Just placed order for Nexus One
I just ordered a Nexus One. Thank goodness for overnight shipping. Hopefully, it will make it on the truck/plane/etc. today and I can have it tomorrow. My current iPhone will go to my wife (all this came about after an unfortunate incident with her work iPhone and rain).
I will still be on AT&T. I understand that I have to call them up and change my data plan to a "smartphone" plan from the current iPhone plan, and that I have to activate the phone via Google. Is this correct, and is that about it? Other than installing apps and such, anything else that needs to be done? (And are the AT&T CSRs finally aware of what a "Nexus One" actually is now? I've read posts where they were oblivious to the device.)
Looking forward to learning the device, and eventually, I'll probably get into some "modifications." Thanks!
- 05-24-2010, 10:24 AM #2
You don't even need to do anything with AT&T or Google, I have 3 phones running on AT&T and I opened my account with AT&T with the iphone 3gs with a data plan and later I got a nexus one and just put the sim card in it and everything worked. Just swap sims and everything should just work as it should.
That's how I would expect it to work, but I read somewhere that after a while, AT&T throttles the bandwidth because IMEI's don't match or it doesn't know how to classify it. At least it doesn't sound like I have to do anything right away, so that's good. I have a mess of stuff to do with the line my wife uses (phone switching, number swap, etc.), so I can mention it then I suppose. Thanks for the reply!
- 05-24-2010, 10:43 AM #4
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When I bought an unlock myTouch 3G when I was still with AT&T (I had an AT&T dumbphone that I used to get out of the smartphone plan), I was using the $15 for unlimited data (yes I know the connection was only EDGE), but AT&T did not have the IMEI number in there database since that was a TMO phone. Now, with N1 for AT&T don't know if AT&T will have the IMEI in their database to see if it is a smartphone or not.
- 05-24-2010, 11:24 AM #7
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- 05-24-2010, 03:41 PM #9
Well...N1 #1 was DOA. It worked for 20 minutes, and then lost connection. I restarted, and it worked. Then it stopped. Restarted, and then got the SIM Not Found error. Tried another SIM, still didn't work. Long story short, I'm returning this one and just ordered a new one. Hope #2 is better, and hope it gets here by tomorrow. :-(
This is exactly why Google's online-only approach is not effective. I can't just walk into a brick-and-mortar store and get a replacement. I have to ship it. Ridiculous, but I knew what I was getting into when I ordered it.
- 05-24-2010, 04:40 PM #11
In my brief pre-ordering investigation, I found posts (various forums) saying that either bandwidth was throttled after a couple of months or in one case, the customer received a very large data bill (>$200 - don't know if they had a lesser data plan on the previous phone or not).
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