Originally Posted by penguin3107
It doesn't get added after the fact. With Verizon, as soon as the ESN/MEID of a smartphone is activated, the data plan is provisioned. It happens immediately.
AT&T will do IMEI sweeps periodically. Different than Verizon.
Essentially, with Verizon, when the CSR wants to submit the application to remove data, the system will lock him out saying that they cannot continue without the required data plan. It's impossible to proceed in adding ANY smartphone without that data plan. You could always downgrade to the $15 150mb data plan to save a lil money though.