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    got the "restricted data" text message

    so i recently got the text message saying that my data service has been restricted due to sim swapping. i currently use a nokia n82 on the unlimited plan for non-smartphones. i admit that i saw the internet sharing feature on the phone and i was curious and tried it out. but i didn't use it for very long and i didn't think att would notice the difference. i really don't see myself teathering anymore so i don't want to add the tethering feature to my plan. does anyone know how i can get my data service back though. right now it seems that i can't get online with the att data anymore. thanks

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    I got the same thing on my Desire.

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    This is the first I hear of "restricted data". What causes it exactly? I have my SIM in a Desire Z with non-smartphone unlimited and they haven't said anything. I haven't tethered in over two weeks, though.

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    When you put the SIM card into a different type device, you get a restricted data notice. Different type devices means putting a phone's SIM card into a PC Card/USB modem, notebook/netbook or tablet. There is a message in this thread with the details: http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...Wi-Users/page6
    Last edited by efparri; 03-24-2011 at 06:52 AM.

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    I got a "eligible data plan is required" text on my HTC Desire. Data didn't work for a couple hours but working now.

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    ouch
    they are switching you to a $25 / 2gb plan

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    thanks good to hear that i'll have data again after the billing period ends. but why did some people get their data service back sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri View Post
    When you put the SIM card into a different type device, you get a restricted data notice. Different type devices means putting a phone's SIM card into a PC Card/USB modem, notebook/netbook or tablet. There is a message in this thread with the details: http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...Wi-Users/page6
    This can't last. AT&T is admitting they are going to charge users for something they can't use.
    More Bars in More Places.

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    This device crap is ridiculous. They need to make a uniform set of metered data plans that are identical for all phones, smartphones, tethering, and data cards, so that people can swap SIMs, and if they want more data, people can pay for more data.

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    That would be amazing, yes. Unlimited should never have been sold.
    My statements and opinions do not reflect those of my employer, AT&T Mobility. This is disclosed per FTC regulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSMinCT View Post
    This device crap is ridiculous. They need to make a uniform set of metered data plans that are identical for all phones, smartphones, tethering, and data cards, so that people can swap SIMs, and if they want more data, people can pay for more data.
    QFT

    finally a rant about data that makes sense, and doesn't involve some dumb idea....:thumbsup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1pathy View Post
    Unlimited should never have been sold.
    Unfortunately, it is like a crack dealer offering the first hit for free or very little $$ knowing you will be instantly addicted and that you will pay virtually anything to get the next hit.
    Don't make me turn this car around.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSMinCT View Post
    This device crap is ridiculous. They need to make a uniform set of metered data plans that are identical for all phones, smartphones, tethering, and data cards, so that people can swap SIMs, and if they want more data, people can pay for more data.
    You my friend nailed it right there. Now why this is so hard to comprehend for AT&T I have no idea.

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