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    Switching Smartphones on ATT.

    Currently I have an Iphone, but am planning on switching cell phones. I am planning on buying an Android phone, at some point, and am curious if I can just take the sim card out of the Iphone and put it in the new android phone, and leave it at that, or do I have to inform ATT I am changing phones...


    I am just curious because I know you can switch with regular phones with no problem, but I want to know if you can do that changing from smart phone to smart phone. I would still be using internet so it wouldn't be like cheating the system or anything...

    Also I like both the Iphone and Android and would like to know if I could have both phones and just put the sim card in w/e I feel like using that week..

    Sorry if these questions are stupid I am new to ATT and am not sure how this works. I had US cellular before and everything was taken care of at the stores...

    Thanks to whoever helps me!

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    iPhone to Android is fine; you'll get a wonky text message when you get a voicemail but aside from that you'll be ok. Blackberry is the only one that doesn't like to play nice, due to the requirement of Blackberry services to get things like email and BBM to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1pathy View Post
    iPhone to Android is fine; you'll get a wonky text message when you get a voicemail but aside from that you'll be ok. Blackberry is the only one that doesn't like to play nice, due to the requirement of Blackberry services to get things like email and BBM to work.
    So all I would have to do is switch the sim card from one to the other or vice versa whenever I want and everything will be okay? I dont have to let an ATT rep. know or anything? Correct, if not then it would be nice to have both phones, just because I like tech. haha

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    You will be fine. Black berry is usually the one that's difficult. And the iPhone can be since it requires its own iPhone plan for visual voice mail. But other than that you will be fine swapping sim cards with an android phone. Actually if you use Google voice for your voice mail it might not even matter.
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    Which iPhone do you have? If you have an iPhone 4, it uses a micro SIM so you will also need a micro SIM adaptor for it to work in a different phone.

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    If you go from an iPhone 4 to another phone, an then back to an iPhone, will you you lose your grandfathered unlimited data?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jst51
    If you go from an iPhone 4 to another phone, an then back to an iPhone, will you you lose your grandfathered unlimited data?
    No. The only way you would lose your unlimited data plan, would be if you went from a smartphone to a non-smartphone. As long as you keep switching from smartphone to smartphone, you will keep your unlimited data plan.

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    I was told by cs if I put my iphone 3gs sim back in to my nokia e71x that they would change my data plan from unl to 2 gigs unless I told them first.. I do not usually listen to cs as they are almost always wrong lol but just FYI
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHCharmedOne View Post
    I was told by cs if I put my iphone 3gs sim back in to my nokia e71x that they would change my data plan from unl to 2 gigs unless I told them first.. I do not usually listen to cs as they are almost always wrong lol but just FYI
    I don't think that rep. Knew what he/she was talking about, because I switch my smartphone devices, and AT&T hasn't removed the unlimited data plan on my account yet.


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    Sweet, Thank you becuase there are times I want my nokia back and I just didnt want to chance it, but then again this is why I love this site

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    If you switch sim from an iPhone 4 with unlimited data feature to another Att branded smartphone, does Att even switch your data feature to a unlimited "smartphone" data feature at all? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlo8 View Post
    If you switch sim from an iPhone 4 with unlimited data feature to another Att branded smartphone, does Att even switch your data feature to a unlimited "smartphone" data feature at all? Thanks.
    i dont think so, at least not that i recall reading about. mostly we just hear of people who got switched UP to the proper plan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlo8 View Post
    If you switch sim from an iPhone 4 with unlimited data feature to another Att branded smartphone, does Att even switch your data feature to a unlimited "smartphone" data feature at all? Thanks.
    Kinda. Certain smartphone plans have certain provisioning features; mostly Blackberry services and Visual Voicemail on iPhones. Being on the right plan makes things cleaner if you're keeping that phone for a while. If you're swapping frequently you should be ok with any of them.

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    If you want to use iPhone in the future do nothing. But if you plan to only use android and got something that isn't Nexus One or AT&T-branded then you should be able to drop down to MEdiaNet which is the same service for half the price ($15/month)
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    I just tried a sim with the iPhone 3G data feature in a ATT X10, a ATT feature phone, and an unbranded Desire, all the data works. However, when I tried a sim with the smartphone data feature in a iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G, the data does not work. Any ideas?

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