Can I buy a SmartPhone without getting the data plan, and just using the wifi?
jessicacarpenter

I was looking into buying an iPhone or smartphone of some sort, but don't want the data plan. Can I get a smartphone or iPhone without the data plan and just normal service?

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Re: Can I buy a SmartPhone without getting the data plan, and just using the wifi?
kaebfly
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Re: Can I buy a SmartPhone without getting the data plan, and just using the wifi?
kaebfly
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No. Data plan required

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mama23dogs
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A Loop hole would be to purchase a smart phone at full cost and activate as a prepaid phone, with the data turned off in your account.

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Snn5
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I would buy a cheap used Verizon phone on some site like swappa.com or similar. 

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valquiria
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As prepaid you'll get data too...

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Waimon
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You do have to pick a data plan that is something you do have to do but you can always select the lowest one available. The only other option with Verizon is like what is said above which is get you own phone for Verizon and use the prepaid service.

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Ann154
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Even with prepaid, the customer is required to select the monthly plan which includes data.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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mama23dogs
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AT&T GoPhone plan does not require a data plan, you can activate a smart phone on a basic gophone plan.  However, if you don't turn data off at the carrier level, you will get a per use charge for data.

IT is not how the phone and service is expected to work, yet it can and does.  If it works on AT&TA, it will probably work on Verizon also.

I will repeat, this is not how it is designed to work.

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Ann154
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The basic phone plans for prepaid on Verizon Wireless will not allow a smartphone to be activated on them.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.