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can i get this phone from amazon to use on my current ATT plan, without them charging me for a data plan?

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i have a contract W/ ATT and i have a basic phone, so i want to buy this unlocked GSM Nexus S ( http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-Google-Unlocked-Warranty/dp/B004V92C48/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334403869&sr=8-2 ) and i was wondering if i can use it on ATTS network without them charging me for a data plan
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Originally Posted by bihboy23 View Post

i have a contract W/ ATT and i have a basic phone, so i want to buy this unlocked GSM Nexus S ( http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-Google-Unlocked-Warranty/dp/B004V92C48/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334403869&sr=8-2 ) and i was wondering if i can use it on ATTS network without them charging me for a data plan

Wouldn't count on it. The Nexus line-up seems to be one of the phones they have IMEIs of so they'll force a data plan down your throat if you get it. Try T-Mobile-branded or international versions of a different model. Unfortunately, this is trial and error and there's no guarantee if they don't catch it now that they won't be able to catch it later.
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If you get a smart phone, AT&T WILL add a data plan.
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If you get a smart phone, AT&T WILL add a data plan.

Not if they don't know you have a smartphone. Right now, recognition seems to be based on IMEI. Basically, any AT&T carrier brand smartphone is out. AT&T also seems to know IMEIs for Nexus phones. However, some people have been able to use T-Mobile branded or international smartphone models and have gotten away without the data plan requirement. Of course, that could change any time.
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