Verizon Business - LTE?

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 12:15:29 CDT 2011


On Aug 16, 2011 9:41 AM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:53:24 EDT, Christopher Morrow said:
>
> > anyway, they do these donkey things because they can :( people have no
> > real option (except not to play the game, ala war games).
>
> My brother recently tried to get a smartphone without a data plan (as the
> phone he wanted was also Wifi-capable, and he was *quite* willing to be
able
> to do data-type stuff only when in range of an access point because he's
in
> range of one 95% of the time he'd want to use data features).  But at
least
> one vendor said they wouldn't activate a phone under those conditions.
>
> Anybody got a good pairing of Android-based smartphone and vendor willing
> to play that game?
>

If you pay full price for the phone, this should not be an issue. Many
carriers price in data plans to offset the handset hardware subsidy.

I would recommend the unlocked nexus s with a prepaid sim for voice minutes
... and wifi for data only. Really, any phone you buy free and clear without
subsidy and contract should work fine as a phone with a prepaid sim



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