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Old 02-23-2010, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to put a Blackberry 8830 Verizon phone on the Verizon network without a data plan?

I don't use text, email, etc. I have no desire to use them on my phone (plus VZ is $30/month for this.)

I do want to put the phone on the Verizon network, to just use the phone. My motivation in doing this is so I can use the other applications on the phone (alarm clock) that don't need the network.


If it makes a difference, I am a Mac user. I don't have AT&T/Iphone because I spend ALOT of time in places with no AT&T service.

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Old 02-23-2010, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just read in another thread that it's not possible.

Selling the phone on Ebay then.

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Welcome to the forums.

Verizon, nor any of the bigger telecommunication companies will place a BB on their network without a data plan. To be quite honest, a BB is not a BB without the data plan. If you do not want or need data, the BB is not the right device for your needs. I would suggest a different device.

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This is a fairly recent development (within the last year or so), and after Verizon started this policy all the major carriers followed suit.
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