Unless you are a business with many, many lines (hundreds), and spend the kind of money that could warrant such as exception.
I'm not aware of anyone (yet) buying one used and seeing if Verizon CS would allow such a device to be placed on their account w/o a data plan. Worth a try however. I'd also see what the contract says regarding how long one has to keep data on the plan to get the phone discount/subsidy. Maybe you could remove the feature eventually? Again, you'd probably be better off asking this type of detail over @ howardforums.com. They have a very active Verizon sub-forum.
I would like one of the Palm, Q, Blackberry, type phones for their organizer, planner, calendar advanced features but don't need or can't justify the data plan costs.
A Verizon rep. told me they changed last year and if you had one of those phones you were grandfathered in but now you had to have a data plan. I have unlimited texts and pics and was told that would now come under the data plan since they changed.
Has anyone got a work around with Verizon to use one of these phones without the data plan and still use your unlimited texts and pics?