One of my friend is selling me a Droid incredible since his current contract is up with Verizon.
I currently dont have a data plan with Verizon. I am trying to switch phones and Verizon is stating that I *must* take up the $30 data plan.
I told them I have already blocked data plan on my line and would like to continue to have it blocked. But all Verizon reps are saying that all smartphone will use data even though it is blocked. I asked them what is the meaning of "blocking data plan" then? They said this is what their "policy" is.
Any recluse against Verizon?
Unless you plan on only using your Inc to make phone calls and text, you will inevitably use data. Data constitutes: Email, Facebook, Apps, browsing the internet, syncing services, etc.
It has always been EVERY carriers policy to require a data plan for smartphones because what differentiates smartphones from regular ones are the data-intensive features. If you dont want to use data, you are limiting ALL of the smartphones abilities, and you might as well have a cheaper feature phone.
In a way yes, but its not inconceivable that you only do these things when connected to a WiFi network?
You are limiting the phones capabilities yes, but its not impossible to own a smart phone without a data plan.
Yes but my understanding is not on the Verizon wireless network. If you have a smartphone activated on the Verizon wireless network, you WILL see a data plan charge on your bill.
there is only one way to activate a smartphone without a data plan on verizon, but by doing so you wont be able to make or receive calls or texts as it blocks all of your 3g service. right now we do have a 20$ 300mb promo feature. sure its expensive for the amount of data it gives, but if your really not going to use the web outside of wifi it shouldnt matter, and your saving 10$ a month.
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