.....prepaid service ? If you are using a smartphone all 4 of the major postpaid carriers (At&t, T-mobile, Sprint, Verizon) require data plans even if you only intend to use Wifi only.
i bought an unlocked phone w/ the intent of being able to change providers if i wanted to. i intend on only accessing the internet w/ my phone via the wifi function(i have wifi @ work, my parents home, & every hotel i stay in). i rarely send more than 100 texts a month, and almost never talk on my phone more than 20 min per month. i'm seeing a lot of providers only offer certain plans for the phone that i own which are WAY MORE EXPANSIVE/EXPENSIVE than what i EVER intend on using my phone for. if i bought a sim card activation kit, as long as it is compatible(w/ regard to gsm networks) w/ the service provider, do i actually NEED to buy a specific plan for my phone to work on that network? are there specific providers that this maneuver would/wouldn't work with?