1. aubinhick990's Avatar
    I know you can have a BlackBerry without BIS (and I know it's basically useless), BUT Verizon refuses to activate my old 9530 outside of contract without a data package. The reason I'm doing this is because my dad is going to get my 9530 but he may want to cancel his data package. Verizon refuses to do this. Has anyone else experienced anything remotely similar to this with VZ? I'm not too happy, but we'll see

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    11-21-10 01:20 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    One cannot use any smartphone on VZW without a data plan.
    11-21-10 01:25 PM
  3. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    You must have a data package per Verizon's rules, but you could always use the $15/250mb package to save money over the $30 unlimited package.
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    11-21-10 02:09 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    The required Blackberry plan is the $30 one - I don't believe the lesser plans are allowed for BBs - it's all or none.
    11-21-10 03:00 PM
  5. Super_Mario's Avatar
    The required Blackberry plan is the $30 one - I don't believe the lesser plans are allowed for BBs - it's all or none.
    It is allowed. So to the OP, you can not have a BB without one of the options for data. If you need a phone with no data plan, activate a regular device.
    11-21-10 03:05 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The required Blackberry plan is the $30 one - I don't believe the lesser plans are allowed for BBs - it's all or none.
    They do offer a $15/month plan for 150MB. http://forums.crackberry.com/f71/new...leaked-540529/
    11-21-10 03:06 PM
  7. aubinhick990's Avatar
    Okay thanks guys. What a stupid thing. They do offer $15/mo for 150MB for all smartphones. I did not think this was the case because the device is out of contract. Stupid! Oh well... they activated it with a $20/month unlimited promo plan...that's how the rep referred to it.
    11-21-10 10:19 PM
  8. tech_head's Avatar
    Data is not contract but a feature.
    All smart phones for the last couple of years for use on Verizon require a data package. The exception is older devices like the Treo 700 where you can activate them with no data and block all data.
    11-23-10 02:53 PM
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