08-31-2009 02:59:40 PM
08-31-2009 04:17:50 PM
No because what's in your netbook is effectively a "data only card", just like any other laptop card that AT&T sells. So it can only access the data portion of AT&T's network. It will not use your voice minutes.
Additionally, the Smartphone data plan only covers data used by the phone and not by any other device (per Terms of Service.) If you are caught using your SIM in a Netbook (or other Aircard), you could be billed for the data used. So if you want to move your SIM regularly, you will want to replace the Smartphone data plan with Laptop Data Connect, as it will cover data used by both the computer as well as the phone.
09-18-2009 08:09:29 PM
The TOS states that they may change your plan going forward, nothing more. Besides iPhone users the main enforcement of the policies seems to be at the point of purchase or when adding the plan vs the current IMEI on the account. So e.g. if you had a RAZR on your account and you add MEdia Net and then put the SIM into a "smartphone" you will probably not have any issues at all but worst case AT&T will put you on the "correct" plan.
For data card vs *phone the APN is not the same. Data cards use isp.cingular APN and phones use wap.cingular. What is possible is if you have an AT&T branded data card with the AT&T software is that it might be locked to isp.cingular, maybe not using the AT&T software will help to fix this, I don't know.
There are some data cards that support voice, but most don't.
09-22-2009 10:09:08 AM
But you will be billed FORTY FIVE CENTS PER MINUTE. Ensure that a voice restriction is placed on your line, make it data-only.
Not to say that you can't use VoIP, though. That's data.
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