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Ways around Verizon data plans

by ColeHParker / May 31, 2012 6:00 PM PDT

First of all... yes I realize there are many posts about this, not only on CNET but on a thousand other forums as well, but I am having a hard time finding up to date, within the last year or so answers/info etc.

So any help is greatly appreciated, but basically-

A person buys new Iphone 4S to use on VERIZON, does not want to pay $30 dollars a month for data plan when they can use call/text functionality without data plan & will be on college campus with very good wifi network 10 months out of the year, further eliminating need for data plan when wifi access/use is free.

But I have read alot about how Verizon will not activate your phone without you agreeing to data plan purchase if you have a smartphone...

Does anyone have any experience in getting around using a data plan, if so lets hear how it is done!

Thank you

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There is no workaround
by birdmantd Forum moderator / May 31, 2012 9:43 PM PDT

If you use a smartphone, you are required to have a data plan. Simple as that.

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Thead closed
by birdmantd Forum moderator / May 31, 2012 9:48 PM PDT

Since this question has been debated to death here and on numerous forums, there is no need for further discussion.

The answer is the same no matter how the question is asked or debated.

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