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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    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?
    it wouldnt hurt to ask. they would probably require tons of paperwork and proof of this.. but im sure they could make an exception on a case by case basis.. unless theyre going to be like verizon.. verizon wouldnt remove a data plan period.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    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.
    Paperweight mode is an amazing feature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xplode View Post
    Paperweight mode is an amazing feature!
    Haha it sure is



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    i dont understand why people are complaining about ATT doing that, hasnt VZW been doing that for a while now?? Dont mean to be rude or nothing. But if you get a Iphone or BB or any other PDA, isnt it common sense that you will need data on the phone to use it for what it is supposed to be for? I understand about money and people losing jobs and stuff, but its how things work. If you buy a 200,000 dollar car, then make payments on it, and then get fired, they dont allow you to pay less and still have the car. <====crappy comparison i know. lol
    Last edited by bigdaddy2009; 08-23-2009 at 07:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy2009 View Post
    i dont understand why people are complaining about ATT doing that, hasnt VZW been doing that for a while now??
    yes. vzw will not even sell you a blackberry if it doesnt have a data plan attached. smart phones you used to be able to have pay per use or block, but vzw doesnt offer that anymore either.



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    Quote Originally Posted by xplode View Post
    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 use my Bold to text prolly 90% of the time, i had a curve i didn't care for the keyboard on that at all.. I have tried various phone and nothing felt comfortable to me texting, I rarely use my data i dont have time to play with it during work, texting is lot easier to do and takes less time. People have different uses for there BB's not all need to be cool and have data just because AT&T needs more money. Some people like to use there to take pictures with or use as MP3, so it isn't all bout data, maybe it is for you but don't get on and post bout people be cheap, last i checked anyone can buy what they wanna.... Doesn't mean you should be charged for something you don't use, maybe a BB is something a person wanted who knows, is there choice on it..

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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 (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
    Quote Originally Posted by Nosz71 View Post
    I use my Bold to text prolly 90% of the time, i had a curve i didn't care for the keyboard on that at all.. I have tried various phone and nothing felt comfortable to me texting, I rarely use my data i dont have time to play with it during work, texting is lot easier to do and takes less time. People have different uses for there BB's not all need to be cool and have data just because AT&T needs more money. Some people like to use there to take pictures with or use as MP3, so it isn't all bout data, maybe it is for you but don't get on and post bout people be cheap, last i checked anyone can buy what they wanna.... Doesn't mean you should be charged for something you don't use, maybe a BB is something a person wanted who knows, is there choice on it..
    While there are many points of view to a situation(s). We have all been able to find a point at which we are all comfortable with. Understanding and respecting each others point of view and situational circumstances is what will win in the end.

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    Lets keep this discussion civil please :cop:

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