Samsung Saga i770
VZW new data plan policy
Any new smart phones released by vzw after 11/14 MUST have the unlimited data package.
If you decide to drop the data package at anytime in the future you will have to get a new device. They will let you keep the old phone but will block its data functions including SMS. (Although SMS is not included in the unltd data package but is regarded as data.)
This new phone has every function I might possibly need. But I dont NEED email and internet 24/7 so the wifi ability would be useful to update the phone when at home. I really object to being required to pay for something I dont need. I know why vzw are doing it, cos if a phone has wifi people wont bother buying the data plan and they'll lose money...
SLaDy1621 said: If your using it just because you need a calendar to schedule stuff and don't want to use the data features get a regular phone and a palm pilot. It'll do the same thing.
I bought a PDA phone because I got tired of carrying both a phone and palm pilot (bat belt syndrome). The fact that it could use wifi was an extra bonus. I'm not going to pay $30 per month just to update facebook when I sitting right next to my wifi and can use it for free,
I currently have a Q and sync with my outlook calender and contacts (great for keeping track of sales appointments) and don't need a data plan...but now I'm being possibly forced into one - come on!
I should be taking delivery of an i760 via eBay next week and hoping I can just activate myself and get what I want, It's a shame... The only other idea I came up with was that the new Moto Q (if purchased online) doesn't appear to have mandatory data plan tied to it yet (maybe...
i have an older family plan, which is why i am asking.
Personally I disagree with this new policy, but I do see VZW's point with wi-fi on more devices than ever now, but I really think it can be implimented differently. Maybe offering another 50-100 off the price if you sign a data plan, or just charging 50-100 MORE if you decline data. Or maybe offering to allow you do drop data after a set time (a year maybe?). I also think they should lower the data package in price as well if we are forced to purchase it. Another 15 or even 20 wouldn't feel as bad after paying hundreds for the...
She did say that this new policy really applies to ALL Blackberrys, no ifs ands or buts.
Been doing all the research on the Saga and am planning to upgrade my old XV6600 WM2003SE phone to it in Feb or Mar. This rep notated all this on my account just in case.