Originally Posted by bfrye
Of course it's true. How are you supposed to transmit data without a data plan?
I think he meant can you SMS/txt without a data plan just like you can on every other phone out there. I never had a data plan on Verizon and I could TXT for 10 cents per use. I could MMS photos for .25 also. You should be able to do it on Tmoblile with the Pearl without a data plan, right (I have one)?
But using the IM clients does require a data plan because the client connects via EDGE. But regular TXT does not.