I found an old list of phones (from and older post) that do not require Data Plans, is that still the case with these phones? I prefer to NOT have to pay a data plan as I have an older plan.
Verizon Wireless CDM8975
Samsung Gusto™ in Purple
Verizon Wireless Salute™
Verizon Wireless Escapade®
Samsung Intensity™ II in Metallic Blue
Motorola Barrage™ Non–Camera
I have found some others as well but not sure if the same goes
Samsung SCH U450
Samsung Glide SCH U940
LG EnV3 VX9200
LG Fathom VS750
Thanks Verizon Moderators
From another thread
Env3 requires a data plan. Env Touch does not.
08-25-2011 10:34 AM
I have the lg env3 and they have just dropped the 9.99 data package from my phone. Its nice not to have to pay for a data package I have never used!
Will Verizon answer me whether the older model Samsung SCHi760 with WIFi ( that was given to me from my family for Christmas) can be used without paying for a data plan?I was told that I did not have to pay but need answer from Verizon. I want to replace my old phone ( that does not have a data plan) with this WIFi phone but I do not want to pay for data plan as I will only use the WI FI when traveling and need to check my email on occasions. Thank you.
Alot of folks, including myself do not use that data package. I understand and hope everyone does that if you go over the limited time on these data packages, they start charging you. ALL phones should not or have to have the data package if we do not use texting, web and so forth. With the technology today, why can there not be a way to get around excluding this data package and still be able to have the phone that we REALLY WANT?????? The "Basic Phone" that do not require a data package are VERY LIMITED!!! I believe there is a way such as blocking the data package if not wanted, and still have the phone that I really want. This is just another way to charge everyone for services they do not want or use. Come on Verizon, give us a break here.........I understand Verizon wants to line their pockets with all the money they can, but us as consumers, a lot of us do not always have the extra money for the extra features. These new phones are frustrating enough as it is, such as the battery life!!!! This is the #1 concern in my opinion. I am going to research other wireless companies and see if they have more phones that do not require that data package, and see if they have a way to block the data package if not wanted. This should be an interesting research We pay enough for the packages alone without adding an extra charge, which should be INCLUDED in the package which one purchases!!!!!! Well, going on my research, so have a good day. By the way, was reading others opinions and they too DO NOT WANT THE DATA PACKAGE!!!!! Seems like if we all, as consumers, stand together on this issue may get something done, or maybe Verizon just does care about their customers???????? They are more interested in lining those pockets with more money!!!!!!! I love the touch phones, and I still have the Chocolate phone which is the BEST phone I have had so far. It does require the data package, but quit making it. It is the easiest phone to operate and the battery life is truly unreal. I only have to charge it about once every week and a half!!!!! You think maybe that is why they quit making it, because it is such a GOOD PHONE??????
Just out of curiousity, would you be contempt with a 20$ 300mb plan? It was a promo over the holidays. Seems that VZ is set on their current pricing. I believe that a data package like that would entice a lot more customers to upgrade to smartphones and prevent alot of disconnects.
I think data packages like that are the best compromise between carriers who want to charge for using a smartphone and those who don't want the data pack.