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    I recently bought an LG Optimus G Pro from a AT&T store, and was required to go with a data plan, so I am paying $30/month for internet data plan and 15$ for unlimited call/text. I am loving the phone, but at home and at work I use wifi so I am content with only using wifi, thus I would like to NOT pay for an internet data plan and will just not use the internet in areas that don't have wifi.

    So am I able to get off my parent's family plan and stop paying the 45$/month and go with another service like T-Mobile? B/c I heard that you can go with T-Mobile and not have a internet data plan. If I do this, do I need to unlock my phone? I have no idea what steps I should do to be able to keep this awesome phone I just bought and not have a data plan. If anyone could help me out with these questions, that would be greatly appreciated, and thank you for your time!
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    Every carrier requires a data plan. No Way around it.

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    Interesting, I've heard things like being able to use prepaid plans or I even heard T-Mobile doesn't require a data plan..
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    You can use a prepaid plan but it's still going to b a data an included. If u don't want to pay for data only option is to cancel that phone plan and use the phone strictly on a wifi connection that's it can use voip for calls

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    If you don't want a data plan, you shouldn't really have a smartphone IMO.

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    @Ry, I would agree although I live in an area which has wifi literally everywhere I go.. Work..School..Home..Study Areas.. I mean literally everywhere, its just not worth it for me to have a data plan. This is my first time having a smartphone and I thought was going to be like a computer, but when you get a computer, it doesn't force you to pay a monthly fee like phone companies do. I'm perfectly content with using the phone only in wifi areas. Anyways, thanks for all of your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJayAce View Post
    @Ry, I would agree although I live in an area which has wifi literally everywhere I go.. Work..School..Home..Study Areas.. I mean literally everywhere, its just not worth it for me to have a data plan. This is my first time having a smartphone and I thought was going to be like a computer, but when you get a computer, it doesn't force you to pay a monthly fee like phone companies do. Anyways, thanks for all of your input.
    Sounds like you should probably have an iPod touch or a instead.
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    @Ry, I would but I still want to make calls and text. And I think its stupid to carry around an Ipod touch AND a phone just because I want to do what a smartphone does. I really hate how companies like AT&T make it mandatory, like paying 600$ for the phone and 15$/month for texting/calls is not enough... haha I love my phone and use the internet a lot, and I also call and text a lot, but I ONLY use the internet when im using wifi, so its 100% pointless and waste of $ for me to have a data plan. So the moral of my story... life just isn't fair lol
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    Welcome to life. Tmo I think is the only one that may still allow smartphones without data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJayAce View Post
    @Ry, I would but I still want to make calls and text. And I think its stupid to carry around an Ipod touch AND a phone just because I want to do what a smartphone does. I really hate how companies like AT&T make it mandatory, like paying 600$ for the phone and 15$/month for texting/calls is not enough... haha I love my phone and use the internet a lot, and I also call and text a lot, but I ONLY use the internet when im using wifi, so its 100% pointless and waste of $ for me to have a data plan. So the moral of my story... life just isn't fair lol
    There's a carrier for that.

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    I have a S2 Skyrocket that I use as a Wi-Fi device and no data plan. Popped in SIM from old phone with no data plan and everything works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    I have a S2 Skyrocket that I use as a Wi-Fi device and no data plan. Popped in SIM from old phone with no data plan and everything works fine.

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    Sooner or later your carrier is going to notice and automatically add data to your plan.

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