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Replying to:  WIFI PHONE OR AT&T DATA PLAN ?????????????????? by lahmacun   Oct 5, 2008, 10:08 PM

Re: WIFI PHONE OR AT&T DATA PLAN ??????????????????

by Maarek    Oct 28, 2008, 6:29 AM

I inquired many AT&T techs about this even other carriers.

Here's the scoop:

If you get a smart/PDA phone, you NEED a data plan. Once you use the web program and just TRY to use a wifi signal, you might switch over to a tower without noticing and start being charged. One tech mentioned that someone did this and had high bills due to the phone using the towers.

Try and signup for the Net Media for $15 and use your smartphone, they won't know the difference other than additional web browsing and NEVER use the phone as a modem, they keep track of how much data passes between your phone and will make you pay an overage charge.

I plan on the same thing, get a smartphone with a Net media plan, but I haven't found a phone I liked.

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