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AT&T Drops Messaging Plan Requirement for QMDs

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Apr 11, 2011, 2:03 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

AT&T no longer requires those who purchase Quick Messaging Devices (QMDs) to also purchase an unlimited messaging plan. When checking out via AT&T's online store, AT&T notes, "To ensure the best possible experience with your QMD, AT&T recommends adding a Messaging Unlimited feature to your order." It does not, however, require the plan to be added. AT&T had required them from approximately January 2010 to February 2011. The company still offers a range of messaging and data options for QMDs.

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GeeksAreBest

Apr 11, 2011, 2:34 PM

This is old news...

It's been like this for months...
I don't think it was ever actually enforced....I mean.....the smartphone data plan requirement is enforced pretty aggressively...and they could have enforced the messaging requirement for Quick Messaging Devices if they wanted to, but they never seeme...
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Azeron

Apr 11, 2011, 5:27 PM

Good to Hear

This may be old news, but for those of us who did not know it is welcome.
Frankly I don't have a problem with mandatory features for certain phones. The people who say 'I don't need a messaging plan' or 'I don't need a data plan' during activation are the same ones who come back 3 months later with 10,000 text messages (a...
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mycool

Apr 11, 2011, 3:30 PM

Hmm

I have this tingly feeling that this "news" came about just to show good will because the T-Mo/AT&T merger.
Nah. This has been around for a while and even then, was rarely enforced. We stopped requiring it for discounts back in at least Jan, maybe early Feb.
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