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An unlocked Atrix wouldn't help as AT&T's network will already know it is an Atrix through the IMEI. Even if you bought an Atrix from Bell in Canada and somehow unlocked it, AT&T would still add on the dataplan when you inserted your SIM. The only way for AT&T to not add on the "required" dataplan would be to have your Atrix send back the IMEI number of a dumb phone. Everytime you insert your SIM card into a phone, that SIM sends the IMEI of the device it has just connected with to the network. The IMEI has an identifying string which indicates phone model, manufacturer, etc. If I recall, the original iPhone and maybe the 3G had a jailbroken app that allowed you to spoof the IMEI number. However, it is actually illegal to change the IMEI number on a phone and thus development of the IMEI changer for iOS was subsequently not supported any further. If there was an Android app that did it, trust me, I would have installed on my N1 and been happier with the extra 15 bucks in my bank each month.
Originally Posted by innerdin