- 05-21-2012, 10:20 AM #1
My daughter wants a smartphone so she will be able to use it like an iPod but I do not want to purchase a data plan. She will use only WIFI with it. So I want to add her to our family talk plan with unlimited texting, but AT&T says I have to buy the minimum $20/mth data plan.
Can I get one of eBay and put her feature phone sim card in it?
- 05-21-2012, 11:08 AM #3
no, you put any ATT SIM in that phone and it will send the IMEI to ATT, they will see it on their smartphone list, and add a minimum plan to the account.
Get her a Straight Talk SIM. At least she will have the option to use data.
- 05-21-2012, 11:31 AM #4
- 05-21-2012, 11:35 AM #5
yes it will work just fine on WiFi.
you could also add a GoPhone plan that just givees minutea and texts for like $25. No data would come with that but at least you'd have the phone working.
- 05-21-2012, 11:47 AM #6
Actually, it could be a hit and miss. I had ATT with two smartphones over 4 years including the Titan recently without a data plan. If I was to use my upgrade and get a discount on the phone, then a data plan would be required.
I was told by an ATT rep recently that if you are out of contract, you can opt out of a data plan. I asked this just in case Straight Talk did not work out for me and I had to go back to ATT. In the past, I actually had them block all data on my phone just in case. Problem with that is if you block all data, you block multimedia messages, but text are still fine. If they will no longer block all data, you should still be able to choose "pay per use" if you are not in a contract on that phone. Then you could turn the data off in the settings on the phone.
I now use Straight Talk, so I have data for the first time.
- 05-21-2012, 11:50 AM #7
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I got a prepaid ATT sim card for free from ATT store and got the .10 a min plan...I have 25 bucks equal to 250 mins on here...I dont use data because everywhere I go, work, school, home, friends houses have data and the titan has the gps chip so offline gps.....do that 25 bucks gets you 3 months of usage and you can refill whenever