Verizon Wireless is offering me a free Blackberry Pearl 8130 to renew my contract with them for 2 years. Pretty sweet, because I was going to renew anyway and that seems to be a good phone. Here's what I'm wondering: The fine print says "Blackberry smartphone may only be activated with a Data plan, Data Feature, or Nationwide Email plan."
Is there any way around this? If not, can I sign up for the cheapest Data plan then cancel it later, or is the Data plan part of the 2 year contract?
I would like to know this stuff going into the negotiation so I don't get suckered into buying something I didn't have to...