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Is there anyway to add an unlocked smartphone to a ATT shared plan but not pay the monthly data charge?
My mother only cares about SMS, Voice, & occasionally MMS.
We would use WiFi to let her surf the net or get her email if needed.
Just interested in getting her a bigger screen.
Looking @ this[buy.com]
I would suggest just like others did that you buy any unlocked non-at&t gsm smartphone. If you care about 3g voice quality then I suggest you get a phone with a 1900 band on it. Att will have your IMEI number from your phone but their system can't tell what kind of phone it is if the phone is from a carrier other than Att. Hence their automated system can't add the data plan automatically.
You can get an unlocked T-mobile smartphone and use Att simcard in it. The only draw back will be that for voice/text/mms you'll be stuck on 2g signal because T-mobile doesn't have the 1900 3g band built in their phones.
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