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buying used G1 do i still need to get the G1 data plan??? Plz reply


Aug 19, 2009, 11:22 AM
i am planning to buy a used G1 but i am not sure if it will work with my sim card even though it is with tmobile.... can any one help....
Rick Stout76

Aug 20, 2009, 9:44 PM
I'm pretty sure you must have the data plan to use the G1. Most of the apps need to access the Internet. I could be wrong but i would call customer service to make sure.

Aug 25, 2009, 5:55 PM
From what I've heard, TMO has been shutting data down on people using this phone on incorrect plans, and require you to adopt the G1/myTouch plan.

Aug 26, 2009, 3:34 PM
if u dont wnt tmobile data plan just get it for a week to activate the device then use only wifi to connect and disconnect or cancel ur data

Sep 5, 2009, 12:28 AM
I had to get the g1 plan to use the phone but I can still use my smart phone also using g1 data. I switch between my dash 3g and g1 often and there is no interuption with data betwen the two phones.

Sep 5, 2009, 6:07 PM
Of course TMO or any other carrier doesn't care if you use a cheaper rate phone on a premium plan.

Sep 9, 2009, 5:23 PM
they kinda care for the fact that smart phones use more data on their network than a regular phone that why they got a lower plan for regular phone.... the major reason is that gsm has a hard time pushing data...cause of the amount of channels needed for it...

Oct 14, 2009, 9:49 PM
If it's a used phone, that means it was already activated, right? Plus, if it's also unlocked. So I should be able to pop in any sim card and use it right away, right?

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