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Does TMO "require" data plan with Dash


Oct 26, 2006, 9:23 AM
A friend of mine has the TMO MDA. When he bought the phone the TMO rep told him that the phone required the data plan in order to use WIFI even if you just wanted to use home/work wireless networks.

I understand how you'd need a data plan to access TMO hotspots or to use an EDGE data connection but if you just wanted to use the WIFI capabilities of home or corporate network you shouldn't have to buy the data plan. To prove the point, we swapped out his SIM for mine (my phone is an ancient Samsung e105, translation: no data features). His phone was able to pick up our company's wireless network without a hitch.

The problem: his TMO rep wouldn't sell him the phone unless he also bought the data plan.

Has anyone had any similiar ...

Oct 26, 2006, 9:34 AM
Smile I dont know the answer to your question, but what is cool is it will support your tmail address if you are coming from a sidekick!!! That is really cool! And unlike the sidekicks you have to pay $30 a month for all of the dash's services. I twill be well worth it i'm sure! I will be sure to let you know, I will have mine tomorrow.

Nov 2, 2006, 2:02 AM
Absolutely not, you do not need a data plan in order to get any phone with Wi-Fi capabilities. I really dislike T-Mobile representatives because somehow they are all mean, rude, and all they want is a sale to fit their quota. T-Mobile needs to address this, and root out these little suckers from their company. I've had the MDA and now I will be soon having the Dash in about a day or so. But the answer to your question is YOU ABSOLUTELY DON'T NEED TO HAVE A DATA PLAN TO BUY THE DASH OR ANY WiFi CAPABLE PHONE. You should report that T-Mobile Rep. because he was not suppose to be Conning your friend.

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