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rambo47 01-27-2011 08:19 PM

Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
So we know that if you use a BlackBerry on AT&T and don't have a BB data plan AT&T will periodically scan for ESN's and simply add the BB data plan to any account without one.

What would happen if somebody bought a used BlackBerry that was still registered to a BIS account with another carrier? You could pop your SIM card into it and use it for voice and sms. AT&T would eventually detect it as a BlackBerry without a data plan and attempt to add one. But the device won't be able to be registered on the AT&T BB data plan because of the prior BIS registration. How would AT&T handle this?

penguin3107 01-27-2011 08:28 PM

Re: Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
They'd still add the data plan. They don't give a crap if you can't use it. All they want is to bill you.

Motorcycle Mama 01-27-2011 08:39 PM

Re: Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
Yeah, I think that they would add the data plan based upon the IMEI of the device being active in the system. I don't think that the fact that the PIN wasn't "clear" would change this.

rambo47 01-27-2011 08:55 PM

Re: Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
So you'd have the BB data plan on your account and be billed for it, but you wouldn't be able to use it.

Motorcycle Mama 01-28-2011 05:55 AM

Re: Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
Yes, I believe so.

rambo47 01-28-2011 10:49 AM

Re: Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
Got it. I thought this might be a way for folks who want a BlackBerry on AT&T without the data plan to use it simply for voice and text. A loophole. But no, it's not happening.

Dubdub 01-28-2011 11:16 AM

Re: Question: AT&T adding a BB data plan.
 
When AT&T finds the IMEI identified as a BB or smartphone, and it is not associated with the correct data plan, they will add it. Took 26 minutes to find it on my 9000 when I brought it up to test.


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