Yes, its $30 per line for the data plan. Connect or Premium will not work.
You can't upgrade to connect and get a Droid because its a smartphone. Any smartphone, PDA, Blackberry does not work with Connect or Premium and they have to have $30 data plan per line.
And as far as a Droid not needing a data plan, that rep must be smoking something because its a smartphone.
But I don't want a data plan.
I currently have a Verizon phone and a Touch. I was hoping the Droid could merge these two together. A phone with Wifi. I don't want the data plan.... Just the wifi works fine for me. I just want a basic phone with wifi.
I still have to get a data plan?
I have a question, as I don't know what happens with a scenario like mine.
I am no where near due for an upgrade. I am currently a verizon customer but want the Droid, especially since my current phone resets on me frequently. Do I need to pay the full retail price just because I'm not a new customer? Or can I pay the price that new customers will pay?
I usually get a new phone when my contract is up. But this is a different scenario. Any accurate answers would be greatly appreciated!
It has been said already.......YES......if you have a SMARTPHONE you have to have the $30 data plan!!! The connect and premium plan, unlimited data is for text and picture messeging. Don't matter if you wanna just use wifi. Don't matter if you will never get on the internet. Thank you..
I'm on a famiy plan with 3 phones, no data plans, I think the baseline is about $120/mo. I'm up for NE2 and when I log in and look at smartphones and BB's, they ALL say they are eligible with my current plan, i.e. implying I don't need to shell out more for a data plan. Only netbooks require a plan change. So do you think that when the droid comes out, I will need to upgrade my plan? If so, and I can get the Touch Pro 2 without shelling more monthly fees, I think I will stick with the HTC. In fact, I think this will be the critical deal maker/breaker for me.
YES! Exactly my situation! Three phones, no data plan. I'm eligible for an upgrade.
I look at eligible phones for my upgrade. Lots of them are 'smart phones', 'compatible with your current plan'.
My current plan DOESN'T include a data plan. But, I am offered Blackberrys, Ozones, Saga,enV®3....... all saying 'compatible with your current plan'.
Are you saying that the Droid is different?
Why isn't the Droid in the same category as these other phones I am being offered without needing a data plan?
Really....... I'm not trying to be a jerk here.... I just don't understand....
*sigh*.... OK.... I googled 'do I need a data plan for the droid' and all the answers I found said Yes.
Apparently, even though I am offered 'smart phones' that are supposedly 'compatible with your current plan' when looking for a new phone, this is NOT TRUE! If I were to upgrade to a Blackberry, Verizon would REQUIRE me to upgrade my plan to include a data plan. They are not telling me this when they are claiming that Blackberrys and other smart phones are 'compatible with your current plan'.
On a side note...
Even though Verizon doesn't offer it, it looks like there are plenty of people who would prefer a smartphone plan with WiFi-only internet access. And for good reason, since $30/month spread out over a 2 year contract is $720. But people who want this option should expect to pay more for their smartphone up front. I understand that the whole reason Verizon is able to offer the Droid at $199 is because they subsidize the cost of the phone with their data plans and contracts. But I wouldn't mind paying $600 for the Droid up front if that meant I wouldn't have to sign up for the data plan. I think that is a fair. Also, I think it would be in Verizon's best interests to offer this option because it would reduce the strain on their network caused by so many people with unlimited data plans. Basically, they could help to prevent the same reliability problem caused by iPhone users on the AT&T network.