Originally Posted by elfe
I would like to replace my cell phone and Palm with a Blackberry, so I have just one device. However, I don't want to have a data plan or emails. Verizon, my mobile carrier, claims they can't sell me a Blackberry without a data plan. Seems that I should be able to buy the Blackberry, but not register my email address nor use the web browser.
If you don't have a data plan, you can't get any email, browse the Internet, or use your BlackBerry as a modem (tethered).
However, if you can live without all that and simply sync your BlackBerry with something like Outlook, I'm not aware of any reason why you can't buy a BlackBerry and put your current SIM card into it and use it as a phone with an address book, calendar, etc.
You will, however, have to buy either a Verizon BlackBerry otherwise it won't connect to the phone network. Also, the BlackBerry is not the greatest cell phone, but it's acceptable.