than relying on the wifi alone.
     
  9. happyface_0

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    I activated my phone in Canada without a data plan. Of course, I was charged by the kb but activation doesn't use much data. I then used my phone for 2 weeks without a data plan (just using wifi) just fine, but I have a data plan now and it's amazing.
     
  10. buydavidarchuletanov11

    buydavidarchuletanov11 Well-Known Member
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    Activation uses data? When they mean data, that means e-mail, youtube, browser and gps, correct?

    So, if you're on WIFI, it will work and it wont cost per kb is what I'm getting.

    I've had data since I got the phhone, but if I can savid 25 a month since I don't use it all often, and just rely on WIFI that should be cool.

    Thanks for the answers.
     
  11. punkzanyj

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    without data you're pretty much crippling the phone.
     
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