I wish I could say I wanted the data plan, but for now, I'm on a tight budget and would just like the option of accessing the internet if I'm in a wifi zone. I won't be living off of my BB like some people, although maybe in the future I will be. Right now, though, I must do with only the wifi. (Until AT&T figures out I don't have a data plan and assigns me one.... that happens, doesn't it? Or is it just a rumor to frighten people?)
Either way, I suppose I'll try it this way, only using it if absolutely necessary. I have the lowercase "edge", which, according to the manual, means my phone will be using ATT for calls, and sending and receiving text messages. If I just use the hotspot browser (no apps) and have WIFI turned on, it should not incur data charges, right?
You all are right. This IS a hassle!