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Can someone help me justify getting a data plan?

IMO i find it pretty pointless, but to get a smartphone I have to get a data plan.
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You'll use it a lot more than you think you would.
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you never know when you might have to google something. if you like music you will have pandora with you where ever you go. If your bored (at the DMV like I was today) headphones and youtube is a lifesaver!!
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post #6 of 17
I personally have a smart phone.

Unless you are in a business in which you constantly need to be available via email or have parents who will pay for it, they are pointless.
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There's always Virgin Mobile, where $35 nets you unlimited data/text/300 minutes...
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post #8 of 17
imo i was just fine without it, but it is really, really usefull actually.
    
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post #9 of 17
if you are not going to use it for work/business, you are only "creating a need" to justify getting a smartphone/dataplan.
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post #10 of 17
I used all my previous smartphones sans a data plan and got by just fine with WiFi (I would guess you would be too if you are coming from a feature/'dumb' phone). When I moved to Android I was unable to keep data off my account so I got the cheapest 200MB plan and I barely use 25-50MB/month.

Data plans are the biggest cash grab for providers. I'm not strapped for cash, but I would love to get rid of this $15-$20 fee every month on my bill for something I barely use.
 
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