| | 04-28-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Author #1
Need Help From People Who Have Experience With Verizon.
I am a broke college student who doesn't have the financial means to pay $30 a month for for BB service; due to this, and my absolute hatred of my Storm (what a pos), I am currently using a MS Kin Two on Verizon. However, I'm so fed up with my almost-as-crappy-as-the-Storm Kin Two, that I'm ready to move on, even though my contract doesn't run out for another 6 months. So the other day I was browsing E-bay, looking for a new phone, when I stumbled upon the humble Curve 9330 going for as low as $60 for a brand new, still in the box model. I did a little more investigating, and it seems that while BB OS is more of less the same since I ditched my Storm, some of my biggest complaints (no podcast app, crappy browser, no music store) have been at least partially adressed.
So here I am. I really want to make this jump, but as I said early, I can't afford to pay a monthly data package. Both my house and school have decent to good wifi networks, so 90% I really don't even need any data. If I buy the phone off ebay, can I just switch my number to it, or will Verizon try to make me get a data plan? I see my sister switch back and forth between feature phones all the time with very little hassel just by using some automated system; can the same be done with a blackberry? I was under the impression that the only reason you have to get a data plan when you get a smartphone or a blackberry is because the carrier wants to get extra money out of you to off set the discount at which they sell the phones.
I know its a long shot, but I really want to get a Curve and use it as my "Wifi Smartphone". Any help would be greatly appreciated.