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    valcore
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    Hi CPF!

    I am planning to buy an HTC HD7 (Tmobile) and I was just wondering if I need to buy a data plan for it. I do not wish to purchase one, I am only using it for SMS, Calling and Music.

    If there are better phones out there for music and sms, please let me know in this thread!!

    Thank you!


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    D.Dark
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    hi, you dont have to buy a plan provided that the one you buy is unlocked



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    efparri
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    Quote Originally Posted by valcore View Post
    Hi CPF!

    I am planning to buy an HTC HD7 (Tmobile) and I was just wondering if I need to buy a data plan for it. I do not wish to purchase one, I am only using it for SMS, Calling and Music.

    If there are better phones out there for music and sms, please let me know in this thread!!

    Thank you!
    The answer to your question is dependent upon the rules of your carrier and how they treat that model phone. If your carrier is T-Mobile, they may apply their rules to the phone regardless as to how you acquired it. You should either check your carrier's website or call its customer service for information. Since you did not identify which carrier is involved, there is no definitve answer which covers all situations.
    Earl F. Parrish



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    valcore
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    Quote Originally Posted by efparri View Post
    The answer to your question is dependent upon the rules of your carrier and how they treat that model phone. If your carrier is T-Mobile, they may apply their rules to the phone regardless as to how you acquired it. You should either check your carrier's website or call its customer service for information. Since you did not identify which carrier is involved, there is no definitve answer which covers all situations.
    I am T-Mobile and the phone I'm buying is a T-Mobile as well.



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    efparri
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    Check with T-Mobile's Customer Service for the rules on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
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    Hachiko
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    If the phone is locked to T-mobile then you are most likely gonna need to get a plan. I recently bought an unlocked HTC HD7 from timtechs ebay and gave it as a present to my dad (my dad seems pretty happy with it). Just a friendly suggestion, do yourself a favor and don't tie yourself with all the carrier's restrictions, you will find that unlocked devices gives a you a lot of flexibility



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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    I'm with everyone else, it all depends on if it's unlocked or not... and if T-Mobile wants to screw you.



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    phuongtran
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    You usually have to buy a data plan when the phone you are purchasing is a smartphone. The cheapest data plans that I would go for would probably be form Sprint or T-Mobile.

    I have At&t right now and paying $15 for just the data plan.



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    Hachiko
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    Quote Originally Posted by valcore View Post
    Hi CPF!

    I am planning to buy an HTC HD7 (Tmobile) and I was just wondering if I need to buy a data plan for it. I do not wish to purchase one, I am only using it for SMS, Calling and Music.

    If there are better phones out there for music and sms, please let me know in this thread!!

    Thank you!
    If I may suggest, since you mentioned that you want a phone that you can use for SMS, calling and music the strongest candidate I can think of right now is Sony Ericsson W995 since it's a walkman phone. Unless you want other features that a Smartphone can offer, the W995 will be the best choice



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    Gummib3ar
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    Re: If I buy a phone from eBay, do i require a data plan?

    Careful with buying phones off Ebay though, you never know what your gonna get! (be it bad ESN, water damage temp fix, etc!)
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