| | 03-30-2010, 10:10 PM Thread Author #3
is it true that if i dont buy an upgrade directly from at&t that the line without the data plan will retain its "grandfathered status" when i switch the sim card into my bold 9000? i read on the at&t forums that some people have been able to avoid the data plan being automatically added by not buying a phone directly from at&t. i did buy the phone from them new but i wont be activating a new sim card since ill just be switching in the old one from my pearl. i know that they changed their data plan policy after november 1st of last year but the language is a little confusing.
Beginning November 1, 2009, customers who activate, upgrade, or switch their device to a Smartphone will automatically have the appropriate data plan added to their account if one is not already present. Smartphone customers that activate prior to November 1st, will not have a data plan added to their account unless they decide to upgrade to a new Smartphone. Then, the data plan requirement will apply and the customer cannot revert back.