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Old 05-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible ? you think.
I just tried and att automatically added $$data plan, somehow they know what I'm using.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only way to avoid having a data plan automatically added is to not put your SIM card into the device.
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And with ATT keep it powered off!! You will be real safe then but carry a few useless ounces.

FYI, all major carriers know what type of device you are using all the time.
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AT&T scans their network and if the scan finds a device that needs a data plan but doesn't have one, they will add it automatically.
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Do they scan device by EMEI number? What if I will use T-mobile unlocked, or some other from Europe, so they don't have that EMEI in their db?
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Give it a try and find out.

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If the IMEI is in the AT&T database, then the data plan will be added. What is in the database, only AT&T knows.
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I have been using my BB9000 with At&T pay as you go without a data plan.So, if they do scan to see anybody out there without a data plan,I am one and they have not as of yet added a data plan on me automatically.Also,my phone is unlocked and I do not know if that makes a difference.
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Pay As You Go plans work differently.

The fact that the device is unlocked doesn't matter.
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