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Can you use Verizon smartphone w/out data?

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I've seen a forums that say yes, and a few that say no. I'm looking to get a cheap android phone, but all of them require data, which I don't. Have you guys had any luck with this?
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Nope. Not gonna happen. Verizon knows what phone you have whether you call to activate or walk it into a store and they won't let you get away with no data plan.

However, I can say that there is absolutely no point in having a smartphone if you do not want data. Too many features of a smartphone rely on data for it to not have it.

I tried walking around for a whole day on my WinMo phone with 3G turned off just to see if I could manage on WiFi alone. It was annoying to say the least and I turned 3G back on after an hour.
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Such a bummer...

As a college student, they really chew your ass on the data, and it really sucks. No matter which way you look at it -regardless of the phone/carrier you have -smart phone users pay from $80-100 every month. To me, that's just obnoxious.
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why not get a wifi only android tablet or phone-ish device and have a standard "feature phone"?
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I paid 50$ a month in CANADA with data. Why is Canada in caps? We have the worst cell phone plans in North America. You can find plans with cheaper data. My plan costs me 70$ a month of phone protection, taxes, unlimited calling to 10 people, unlimited texts, and half a gig of data. So... just look for a plan that suits only what you need, and grab that. I only have my plan because long distance to some of my fab10 is heavy. xD

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Just checked verizon for you, and you would get unlimited data for 30$ a month. Just get a cheap voice plan with that and you're good to go. Their featured plans range from 30$ to 70$. If you want unlimited everything you're looking at 100$ a month. But they have a voice plan for 30$. So that's 60$. I don't know what you would pay in taxes but there you have one option. Does it have to be verizon?
Edited by Bloodfire - 4/26/11 at 12:50pm
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Originally Posted by kidwolf909 View Post
However, I can say that there is absolutely no point in having a smartphone if you do not want data. Too many features of a smartphone rely on data for it to not have it.
Basically this. Seems you only want a smartphone as a conversation piece or a gameboy.
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If you don't want data, don't get a smartphone, or go for a semi-smart one. If you need mobile internet on wifi, see if you could carry an iPod Touch or some small tablet with you.
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