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    Quote Originally Posted by dchandler View Post
    Yeah it sucks but why would anyone have a blackberry or any other PDA without a Data plan
    Very easy. I was given an iPhone 3GS from a client. Never activated it or anything. But since I am surrounded by WiFi 90% of the time I can still use all the functionality of the phone for free, with no data plan. Use fring or skype for calls, internet over wifi, email over wifi etc. etc. And I am not the only one doing this. While this is not a BB just an example of how one can get around a data plan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Very easy. I was given an iPhone 3GS from a client. Never activated it or anything. But since I am surrounded by WiFi 90% of the time I can still use all the functionality of the phone for free, with no data plan. Use fring or skype for calls, internet over wifi, email over wifi etc. etc. And I am not the only one doing this. While this is not a BB just an example of how one can get around a data plan.

    Don't forget good 'ol google voice! That really pisses att off.

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    That is sad, i guess they don't have enough money....



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    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"
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    I've come close to canceling my data plan due to not being able to afford it (unemployed).



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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    I've come close to canceling my data plan due to not being able to afford it (unemployed).
    my comment was not supposed to be a cheap shot at anyone... obviously situations arise and bad things happen (sorry to hear about yours)... But my point was that someone who purchases this kind of device should be aware of the additional cost.. You use your device, you have a data plan, but due to a situation it would be more cost effective for you to be able to remove it and i'd def agree that its good for that option to be there.. I personally find it stupid for those who buy the device to be "cool" and look bad ass but dont get data because its too "expensive".. No sense in complaining at&t is now just following verizons model on data and advanced devices
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    Quote Originally Posted by xplode View Post
    my comment was not supposed to be a cheap shot at anyone... obviously situations arise and bad things happen... But my point was that someone who purchases this kind of device should be aware of the additional cost.. You use your device, you have a data plan, but due to a situation it would be more cost effective for you to be able to remove it and i'd def agree that its good for that option to be there.. I personally find it stupid for those who buy the device to be "cool" and look bad ass but dont get data because its too "expensive".. No sense in complaining at&t is now just following verizons model on data and advanced devices
    I agree. And is a good question I would like to hear how AT&T would handle. If that sort of situation arises, would they allow you to remove it?

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    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.

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