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    AT&T to require data plan on ALL smartphones





    Our AT&T source just sent me an email about a new requirement that will be going into effect September 6th. The first few lines read :

    Starting 9/6/09 all new activations, upgrades and equipment swaps (moving SIM cards between a non-Smartphone and a Smartphone) will now require the customer add the $30 PDA/BlackBerry Connect Data Feature attached to that line.


    So after the 6th of September if you plan on switching over to AT&T and think you can use a wifi enabled device and not have to pay for a data plan, you may want to reconsider this. I know there are a lot of you guys out there who are already doing this but you guys don't need to worry because you are grandfathered in.

    Smartphones activated/upgraded PRIOR to 9/6/09 that do not have the appropriate Smartphone data plan will be grandfathered and not required to add the $30 feature for as long as they continue using that device.



    AT&T will perform monthly sweeps of each account who shows having a smartphone. If your account does not show you have a data plan (if purchased after 9/6) then they will automatically put the data plan on your account.

    Also, starting 11/1, you can not remove a data plan unless you switch your phone to a non smartphone.







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    Crappy. Hope they have a cheap email plan you can choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Crappy. Hope they have a cheap email plan you can choose from.
    I agree....that plan better be unexpensive



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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Crappy. Hope they have a cheap email plan you can choose from.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seanren78 View Post
    I agree....that plan better be unexpensive
    Sounds like your not going to have a choice in choosing.

    Starting 9/6/09 all new activations, upgrades and equipment swaps (moving SIM cards between a non-Smartphone and a Smartphone) will now require the customer add the $30 PDA/BlackBerry Connect Data Feature attached to that line.

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    I think they are hunkering down in preparation of losing exclusivity of the iPhone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    Sounds like your not going to have a choice in choosing.
    ughhhhhh

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    Yeah it sucks but why would anyone have a blackberry or any other PDA without a Data plan

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    That's a big turn off to AT&T.

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