Originally Posted by lazee
wow is this true? so i wouldn't be able to purchase a 8900 off ebay and use it on att without them adding a data plan onto my contract?
If you have been using a smart phone on your account without a data plan till now then you can purchase a new smart phone off eBay and swap the sim card and not be assigned data because you are grandfathered in and are not subject to the new policy unless you sign a new contract, upgrade, or add a line of service.
As for whether WiFi Works without data I am not sure but if you have PayPerUse data then it should access WiFi, but I am not familiar with whether it will continue to rack up data even on WiFi, especially if it drops out of Wifi, then you will start dingin' up kbs on PayPerUse. From what I have heard, without data access you can't get Wifi to connect on AT&T, but again, I have never used it.