Originally Posted by duane534
To my knowledge, all of your GSM carriers require data plans on smartphones. If you don't add it, they'll add it for you. You might try prepaid.
You can get a used (unlocked) device and just pop in your SIM card. The GSM carriers will treat it like any basic phone. If, on the other hand, you buy it from the carrier and get the subsidy price they will require a data plan be activated at time of purchase.