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    Thumbs down Is there any way around Verizon data plan with any smartphone?

    I do not want and cannot afford the data plan. I just want the smart phone like a Moto Q or a Dare or something.. is there a way out of this stupid data plan?!

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    The Dare isn't a smartphone. That said, unless you go with some of the older models of smartphone, prior to Nov. 14 2008, I believe, you will be getting a data plan for one.

    There is always the alternative.



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    do you know which models of smart phones are older that I would not have to get a data plan?

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    I think right now the Omnia, Saga and the TP are the only phones that require a data plan. If you want a Dare you can get one with no plan. It's not a smartphone.

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    I had an older treo with no data plan.

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    htc touch (xv6900), xv6800, motorola q9m, Q i760, all of the phones before the date then es you can get it without the data you can put a block but you will not be able to receive or send pictures. also if you get the i760, or the xv6800 and live in a wifi prominent area you can use that to surf online. but if you pay as you go, it can get expensive

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    as long as it is an older pda, then you can get it without the data plan. Regarding the newer phones, the system will auto-add the data plan so there is zero way around it for phones that require a plan.
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    Well, just to be clear, all smartphones require a data plan/feature. All that changed was the elimination of the "pay as you go" data plan/feature as a choice for the newer smartphones.

    Back to the OP's question, several people have reported to have purchased a Sprint branded Touch Pro, and activated it on VZW w/o any data plans/features being required. Apparently, VZW will accept (activate) the ESN of a Sprint Touch Pro, but not know it is a smartphone. Since it doesn't know it is a smartphone, it doesn't enforce the data plan/feature requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertre8
    I do not want and cannot afford the data plan. I just want the smart phone like a Moto Q or a Dare or something.. is there a way out of this stupid data plan?!
    I'm not trying to sound like a db, but you couldn't find this answer in any of the dozens of threads that have been about this exact same subject? Seriously?

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