Originally Posted by jjsoviet
You could use an Android phone for calling/texting without actually using mobile data, but you really have to get an unlocked device. Just get something that isn't in your network provider's catalog (i.e. get a T-Mobile phone for AT&T) so they won't detect your phone and charge you for a data plan.
The problem with unlocked is I dont have the money for it. Also, Unlocked works like this correct- buy a regular phone, free, etc. Take out the SIM card and put it into the unlocked phone. Thus you can use a smartphone without having to pay for a data plan and use a regular one.
Thanks for the comments. Money is the number one concern, I had lost my previous cheap phone which is the reason why im trying to get a smartphone so that I dont have to carry lots of different devices around. Either way, ill be spending 106 to cancel the 2 year contract, an extra 360 dollars over 2 years for the data plan on my existing plan, and 50-100 for the phone.
just one side question, Is there any way ATT can find my lost phone when its out of battery? This would help a lot because then I can take out the SIM card and buy an unlocked phone, saving me money if kept for a long time.
Edit** What I meant by finding it is the general area of where it is. It was in one of my short pockets but the next day I went to that pocket and it was gone. I tend to sleepwalk a lot, so I figured I probably did something with it in my sleep.Edited by brobanmanx2 - 7/26/11 at 7:53am