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Old Oct 30, 2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Can you have an iPhone on Verizon without a data plan?

Is there anyway to use an iphone on Verizon without a data plan? I would use mostly for calls, and access wifi when available. Like the features, just don't see a need for a data plan.

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Old Oct 30, 2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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No, the iPhone data is mandatory.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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Today? no.

I could have when I got mine, but only if i had bought the phone outright. My contract was old enough that data was not required on smartphones, so they would have honored that for the iPhone.

I had planned on buying my phone outright this fall and OT having data, but my other phone croaked and I didn't have $650 to do so....

Anyway, I do wish you could get it without data...
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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When I went and ordered mine yesterday, they said you needed a data plan to use an iPhone on the network. I think it would add one if you didn't have one...
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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Yes!

It's called an iPod touch
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 03:07 PM   #6
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It's called an iPod touch
But it doesn't have phone capabilities.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 03:08 PM   #7
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Yes!

It's called an iPod touch

Yeah, that's it.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 03:12 PM   #8
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No, every network (or at least Verizon, AT&T and Sprint) requires you purchase a data plan with a smartphone.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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Unless you go to tmobile or prepaid AT&T.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 03:25 PM   #10
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Unless you go to tmobile or prepaid AT&T.
T-Mobile requires a data plan for smartphones as well and you can't get a prepaid iPhone on AT&T.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 05:08 PM   #11
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T-Mobile requires a data plan for smartphones as well and you can't get a prepaid iPhone on AT&T.
False on both.
Tmobile will allow you to use an iPhone on their network without a data plan.
And you can use any prepaid AT&T sim with an iPhone.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 05:18 PM   #12
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nope, you can't.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 06:00 PM   #13
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I believe you "can" use any phone without a data plan. You just use it as a regular phone without data access.

However, what you can not do is buy the iphone at $199 subsidized pricing without a dataplan. You will have to buy it unlocked without a plan at full price of $649 which basically more than if you got a plan.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 01:46 PM   #14
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why would you want an iPhone without a data plan? Just buy a regular phone then.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 02:16 PM   #15
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why would you want an iPhone without a data plan? Just buy a regular phone then.

because they dont want to carry a regular phone + ipod-touch & people are financially strapped
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 02:26 PM   #16
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I believe you "can" use any phone without a data plan. You just use it as a regular phone without data access.

However, what you can not do is buy the iphone at $199 subsidized pricing without a dataplan. You will have to buy it unlocked without a plan at full price of $649 which basically more than if you got a plan.
Not true. Verizon will require you to add a data plan upon activation, even if you bought it off contract. If you don't have one already, they'll either not allow you to activate the phone until you call them or they'll add the $30 data plan automatically. There is no way to get around it.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 11:14 PM   #17
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The data plans are a rip off

You buy unlimited minutes - $120 per month. You want unlimited texting - $30 per month. Oh, then there's a data plan - $20 monthly. Insurance...$10...

So, if you're lucky, maybe you have a company discount, and get all this for $160, with the absolute assurance that all these prices will increase. This monopoly is out of control. What a friggin scam. I'm retiring my Smart phone cause its so dumb ass.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 11:26 PM   #18
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why would you want an iPhone without a data plan? Just buy a regular phone then.
Maybe true for you, but I use my iPhone without a data plan, therefore, "Why would you want an iPhone without a data plan?" is faulty logic, no?

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Old Apr 10, 2013, 11:46 PM   #19
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Maybe true for you, but I use my iPhone without a data plan, therefore, "Why would you want an iPhone without a data plan?" is faulty logic, no?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 11:54 PM   #20
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No you need a data plan.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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Maybe true for you, but I use my iPhone without a data plan, therefore, "Why would you want an iPhone without a data plan?" is faulty logic, no?
No, it's just a question.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 09:01 AM   #22
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why would you want an iPhone without a data plan? Just buy a regular phone then.
I used my iPhone 3gs without a data plan. I was always home at the time and on WiFi. The iPhone has so many things you can do without data.

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On prepaid att and tmobile you can use any smartphone without a data plan. Also on the smaller carriers this is possible. On Verizon it's not possible.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 03:14 PM   #23
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Data is the number source of profit growth for USA carriers. They give voice minutes away and texting also. (With the popularity of iMessage, whatsapp etc). Carriers knew their easy days of text plans rip off were coming to an end.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 04:06 PM   #24
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Data is the number source of profit growth for USA carriers. They give voice minutes away and texting also. (With the popularity of iMessage, whatsapp etc). Carriers knew their easy days of text plans rip off were coming to an end.
They are still ripping people of with it. Att charges $20 for unlimited texts.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 04:25 PM   #25
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They are still ripping people of with it. Att charges $20 for unlimited texts.
I should have clarified. I meant verizon and att sharing plans. Att/verizon offer unlimited voice/text with share everything /mobile share.
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