Yup, by signing your contract you agreed to pay the data plan for the length of the contract. It was sometime in the beginning of September that Att required all new contracts/smartphones to have a data plan.
i got my 8900 with 2 year contract and I dont have data, there are ways around it
How? By extending your old account you had with a data plan? From what the OP said in their post it sounds like they signed up for the first time for a Blackberry. They got a New contract with their BB.
If you don't add it when you renew your contract, they cannot make you, I don't think. I had my first BB 8700 for six months before adding the data plan, and it worked, but it is just a basic cell phone at that point. I would think the Wi-Fi would work, but not sure.
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