Does T-mobile $10 dumbphone internet plan work on S7?

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  1. foxyz

    foxyz Member

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    Hi,
    I currently have a Nokia Nuron on 2-year contract with T-mobile (in U.S.). I got the phone in Sept, 2010. At that time, the T-mobile rep added $10 unlimited internet.

    I can surf the net unlimited on Nuron including youtube.

    2 weeks ago, I moved my sim card to a Huawei T-Mobile Comet (IDEOS). The internet worked only for a few hours. Then it was shut down & redirected a T-mobile page asking to upgrade to a smartphone internet plan.

    I moved the sim back to Nuron, the Internet worked again. Still paying $10 per month for the Internet.

    I was wondering if I purchase a Huawei S7 from Best Buy & move the sim card to S7. Will I still have unlimited internet for $10? Does it help if I change the APN to internet2.voicestream.com?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    I use my N900 with the $10 dumbphone plan. If I use epc.tmobile.com, I get prompted to upgrade, if I use internet2.voicestream.com, it works no problem.

    I briefly tested my sim in the S7, data worked using epc.tmobile.com (default) apn. I only had it in a couple of minutes though.

    The Comet appears to be a T-Mobile phone, and in their system as a phone that require a data plan, hence the prompt to upgrade. My N900 isn't a T-Mobile phone, so it kind of slips through the system.

    I don't know for sure how long the S7 will work, or if internet2 apn will work. I may try this weekend just to see.
     
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    OK, I decided to swap the sim card for the afternoon.

    In the S7 with either apn, after a bit of fiddling, I get re-directed to the my.t-mobile.com login page. Putting the sim back in my N900 and internet access is still there.

    So, I wouldn't count on it working in the S7 with the $10 dumbphone plan.
     
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    Thanks, lemmyslender !

    I guess T-mobile Comet & Huawei S7 could share similar IMEI numbers identifying them as smart Android devices.

    Foxy_Z
     
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    I have the Nokia Nuron and the $10 data plan. I bought the S7 around Thanksgiving. I had to upgrade my data plan, then of course they made it so you could no longer have voice and data at the same time. I was able to go back to my $10 data plan on my Nuron. I wish I knew a way to tether the S7 to my Nuron, for it is very easy to tether with my laptop. I have not been able to find any info on how to do this. I ended up giving the S7 to a relative.
     
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    If you want to share internet connection with your Nokia phone and the S7 then joikuspot will do this for an S60 onwards OS.
     
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    Unfortunately the Nokia Nuron does not work with this application.
     
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    Wow, I didn't realise it was wifiless!
     

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