1. mtlake8's Avatar
    So my mother who is on T-Mobile is eligible for an upgrade on her account. However, she does not want a new phone is and definitely not interested in a smartphone. Because of that, I want to take advantage of that and use her upgrade eligibility for myself. I am on Verizon, so the S2 won't work for me, so I will be looking to sell the phone. My question is, is there a way to upgrade without getting a data plan? If I buy the phone online, every site requires a data plan. If I don't ever put in my mother's SIM card in the phone, will she still be charged the data plan. I just don't want to mess with her plan and not be able to go back to the one she's on now cause I'm not sure if it's a plan that is still offered. Any help would be great and thanks in advance!
    dulceconamor08 likes this.
    10-12-2011 12:33 PM
  2. lmc05's Avatar
    If you buy the phone at a discounted price, the data plan is required, and it's a contracted feature. If you don't do a plan the phone is full price.
    10-12-2011 12:46 PM
  3. Drez87's Avatar
    Not only do you have to get the Data plan, But it is also a required feature, which means it must stay on for 2years, even if she doesn't use the phone.
    10-14-2011 11:07 PM
  4. lunchBB's Avatar
    Yes you can just buy the phone at full price. In that case, you don't need to have a data plan. You can indeed buy the same tmo phone at amazonwireless.com but the price is higher than in a Tmo store.
    10-17-2011 06:45 PM