1. peregrin288's Avatar
    If I sign up for a Gophone plan with data and get the cheapest paperweight smart-gophone, could I take the simcard and put it in an S3?
    11-24-2012 10:24 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    why not just activate your account with the S3, that phone is supported by ATT
    Kristopher Grant likes this.
    11-24-2012 10:46 PM
  3. peregrin288's Avatar
    ATT doesn't offer the S3 as a gophone option...I would have to buy it separately
    11-25-2012 06:43 AM
  4. runtohell121's Avatar
    AT&T can easily flag the phone as smartphone... Your best bet is to use Straight Talk.
    Kristopher Grant and javy009 like this.
    11-25-2012 12:37 PM
  5. derekent's Avatar
    you can take the sim from your go phone and put it in the S3, after you trim it down a bit to micro sim card size. Then you have to change the APN setting on the S3 phone so you can get internet access, but once you do this, you will get 4G service, fast as . Now the only thing locked is the ability to use the S3 as a mobile wifi hotspot. You can use PDAnet to make a usb tethered hotspot, but I want a wifi one. Anyone find a workaround?
    12-06-2012 06:38 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    And I would bet it will be flagged as a smartphone and shutdown.
    12-06-2012 06:59 PM
  7. A_Fenderson's Avatar
    How do they do this determining/flagging as a smartphone: through some foolproof digital footprint a smartphone sends when it connects to the network, or through data usage profiling or similar?
    12-06-2012 09:27 PM
  8. wickedcontra's Avatar
    this might not answer the question, if you use an att phone on straught talk, you can use the att hot spot, i do it all the time on my s3 on straight talk.
    12-06-2012 09:36 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    How do they do this determining/flagging as a smartphone: through some foolproof digital footprint a smartphone sends when it connects to the network, or through data usage profiling or similar?
    I don't know, they just know. This isn't new technology. Years ago I bought a T-Mobile phone off Ebay when I was with T-Mobile and T-Mobile Customer Care knew I was using and new phone and what type. I had to call for customer service a few months later and before I could tell them what kind of phone I had, they told me.

    Maybe it's through the MAC address or the IEMI number.
    12-06-2012 10:01 PM
  10. Archienj7's Avatar
    I don't know, they just know. This isn't new technology. Years ago I bought a T-Mobile phone off Ebay when I was with T-Mobile and T-Mobile Customer Care knew I was using and new phone and what type. I had to call for customer service a few months later and before I could tell them what kind of phone I had, they told me.

    Maybe it's through the MAC address or the IEMI number.
    IMEI number is one way, there are several others though.
    12-07-2012 08:32 PM
  11. jford09's Avatar
    I had a cheap gophone with ATT that has a dataplan. Then I bought a Galaxy S3 and looked up how to cut my SIM card down to fit so I could keep my number and plan. Everything is functioning properly in my S3 except data. I can text, use calling features but I can not get the data to work. What can I do?
    04-01-2013 09:53 PM

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