This is a discussion on ATT Edge Just Works? within the AT&T forums, part of the Android Phone Carriers category; Originally Posted by hall355 I have access to wifi virtually everywhere I am. I never used the 3g on my iphone and just had it ...
I am not being charged anything besides the voice plan.
They know exactly what phones I use. It even shows a picture of each of my phones online in my account.
I called them for a problem last week and the rep noticed that I have some phones which were not obtained through AT&T and moved on without saying anything else.
Now, if they changed the verbage on their contracts and instead of calling it a 3G data plan, a Smart Phone Plan, then we are all in trouble. Any smart phone regardless of capability to receive 3G data or not would fall under the $30/mo category, even if only EDGE is being used.
So far I cannot find a differentiation in their contract between EDGE and 3G.
I guess they win again.
I figured out why my N1 wasn't accessing Internet on our family plan. Some time back when I got my dumb phone I asked AT&T to block web service. That block continued after I put sim card into my unlocked N1. I was thinking about the $10/mo plan but have decided against it based on responses to this thread about AT&T imposing the mandatory $30/mo charge. There are so many wifi hotspots in Houston such that I can usually get online if I need to. Phone service is just fine.
It appears that ATT is no longer distinguishing between 3G and non 3G phone, but rather between smart phones and non smart phones.
So, even if the N1 working only on the 1700 MHz band (non compatible with ATT 3G network) will be charged for data as a smart phone (as if it were 3G on ATT network).
If the N1 makes its way officially on the ATT network they will likely impose a mandatory 3G subscription (as they do with the iPhone).
The best thing for those wanting to save some monthly fees will be to stick with the T-Mobile N1 phones on the ATT network, which gives the option of opting out of the data service.
If you get a smart phone from ATT they impose a data plan on your account. Verizon does the same thing.
I am using my at&t sim in the Nexus One. I am in Oklahoma..On edge I get 221 kbps download and 119kbps upload.
When I get on wifi I run 2795 download and 450 up.
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