08-17-2010, 11:55 PM
| | Re: DataConect
On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:01:40 -0500, in
<email@example.com>, Dennis Ferguson
>On 2010-08-17, Anthony R. Gold <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:56:13 -0700, John Navas <email@example.com>
>>> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 11:47:22 +0100, in
>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Anthony R. Gold"
>>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> The ATT site suggests they offer a pre-paid data service for $35 per month
>>>> but when one follows the link it appears that one must also buy a device and
>>>> take a 2 year contract. Is there any way to get SIM only pre-paid data
>>>> service without a contract or new equipment? http://tinyurl.com/3yqe653
>>>> How about T-Mobile or any reseller of either of those?
>>> T-Mobile sells pre-paid no contract data service without a device; e.g.,
>>> Even More Plus Smartphone Unlimited Web & E-mail for $40/month
>> Thanks. Are those Real World prices - pay $40 to get one month of service on
>> some arbitrary phone number and then walk away - or are there hidden extras
>> such as "activation fees" etc.
>Though I don't see mentioned anywhere easy to see it I'd be surprised if
>there weren't an activation fee, which might be in the ball park of $36.
A T-Mobile store will usually waive the activation fee.
>These are paid-monthly plans (and the plan mentioned above seems to
>be post-paid, not prepaid, for voice charges) so they'll want enough
>information to do a credit check.
1. Prepaid, not postpaid.
2. No credit check.
>Also, T-Mobile's 3G service is in a band (1700 MHz) used by very few
>other UMTS carriers, so you'd have to be very lucky to own equipment
>which supported it if you didn't buy the equipment from T-Mobile.
Many places (on- and off-line) sell devices compatible with T-Mobile 3G.
EDGE is compatible with AT&T.
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