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Phone [GUIDE][07-07-2014] List of phones in/compatible with ATT Family/MediaNet Plan

I wrote this up for people interested in seeing what they could purchase currently out there on the market without being bumped up for an AT&T plan.
This list probably doesn't concern most people on XDA on Tmobile and CDMA carriers, but for those looking for a savings this is where it's at.


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General disclaimer: I'm not responsible if you get bumped up on a smartphone plan. 
Please do proper research and googling and make sure you have the right phone before putting your SIM in. 
If you get bumped to a smartphone plan, be prepared to contact your AT&T CSR with the IMEI of a dumbphone and ask them to set it for you. 
Ask questions here or check with the specific forums before attempting if you're not sure.

What the AT&T dumbphone / medianet/family plan is for:
Some rundown and pricing details in this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2#post26201562

A data plan used for 'dumbphones' and IMEI of phones not stored in AT&T's IMEI database, 
which is not limited to android and smartphones. Technically, any phone capable of retrieving 
UMTS/3G/HSPA 850mhz/1900mhz bands is capable of accessing this service. 
Whether or not the device is stored in AT&T's database is another question. 
This lets you keep using the AT&T service without having to add another contract, 
or continue using an existing one without upgrading.

There are 4 options:
- Grandfathered MediaNet users pay $10/month for unlimited data for one line. 
- Current Regular single line users pay $15/month for unlimited data for one line.
- Current Family plan users can pay $10/month for 1 line with unlimited data with the bundled with $30 messaging unlimited for all lines.
- Current Family plan users can pay $15/month for a single line for unlimited data only.

This allows end users to:
A) Continue to get an unlimited service for cheaper (although we speculate there is a threshhold before they start watching you)
B) Pay $10-15 less a month
C) Keep your old plan, no subsidized prices for new phones
Generally, any of the following world carriers should release phones that are on their UMTS(3G) 850 and 1900 MHz bands, making it compatible in the USA for 3G: Rogers (Canada), Telus (Canada), Fido (Canada), Bell (Canada), Virgin Mobile (Canada), Sasktel (Canada), movistar (South America), Claro (South America). It's important to know that the phone you get has radios for the UMTS 850 UMTS 1900 bands, since AT&T operates on both frequency sets in the USA.
Most if not all T-mobile model/branded phones (affixed on digitizer) are likely flagged as of 2012.

AT&T have detected the following phones in their system (flagged list):

HTC
HTC Desire HD Released October 2010 - Reported flagged sometime near end of 2013 Q4.
HTC One Released March 2013 - AT&T may send message about adding an LTE plan. HTC One models (link).
Droid DNA USA Verizon Released November 2012 - Reported flagged Q1 2013.
One X International (Tegra) s720e Released May 2012 - Reported flagged Q1 2013.
One S International + USA T-mobile z520m Released April 2012 - Both versions reported flagged Q4 2012.
Amaze 4G USA T-mobile x715m Released October 2011 - the USA T-mobile version reported flagged in Q1 2013. Unknown for international x715m.
Vivid USA / Raider International x710a Released October 2011 - Reports that this is flagged Q3 2013.
Radar USA T-mobile c110e (Windows Phone) Released September 2011 - flagged with T-mobile batch of Q1 2013.
Nexus One Released January 2010 - Few reports of medianet-plan working handsets.
HD2 USA T-mobile t8585 (Windows Phone) Released October 2009 - (No 1900 band). Reported flagged Q1 2013. Unknown for international variant.

Samsung
Galaxy S IV International i9500 (Exynos) Released March 2013 - Reported flagged Q2 2013.
Galaxy S IV USA AT&T/T-mobile/Google (google edition) i9505 (Snapdragon) Released March 2013 - Reported flagged Q2 2013.
Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet n8000 (Exynos) Released August 2012 - Reported flagged Q1 2013.
Galaxy Tab 7.7 International Tablet p6800 (Exynos) Released September 2011 - Has been flagged with AT&T, tested Q2 2013.
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus International Tablet p6200 (Exynos)
Released September 2011 - Reported flagged with T-mobile batch Q4 2012.
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus USA T-mobile Tablet sgh-t869 (Exynos) Released November 2011 - Most likely flagged with T-mobile Q4 2012.
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Tablet p3100 (TI OMAP) Released February 2012 - Reported flagged Q4 2012.
Galaxy Note II USA Verizon sch-i605 (Exynos) Released November 2012 - Reported flagged Q3 2013.
Galaxy Note II International n7100 (Exynos) Released August 2012 - Reported flagged late 2012/early 2013.
Galaxy Note II Canada sgh-i317m (Exynos) Released November 2012 - Reported flagged Q4 2012.
Galaxy Note II USA T-mobile t889 (Exynos) Released November 2012 - Reported flagged with T-mobile batch Q4 2012.
Galaxy S III International i9300 (Exynos) Released May 2012 - Mostly flagged Q4 2012.
Galaxy S III Korea shv-e210k (Exynos) Released May 2012 - Flagged Q2 2014.
Galaxy S III Canada sgh-i747m (Snapdragon) Released July 2012 - Reported flagged Q2 2013.
Galaxy S III USA T-mobile t999 (Snapdragon) Released June 2012 - Flagged Q1 2013
Galaxy Note I International n7000 (Exynos) Released September 2011 - Some variants reported flagged 2012.
Galaxy S II International i9100 (Exynos) Released April 2011 - Int'l flagged. White i9100 IMEI is seen as blackberry. Black is now flagged Q2 2013.
Galaxy S II Canada i9100m (Exynos) Released April 2011 - Some reported flagged Q1-Q2 2013. White IMEI will be tagged as blackberry.
Galaxy S II LTE i727r (Snapdragon) Released July 2011 - Reported flagged Q1, Q3 2013.
Galaxy S II USA T-mobile t989 (Snapdragon) Released October 2011 - Mostly flagged, Q1 2013.
Galaxy Nexus International i9250 (TI OMAP) Released November 2011- Flagged Q4 2012.
Galaxy Nexus Canada i9250M (TI OMAP) Released November 2011- Authentic IMEI is and flagged in OLAM Q4 2013.
Galaxy Nexus Docomo Japan SC-04D (TI OMAP) Released November 2011- Authentic IMEI is tested and flagged in OLAM Q3 2013.
Galaxy S Blaze 4G USA T-mobile t769 Released March 2012 - Flagged with T-mobile batch.
Exhibit II 4G USA T-mobile t679 Released October 2011 - T-mobile, some reported flagged in Q4 2012.
Nexus S i9020 Released April 2011- Flagged sometime in 2011.
Vibrant t959 USA T-mobile Released June 2010 - Only gets EDGE, found to be flagged with T-mobile batch.

LG
Optimus 4X HD p880 Released June 2012 - Reported flagged late 2013, Q4.
Optimus L9 USA T-mobile p769 Released November 2012 - Reported no longer working Q3 2013.
Optimus G e971 Released November 2012 - Flagged Q2 2013.
Nexus 4 e960 Global/Google Store/T-mobile Released November 2012 - Flagged Q4 2012.
Optimus 3D p920 Released January 2011 - (No 1900 band). Reported not working Q1 2013.
Optimus T USA T-mobile p509 Released October 2010 - EDGE device. Flagged with t-mobile batch of 2012.

Sony
Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Released February 2013 - Some reported flagged Q2 2013.
Xperia U ST25a Released May 2012 - Some reported flagged Q1 2013.
Xperia S LT26i Released February 2012 - Some reported flagged Q1 2013.
Xperia acro S LT26w Released August 2012 - Some reported flagged Q3 2013.
Xperia P LT22i Released February 2012 - Some reported flagged Q1 2013.
Arc S LT18a Released September 2011 - Seen as palm treo imei.

Motorola
Droid Razr I GSM xt890 - Released October 2012 - Flagged Q2 2014.
Droid Razr M Verizon xt907 - Released September 2012 - Flagged Q2 2014.
Droid Razr HD International/GSM - xt926 Released September 2012 - Reported as Droid 4 in OLAM Q3 2013.
Verizon Droid Razr HD CDMA (GSM unlock) - xt925 Released September 2012 - Likely will be flagged as above
Motorola Defy International - MB525 / a8120 Released November 2010 - was working for years until flagged Q4 2013.

Other
Verizon iPhone 5 - Reported Flagged Q2 2013.

How to check if your device is flagged in AT&T IMEI Database: there are 2 ways, both end up on the same page.
If you just recently got flagged (text message saying smartphone plan) then you need to wait a set amount of time before it will show up in OLAM. Maybe around 1-2 days

1) Go to http://wireless.att.com
2) Log in to your account thru OLAM (On-Line Account Management)
3) Check if your phone shows up with a generic icon or actual photo (see below)



4a) Method 1 (thanks to lovem): Go to http://www.att.com/devicehowto/
5a) On the top left where it shows your current device, see if you have a generic phone icon. To check your other lines click "Change" and you will see your list of devices.
6a) If your device shows up as "unknown unknown", your IMEI has not been detected by AT&T.
7a) If you're undetected, profit. $$$


4b) Method 2 (thanks to sucss): If you already have a phone/line identified in the database (with photo), click the phone.
5b) Click "View Tutorials for this device"
6b) Click "Change" and look for the phone/line
7b) If you're undetected, profit. $$$




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(01/02/2014) - Optimus 4X HD p880, Desire HD A9191
(09/04/2013) - Motorola Defy MB525
(09/04/2013) - Galaxy Nexus Docomo
(09/01/2013) - updated VZW GN2, i727r
(07/20/2013) - Added Raider, Xperia Z
(07/20/2013) - Added xt926, xt925, p769, acro S
(07/08/2013) - Added i9500, i9505
(06/08/2013) - Added i747m
(05/28/2013) - Added P6800
(05/01/2013) - Added OLAM section
(04/08/2013) - LG Optimus G (e971)
(04/05/2013) - added Galaxy Tab 7.0, Plus
(03/05/2013) - added Galaxy Note 10.1
(02/27/2013) - revamped list to non-working phones
(10/31/2012) - added One S, t999, Meizu MX.
(10/14/2012) - updated some flagged Samsungs, added LG p880, Sony Xperia models
(05/28/2012) - Sony Xperia Neo V (thanks shsplaying), LG G2x (thanks sk337sk337)
(05/16/2012) - Added: HTC One X
(03/29/2012) - Added: T-Mobile Amaze 4G, Galaxy Note i717R, T-Mobile Radar
(03/22/2012) - Corrected Desire model 8181>8182 (thanks BodenM)
(03/11/2012) - Added Galaxy S, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, LG Thrill
(02/08/2012) - Added Windows Phone section (Post #2 below)
(02/08/2012) - Added 3 SGS II variants
(01/22/2012) - Added general UMTS information, carrier names, instructions for downgrading plan
(01/21/2012) - Added missing codes for HTC Magic & Hero, Amaze 4G, Galaxy Note, Xiaomi M1
(01/14/2012) - Original release
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Default Phones likely working or tested working with HSPA/3G data bands

If you want to contribute a phone model, post in the thread.
To find phones, you can try gsmarena.com, pdadb.net and other phone database sites.
Some listing of Pentaband phones, find a carrier with their own version of the phone: http://awslookup.com/pentaband-phones/


HTC
Evo 3D NAM/Canada - x515a - Released July 2011
Incredible S NAM/Canada - s710a - Released April 2011
Desire Z NAM/Canada (QWERTY) - a7275 - Released November 2010
Desire NAM/Canada - a8182 - Released February 2010


Samsung
Galaxy Note I LTE Rogers Canada - i717R - Released February 2012 (unknown if still working)
Exhibit II 4G - T-Mobile - t679 - Released October 2011 (some reported it is working, others say flagged)
Galaxy S I Vibrant Canada - i9000m - Released November 2010

LG
Optimus 4G LTE - NAM/Canada - p935 - Released November 2011


Motorola
Photon 4G - US/Sprint - mb855 - Released June 2011 (requires this)
Milestone 3 GSM (QWERTY) - xt860 - Released September 2011
Milestone 2 GSM (QWERTY) - a953 - Released October 2010
Milestone 1 GSM (QWERTY) - a853 - Released November 2009


Other
Blu Studio 5.0 S - Dualcore 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM - Released May 2013

Oppo Find 5 - Quadcore 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM - Released December 2012

Xiaomi MI-2S - Quadcore 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM - Released April 2013
Xiaomi MI-2 - Quadcore 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM - Released November 2012
Xiaomi MI-1S - Dualcore 1.7GHz, 1GB RAM - Released August 2012
Xiaomi MI-1 - Dualcore 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM - Released ? 2011

Meizu MX 4-core - Quadcore 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM - Released August 2012
Meizu MX - Dualcore 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM - Released March 2012

Alcatel One Touch Idol - Dualcore 1.0GHz, 1GB RAM - Released May 2013
Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra - Dualcore 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM - Released April 2013

Vertu Ti - Dualcore 1.7GHz, 1GB RAM - Released February 2013

Lenovo K900 - Dualcore 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM - Released April 2013

Xolo X1000 - Singlecore 2.0GHz, 1GB RAM - Released March 2013
Xolo X500 - Singlecore 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM - Released January 2013


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What about the Galaxy Note? I know that some user's IMEI's got accidentally flagged as tablets, but that was supposedly fixed. I'm wanting to import either a Galaxy Nexus or a Galaxy Note and being able to use the MediaNet plan is a deciding factor.
 
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What about the Galaxy Note? I know that some user's IMEI's got accidentally flagged as tablets, but that was supposedly fixed. I'm wanting to import either a Galaxy Nexus or a Galaxy Note and being able to use the MediaNet plan is a deciding factor.
See this thread over at the galaxy note section:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1325020

Apparently all you need is an existing medianet plan registered to an existing phone/plan, then swap the sim over to your galaxy note and it should work over medianet.

If you are not on AT&T then you'll have to activate with a "dumbphone" (Moto Razr, etc) and have them register that IMEI to the account, then drop the SIM in there.

It seems suggested to stick with an International edition of the Galaxy note with 3G on 850/1900 bands (Like Telus or Bell, Rogers if they have it) that way if AT&T ever decides to flag US Notes, you should be fine with an international one.
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Very useful post for those trying to take advantage of the "dumbphone" MediaNet plan. I've been looking a while for a list like this and I'm glad I spotted the link in your sig while looking at the Incredible S ICS Rom thread lol Thumbs up and thank you for the list really appreciate it!

Oh btw you might want to add the HTC HD2 T9193 from Australia.

HTC HD2 - T9193
1GHz Snapdragon Processor
Note: Originally from Australia's Telstra network. The all famous HTC HD2 capable of running Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Mobile 7, Android, Ubuntu, and MeeGo.
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Thanks for the add! I'm unfamiliar with WP devices and I do plan on adding them in here, I've seen the HD7 and HD2 before and thought if it would ever work on AT&T medianet.

I looked up the Telstra network, it seems they carry the UMTS 850/2100 bands in Australia. Technically that should work in theory in the USA, but only in 850 regions. Very interesting. Also, do you know if the HD2 support the UMTS 1900mhz band?

This might be a little important since if I understand correctly, the 1900 band is the standard while the 850 is still trying to be rolled out in smaller areas of America.
That could be equivalent along the lines to someone in metro California can get 3G/H+, but the another person in Pennsylvania would only get EDGE on it, it could be totally dependent on where you live.
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As far as my knowledge goes I'm on the same track as you, it seems it depends more upon your location even in my area(California) we don't get much of a 1900 band but more of a 850 band. Seems like the 1900 bands haven't caught up quite yet.

Oh and I know this from personal experience as well as pure knowledge. I've been playing with my HTC HD2 T9193 for a couple years now and it's purely the best phone I've ever had! <3 Until... the USB Socket popped off the board itself and I'm not longer able to charge it with the traditional USB port but rather have to go by charging with an external battery charger. lol FAIL
 
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Thanks for this list of phones Kaijura!

I've been looking for some replacement phones for my family. We currently have the Samsung Mythic with the MediaNet plan on all the phones. It has been a painful phone to use over the past 2 years and we're all looking to replace them.

Are there any particular Phones on the list that are recommended, such as the HTC Amaze 4G or Samsung Nexus?

If they work with the MediaNet plan, this would be the preferred method to avoid purchasing terribly locked down AT&T phones
 
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Thanks for this list of phones Kaijura!

I've been looking for some replacement phones for my family. We currently have the Samsung Mythic with the MediaNet plan on all the phones. It has been a painful phone to use over the past 2 years and we're all looking to replace them.

Are there any particular Phones on the list that are recommended, such as the HTC Amaze 4G or Samsung Nexus?

If they work with the MediaNet plan, this would be the preferred method to avoid purchasing terribly locked down AT&T phones
The limits are going to be your budget.
Seems as of this posting time, the best your money can get you are the Canadian Amaze 4G (x715m), the Canadian GSM Galaxy Nexus, or a GSM Samsung Galaxy Note. The should all work fine.
I'm still not sure if the T-mobile Amaze 4G works with a dumbphone plan, the 3G frequencies are supported, but the device was made to support AT&T radios in mind. Does that mean AT&T will eventually add these to their database to catch the money loopholes? This is only an answer their marketing/economics division can answer.

AT&T had the IMEI's of GSM Nexus S and Nexus Ones when they were released for the Canadian carriers, so most of those users got bumped to a smartphone plan. Part of it was I think because it is google endorsed, those IMEI sequences were not exclusive to the respective carriers.

I suppose it mainly depends on which flavor of SoC you want to try. Samsung for the Exynos, or the same old Snapdragon line. Personally, I'd wait to see what MWC this month comes out with. Those phones won't be released till some months later down the line, but at least you'll know what's new in 2012 for now instead of paying premium for the current lineup.
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