[Novalug] [OT] Smartphones
rich.goodwin at cox.net
Wed Apr 2 07:51:57 EDT 2008
The IMEI is the unique identifier for the phone physically
(International Mobile Equipment Identity) -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMEI. The SIM card has a unique serial
number as well - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_Serial_Number.
This is why I was trying to find out what the carriers tied the data
plan to. They try to track the IMEI - or AT&T makes the appearance they
do. I found this out when we swapped in unlocked GSM phones and it
caused them confusion (which made me happy!).
On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 06:37 -0400, greg pryzby wrote:
> My experience is all information is tied to the IEMI (?) on the SIM.
> Including being able to store the phonebook
> /me is waiting for the Exchange support on the iPhone and my curve
> will be for sale :)
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 6:33 AM, Rich Goodwin <rich.goodwin at cox.net>
> This is what I would have expected but wanted some empirical
> evidence to
> back it up. I haven't asked AT&T since I am looking at
> renewing my
> On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 19:11 -0400, Pete Nuwayser wrote:
> > I don't know the answer to this, but I'm also on AT&T and
> > something kind of similar.
> > First, I had this:
> > AT&T - BlackBerry 8300c - 900 minute plan with BB Unltd Data
> > Then I switched phones. I got a motorazr v3xx, but I kept
> my phone
> > number. They gave me a new phone, a new SIM card, the same
> > number and a different minutes plan, but I never cancelled
> the BB
> > Unltd Data Plan, and hey presto I have unltd data on my
> > (which is great for watching youtube or using as a modem).
> > What did AT&T say about it?
> > Pete
> > On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Rich Goodwin
> <rich.goodwin at cox.net> wrote:
> > > Very off topic but I'm figuring someone will be able to
> > >
> > > If I have two GSM SmartPhones - one with a data plan and
> one without, is
> > > the data plan tied to the SIM card or the phone? Can I
> swap the SIM
> > > cards and continue on?? My expectations is, with GSM, I
> should be able
> > > to swap the SIMS but just want to be sure. The carrier
> would be AT&T if
> > > it matters.
> > >
> > > Rich
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