I want a Smartphone without a Data plan??
I've been with Verizon for 15 years using Basic phones. I really would like to have a quality phone -- good camera, music player, good call quality, good speaker, larger capacitance glass touch screen.
But I have no need for a Data plan. One would think there's a way to do this. Verizon has no such option though.
Are all cell phone carriers the same as Verizon? I could pay Verizon an additional $30 a month for a Data Plan and get a free iPhone 4, but that's a wasted $720 over two years!
Thanks for any suggestions.
Still seems a bit strange to me, in this country where anything is available for a price. It's just business. You would think a carrier would simply sell a Smartphone to someone like me -- they aren't going to lose any money if I don't want to connect the phone to the Internet.
Hell, Verizon will continue to keep me as a client and I won't waste any of their bandwidth. Sounds like Win - Win.
Must be another reason. I actually have an original iPod Touch and a brand new WiFi only iPad. But neither are telephones.
Oh well, thanks for confirming this for me. I'll just give up.
The only reason I can think of is, they sold a smartphone and want to make more money off that device while it's being used.
Wrong. They are not great. These pre-paid networks run entirely off of other providers towers. They basically are renting a smaller amount of coverage from big providers and feeding it back to the population. Generally this service drops often and has extremely throttled speeds.
And you really want a smartphone without data? Defeats the purpose a bit.
If you have a Smartphone, a data plan is required.
But, if you are not going to use the capability, why would you want it?
It is sort of like buying a Corvette, but only wanting a 4 cylinder engine.
Also a larger screen (than 3") would be nice, especially with a better camera (for video too). I would also prefer a very good built-in music player and photo-managing software.
I just bought a $700 iPad and find that "Siri" is pretty cool. I hate texting on my phone's small slide-out keyboard. Voice recognition would be nice to use, I do send text messages sometimes.
I also prefer an attractive well constructed larger phone, as many new Smartphones are. One with a loud speaker as well.
None of this stuff requires a Data Plan. Hell, I'll pay whatever Ve...
But with a T-Mobile Value plan and the SIM-only option, you can use any GSM phone and not pay for data. They have a $50/month unlimited talk & text plan. You can then put the SIM in a smartphone and you're set. You'll have to pay full price up front for the phone, though.
Perfect for you.
I routinely repair and refurbish mobile phones for donation to local charities, so I use a variety of phones in any given month. Some are basic flip-style, others are earlier feature phones with a slide-out keyboard, and still others are various iOS or Android smartphones. The moment a wireless phone powers on and registers on the AT&T wireless networ...
Starting January 2013, I was informed that AT&T is charging customers who use a smartphone $30 per month for a 3-GB monthly data plan whether they want the data plan or NOT. I have complained to AT&T about this as I do not want to have *any* type of data plan for my wireless number. I prefer to use wi-fi since it's much faster, and don't have an overarching need for cellular data access.
I routinely repair and refurbish mobile phones for donation to local charities, so I use a variety of phones in any given month. Some are basic flip-style, others are earlier feature phones with a slide-out keyboard, and still others are various iOS or Android smartphones. The moment a wireless phone powers on and regist