1. smitty1077's Avatar
    I have a Q5 that I'm not really using and my girlfriend's mom is in need of a new phone. She'll take the Q5, but she only has a basic phone plan. Will the Q5 work as a basic phone without data?

    (obviously she'll only use the Internet on wifi and download apps, etc.)

    Posted using my amazing BlackBerry Z10 or Q5
    06-21-14 12:51 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Generally, no but it depends on your carrier. Sometimes they actually force a data plan.
    06-21-14 12:56 PM
  3. smitty1077's Avatar
    It's an unlocked phone from Koodo that will be used on Rogers.

    Posted using my amazing BlackBerry Z10 or Q5
    06-21-14 12:57 PM
  4. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    Go to a Rogers Wireless corporate / small business dealer and they are more willing to sell you a voice-only plan. Rogers has a talk-only plan for seniors for Duophones but you might be able to get it for the BlackBerry Q5 if you already do a lot of business with Rogers Wireless or ask nicely. If your mother already has a smartphone and a micro-SIM just put it into the BlackBerry Q5.

    Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Q5
    06-21-14 02:21 PM
  5. spruceartist's Avatar
    If you have any problems send me a pm. I have an old school, very basic pay as you go rogers phone keeps could probably send your way. I was saving it for my mom but her identical phone just keeps on going.
    06-22-14 10:35 AM
  6. smitty1077's Avatar
    Alright, thanks

    Posted using my amazing BlackBerry Z10 or Q5
    06-22-14 11:39 AM
  7. tangozulu's Avatar
    You don't need a data plan. The non contract Koodo phone has a 200 anytime Canada wide minutes for 30 bucks. You only get data by turning the data plan on in settings.I then get billed 5 bucks for each 50 mg. Totally optional. The Q5 being a Bb10 devise uses regular data unlike ols bb phones which required a bb data plan. Of course wifi is wifi and only need to turn on in settings.
    06-22-14 04:20 PM

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