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Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
Zephyrguy
Member

I do not understand why I have to sign up for a DATA plan if I do not want it.  We have 2 Fascinate phones but have to sign up for a DATA plan on both phones.  WHY?

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
KellyW_VZW
Sr. Member

Hello,

 

Thank you Community Members for posting helpful data plan information. It is very much appreciated.

 

We encourage our valued customers to choose a device based on what they will be using it for.  If you do not need the smartphone functionalities, we encourage you to choose one of our Feature Phones, which can be viewed at the link provided below:

 

Feature Phones

 

Thank you.

 

 

KellyW@VZWSupport

 

 

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
mdram4x4
Leader

because its policy

and vzw got tired of people wining when they used data and didnt have a plan.  that bill is not nice

 

look at how much data you use every month

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
wushu2004
Novice

Why get a smartphone if you don't want to pay for data?

 

And be glad you have a data plan.

 

It helps avoid those $$$$ bills.

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
jjpslc
Member

 


Zephyrguy wrote:

I do not understand why I have to sign up for a DATA plan if I do not want it.  We have 2 Fascinate phones but have to sign up for a DATA plan on both phones.  WHY?


Because Verizon changed their rules (because they control the rules) so that you could not simply use WiFi for free data access when Verizon can require that you pay for an additional $360 annual data fee. 

 

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
DonM
Novice

I'm averaging over 1GB a month and I consider my usage to be moderate. I ignore the phone for hours on end.

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
wushu2004
Novice
What made you go with the Fascinate?
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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
DonM
Novice

wushu2004 wrote:
What made you go with the Fascinate?

 

The phone's technology is state of the art and the display is as good as it gets. I was looking at the Droid X as well but the Fascinate's slightly smaller size and smoother profile was a plus (I carry the phone in the front pocket of my jeans).

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
Zephyrguy
Member

My wife uses DATA, but I do not need it. The phone was 1 free at that time when you buy the other. We also do not have cell service when at home yet.  Only when travelling.  The Smartphone is obviously not that Smart.  Just another way to make money I guess.

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
Zephyrguy
Member

But 1 get one free.  it was the newest and best out there at the time.

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Re: Basic Usage without DATA Plan.
Ann154
Community Leader
Community Leader
All smartphones have required a data plan since some point in 2008. It was discussed thoroughly in other sections of this community.

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

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