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Say I were to upgrade to a 4G phone, and had to change my data plan for the 4G data. Then, I don't like the phone and want to sell it. I know getting the 4G data plan was a condition (it's the same price as the 3g data plan) of the deal, but if I leave the 4g data plan on my account, but decide to use my Captivate instead, will it work?
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Short answer, no. Non-4G phones don't have that special 4G radio and/or a required SIM card slot to enable the feature.
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Your non-4g phone will work at 3g speeds.
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post #4 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
Short answer, no. Non-4G phones don't have that special 4G radio and/or a required SIM card slot to enable the feature.
Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Your non-4g phone will work at 3g speeds.
Argh, which one is right? I guess I need more opinions!

EDIT- I see what jjsoviet was thinking. I'm not trying to use the 3g phone at 4g speeds, just wondering if I'd be able to 'quietly' switch back to my 3g phone and still have my phone work properly. I think blupupher is right...well...I hope he is...heh
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post #5 of 9
Your NON-4G phone will work perfectly fine on the 3G network.

ALL 4G phones operate on 3G networks , think about the coverage of 4G..... if it didn't none of these devices would work in 90% of the country.

Your 4G plan will work just fine with a 3G device, you obviously just wont get 4G speeds since your lacking the hardware. But the service plan will work fine.
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Your NON-4G phone will work perfectly fine on the 3G network.

ALL 4G phones operate on 3G networks , think about the coverage of 4G..... if it didn't none of these devices would work in 90% of the country.

Your 4G plan will work just fine with a 3G device.
This makes the $0.00 upgrade deal from best buy win/win.
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Quote:
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Short answer, no. Non-4G phones don't have that special 4G radio and/or a required SIM card slot to enable the feature.
Lulz, misinformation ftw.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Lulz, misinformation ftw.
Well sorry, I thought he wants 4G on a non-4G device. :|

Yes, non-4G phones will be able to use 3G networks if that'y what you're asking.
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Short answer YES! your dada plan will work on non 4G phones.
    
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