i want to buy a smartphone but without paying for the data plan?

I want to buy a smart phone(black berry), but can i still get internet access to it if i dont buy the data plan? also how much do the phones cost without the contracts

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have talked to phone reps many a time. If you want to use the phone, you need an internet plan. There's no way around it.

    I wanted a G1 (rewind 2 years) on T-Mobile without the internet plan. They told me the phone wouldn't work at all without it and that if I didn't buy the plan, they couldn't sell me the phone. Kind of weird, hm?

    Most phones require data plans. If you don't get the data plan, then you really can't use it.

    You could buy it off contract, but for a blackberry it'll be over $400 for just the phone......

    Not worth it either way.

    Source(s): T-Mobile Reps, Internet research, Myself
  • 1 decade ago

    Most companies charge you a fee for using a Blackberry.

    So they might want you to get a certain plan, plus pay the monthly fee for a smart phone plus pay a fee monthly for it being a specific brand/phone.

    The cheapest I can think of is Virgin Mobile. But the Phone is like 300 and they charge 10 dollars a month for having a Blackberry on top of whatever plan you get.

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/be...

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