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    Default Re: Switching SIMs between Android and BlackBerry

    I'd try it, just to see what happens.

    I don't think the carriers can arbitrarily change your data plans legally without first notifying you. In the worst case, they would terminate service on one of them, forcing you to contact them.

    I think a lot of their terms (I say that loosely) are more intended to scare you.
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    Default Re: Switching SIMs between Android and BlackBerry

    Wow, I've never seen this happen, a reply before the issue. I've removed the duplication
    Last edited by Moscow Desire; 08-03-2011 at 09:35 AM.
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    Default Switching SIMs between Android and BlackBerry

    I am on AT&T and have the BlackBerry enterprise data plan. I wanted to try out an android device especially for development. I saw the Nexus S was free today and my hope was I could get the device and switch back and forth as needed.

    I called AT&T to ask about some plan details. I was told that if I place my SIM into an android phone it would activate an android data plan, I would not be able to switch back and forth on the SIM and that if I wanted to swicth to any data plan not BlackBerry I would loose my unlimited data.

    Does any one know different? Is this the same on all carriers?
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    I believe you can get by if you use a smartphone that is NOT in the carrier's lineup. For example using the Tmobile G2 on At&t, they may not recognize it is a smartphone. Only heard of this though, have not tried it myself.

    Unfortunately most carriers require data on androids, and love activating it as soon as they notice you're using one, even if you don't want it. You could always buy unsubsidized (or try a prepaid phone like the Triumph) not put in a simcard and still use it for development, sucks I know. We would love to have you as a dev if that's any consolation.

    Sent from my T-mobile G2 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Switching SIMs between Android and BlackBerry

    When I went from my BlackBerry 8520 to my myTouch 4G I had to change data plans (but I was on BIS not BES). Fortunately, being on T-Mobile everything stayed unlimited (and the Android plan was the same price as the BIS plan. Score!)

    But yeah, that's pretty standard.
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    I don't think it can be swap like that? Just heard it now
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    Default Re: Switching SIMs between Android and BlackBerry

    Went to best buy mobile. They were able to keep my BlackBerry unlimited plan. My new Nexus S seems to be working great!
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    Nevermind they screwed it. Just checked my account online. I now have tiered data!! Boo!!!! Will go back today!

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