That is sad, i guess they don't have enough money....
I realize this comment will cause many to become irritated or even cause the trolls to come on out... But i must say that if your buying a "smart phone" or a blackberry you need data.. I understand many people like having the calendar and things like that, i'm totally good with that.. Dumb phone calendars are horrid.. But in all honesty.. What is the point of having a blackberry/iphone and not having a data plan? Now i can also understand that for many people its much more convenient to sync everything up with the device and many may not be able to afford the +30 a month additional or cannot justify it because of a lack of a need for it... But i must admit that i find it hilarious when i see someone with a blackberry (have only seen one person so far) without a data plan and cannot use half of the features of the device.. like i mentioned before i understand the argument of sync'ing the calendars and things like that.. But i must say i found it quite funny seeing someone bragging about having a blackberry without data, not using it to organize their life.. Just to look "Cool" but whats cool about carrying a phone that you cannot afford to truly use? seems to make you less "cool"
I've come close to canceling my data plan due to not being able to afford it (unemployed).
There is certainly nothing wrong with AT&T doing this, that is of course there choice to do so. That being said, I really don't know anyone using a smartphone without a data plan, but that's just me. The only time I have done so is with my paperweight of an iPhone and use wifi to browse the internet during a layover at the airport.