Buying a smartphone then canceling data plan?
by metroidnemesis13 - 9/5/10 9:07 PM
I have AT&T right now and I use a lot of smartphones I bought off craigslist (I have a Nexus One and iPhone 3GS) and I like to upgrade phones frequently. I have an upgrade next January but I don't have a data plan (I have the unlimited texting plan and a pretty good phone plan). I was wondering if I could sign up for the data plan and just cancel it. I know they charge a $175 cancellation fee for canceling the data plan but some of the time it's cheaper to pay that then paying, say $600 for a new phone outside of contract. My friend is under the impression that if he has an existing data plan then cancels in a month he won't have to pay the cancellation fee. What's their policy? anyone done this?