Do you have the AT&T version of N1?[/QUOTE]
Yes I do
This is a discussion on Interesting conversation with AT&T rep within the AT&T forums, part of the Android Phone Carriers category; Do you have the AT&T version of N1?[/QUOTE] Yes I do...
I'm not sure if this is actually the case. According to Gizmodo, phone data is truly unlimited. It's the tethering data only that gets restricted to 5 gigs. Look at their little chart...?
PS, for the record my plan was switched yesterday too . I was told my sim card now recognizes my phone as a smartphone. Which means their systems now recognize the N1, even though it's not a supported AT&T device.
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Mayb it also depends on how much you use. I have been on the $10 data plan since I bought my first smart phone from AT&T (ok, probably 1 month after I got the phone, so I've had the $10 plan on a smart phone for more than 1 year). Have done tethering too (on both phones), but no sms so far to say I've been upgraded. My previous phone was AT&T locked LG CT810 (aka Incite) with subsidy for the contract, bought from AT&T without any compulsory data plan. But I have to say I don't use mobile internet that much. Not sure how accurate Netcounter is on N1, but it shows that I used like 800 MB of data from April till now, which about 400 MB per month (I use wifi at work and at home) and probably use much less with my previous phone. Though I use more tethering if I'm travelling (if hotel does not have free wifi) or on road trips. I have had my N1 since the AT&T version surfaced (ok, maybe a few days after it surfaced).
So I guess they only do sweeps on the IMEI if you exceed a certain usage and not sweeps on every phone on their network using the $10 data plan.
If you are able to keep the $10 data plan, more power to you. I would have likely jumped ship anyway after hearing about their 2GB limit plan.
When I got the boot back to the $30 plan, I was told that after the 7th, everyone either moves back to the $30 unlimited (if you had it before), or you get moved into the new data plans. I am even have the family share plan and I still got the boot. I spoke to a manager at the call center and he said that since I was on the $30 unlimited, I can move back. If I wasn't on that plan before, I would get moved to the new data plans once they go live with them. So they were contacting the people who can move back and it sounded like everyone else just gets bumped to the new data plans on or after the 7th when they roll out>
Well, it seems obvious that contracts with AT&T are only written in one direction: that of AT&T's. Another reason why I'll never go back to 2 year contractually subsidized phones. Android rules.