I have a grandfathered (49.99 plan with 600 anytime, n/w free)family plan. All lines are out of contract for more than a year (and are eligible for upgrade as per online account). I read in some of the hofo threads that if I upgrade a phone online, then I will NOT have to buy a data plan and tmobile will not add it at later stage ? Is that true ? I am looking for a smartphone phone for spouse to use in home on wifi.
Yes, i upgraded 2 of my lines online and did not need a data plan.
I see the HD2 is no longer available for upgrades, but if it were, it should be free by now. I'm dualbooting mine w/ WinMo and Android, have Igo8 gps on winmo or google maps on android, and works w/ tzones.
Another overlooked option, the Nokia e73, also has free Ovi maps of the whole world downloadable to the phone, free. Has wifi, gps, and the kitchen sink, i.e. UMA built-in, plus nobody does SIP like nokia.
these 4 would be my recommendation today, but as of last week, the garmin was the only one available free, plus, i got the order in before new year's eve, so psychologically, i would not have to see the extra year in my contract.
yes I had wing and dash before that. I am not interested in data plan. garmin phone is end of line so will stay clear of that. there is android version of motorola navigation which has maps on the device so don't need data plan for navigation.
btw, vibrant will not come out as free I noticed, since it is $50rebate+$50tax+upgrade fee etc and comes to about $130. The rebate won't work since it explicitly requires $30 data plan. so it will be $130 for vibrant.
wait.. so say you get a Vibrant from the upgrade, you dont have to add a data plan?