Buying 8900 - data plan?
I currently have an 8310 without a data plan; I've had it for so long that I know the grandfather clause is protecting me. I've tried to read up on the mess surrounding 9/6/09, but I need some clarification.
If I buy an 8900 off of eBay, for example, that's AT&T branded, will I be caught and receive the text message about a $30/mo data plan, despite the fact that I didn't purchase it from a dealer or AT&T store?
Would the same thing happen if I bought an unlocked T-Mobile 8900 and inserted my current SIM card?
- CrackBerry User
01-05-2010, 10:53 PM #5
- 24 Posts
I am an AT&T Cust Service Rep, the 9/6/09 Clause was revised on 11/1/09, This new Policy requires that ANY activation of a Smartphone, this includes switching to any smart phone regardless of grandfathered or not, new or used, You have to activate the data pkg, At&t is starting to do sweeps to catch anyone not grandfatered with the device that they had prior to 11/1/2009 any device added after 11/1 will be have the data plan automatically added
- 01-09-2010, 07:04 AM #7
I still think this is the must ridiculous business idea I have heard of in a LONG time. People should not be forced to pay for something they do not want/need just because of their phone choice. Especially buying a third party phone! I can KIND OF understand if they buy new from carrier.Brent Hughes
- CrackBerry Master
01-09-2010, 09:32 AM #8
- 1,174 Posts
- Don't post your PIN online, people.
If you are so set upon using a BlackBerry, then not using BIS services which the whole line of devices depends upon to do pretty much anything, then buy one from RIM.
AT&T will not be able to identify (automatically) what model of phone you're using, but don't ever call for help with it, unless you plan on switching to a basic phone in the same call.