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Old 01-13-2011, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My verizon contract just ended and I do not want to purchase a new phone, but I just started saving money for a wedding and money is very tight so I want to cancel my data plan on my blackberry but continue using the blackberry for calls and sms. Would I be able to cancel just the data portion of the plan or would I be better off signing up for a 2 year plan with a non data phone? Eventually I would like to pick up the data plan again and hopefully a new blackberry down the road.

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You can't cancel the data plan on Verizon if you have a smartphone.
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If you cancel it, they will ad d it back again during one of their routine ESN sweeps. Their policy is every smartphone must have the appropriate data plan.
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Default Re: Cancel Data Plan on Blackberry on Verizon

Not true. If your contract is up, call Customer Service and they will cancel it for you. Be warned that your BB will be on a per-MB plan and as we all know, BB's eat data when we think that they are not doing so.

You might be better going to another smartphone.
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Not true. If your contract is up, call Customer Service and they will cancel it for you.
No, not with Verizon.
It's not possible to remove the data plan from a BlackBerry device.
Verizon's own provisioning system will disallow it. If the ESN or MEID is a BlackBerry Device, then the data plan is a requirement.
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If you cancel it, they will ad d it back again during one of their routine ESN sweeps. Their policy is every smartphone must have the appropriate data plan.
Verizon doesn't do ESN sweeps. The data plan provisioning is in real time. An active smartphone will automatically be provisioned with the proper data plan.
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Default Re: Cancel Data Plan on Blackberry on Verizon

pshift, sorry to pop your bubble, but not being on a contract generally has nothing to do with it.

However, I know some people, not all, who have been able to talk their way out of it using that as their defense. I think it depends upon how friendly and knowledgeable the CSR is.
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Verizon doesn't do ESN sweeps. The data plan provisioning is in real time. An active smartphone will automatically be provisioned with the proper data plan.
I have always been told that both VZW and AT&T do scans. I know AT&T does. But if they do not, how does the plan get added after the fact as it has been for some users?
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I have always been told that both VZW and AT&T do scans. I know AT&T does. But if they do not, how does the plan get added after the fact as it has been for some users?
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.
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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.
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