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Old 12-11-2008, 04:38 PM
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AT&T: MediaMax versus full PDA plan?

Looking at my options at AT&T, and I can get the full-unlimited dumbphone plan for $135, or the smartphone version for $150.

My brother has his smartphones on the dumbphone internet plans, it it works fine. He claims that all you get with the more expensive plan is an external IP, versus having AT&T's NAT giving you an internal one.

I don't think that would ever make a difference for my (or most people's) use...

What say you? Doesn't seem worth the price to go with the official plan. I will be using an unlocked phone anyhow.

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Re: MediaMax versus PDA plan?

I believe the PDA plans include tethering and the mediamax plans don't.

The only way you can add the mediamax plan to the account is to have a dumbphone on the account to activate it, then switch over to a pda.

non-touchscreen phones are considered dumbphones by at&t too, even smartphones.
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Re: MediaMax versus PDA plan?

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I believe the PDA plans include tethering and the mediamax plans don't.

The only way you can add the mediamax plan to the account is to have a dumbphone on the account to activate it, then switch over to a pda.

non-touchscreen phones are considered dumbphones by at&t too, even smartphones.
When I was in the store, they said you had to get a PDA plan for the Windows Mobile Standard phones as well...

Tethering? Really? I didn't see that anywhere, hrm...

Does anyone know if you get faster speeds with the PDA plan? My brother has been using them for years, and seems to think not, but he is not that demanding of his phones/service...
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Re: MediaMax versus PDA plan?

Here's one thread I found over at HoFo: http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...t=mediamax+pda
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Re: MediaMax versus PDA plan?

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Re: MediaMax versus PDA plan?

Moved to general Touch Pro Fourm.

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Re: MediaMax versus PDA plan?

After reading up on the plans, there is no reason to pay for the higher-priced plan. You are only forced to do this if you buy the subsidized phone from AT&T. If you buy one unlocked, from Best Buy, you can use the cheaper plan, and save $15 a month.
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