Originally Posted by djkuback
Do you think this lady was just trying to push me into a data plan or is it something they require? I know so little about cellular phone plans. Thanks...
No, she wasn't trying to push you into anything. Verizon really does require a data plan for all BBs. I have no idea whether or not that's because of a contract Verizon has with RIM (seems to me if RIM forced this on Verizon, they would have done the same with other carriers).
Oddly enough, with a BB you're required to have a data plan but you aren't required to have a voice plan. With other smartphones (Treos, WM, etc.) you're required to have a voice plan, but you're not required to have a data plan.
In short, if you plan to use the BB at all on the Verizon network, you'll have to have a data plan. You can go with the 10MB plan to save some money. Just watch your usage.