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Does TMO "require" data plan with Dash

by fzz    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 experiences with the Dash? Are you able to buy JUST a voice plan and use the WIFI capabilities of the phone on a home or work wireless network?

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