Bunny, it sounds like you need to slow down and do some research. Blackberrys are different. It may not be the smartphone you need.
Read the FAQ and browse the forum and look at the questions being asked and answered.
People do use the blackberry without a data plan, but only those who know going in what they are doing are happy; those who are surprised to find they want the service but didn't want to pay for it end up extremely disappointed.