Thats the question. I really don't need a data plan (it would be used so infrequently) & can't justify spending 30.00 more on my monthly cell bill just for the data. I'm thinking the Ipad 3G may be the ticket. You get to use the data on a month to month basis and for 15.00 dollars you get 250mb, not too shabby. Anyone here dump there data cell phone and use the Ipad 3G as there data substitute?