Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
But what is the use of a smartphone without a data plan?
I have absolutely no need for cellular data, as I'd have Wi-Fi access anywhere I'd need data, and I can't afford wasting $30 a month for 2GB (968x the price of Internet access to my home). Because it would
be a waste.
Siri's the only thing I'd probably miss in places without Wi-Fi, but they're few and far between.
You'll be limited to SMS/MMS and WiFi
As I… don't currently actually use my iPhone as a phone, is there something in the first half of this quote that isn't possible on Wi-Fi? The only thing I can think of is iMessage, but that works fine on Wi-Fi.
Or do you just mean that you're not able to surf, get maps/stocks/weather, or do any of the general data stuff that cellular data affords?
Because I'm fine with that.
and all apps that need an internet connection will be rendered useless.
Unless you're on Wi-Fi, of course.
Originally Posted by cvaldes1831
It's like walking around with a dumbphone, an iPod touch and a point-and-shoot digital camera, minus two devices. (Technically the iPod touch has a camera, but it's not very good.)
Right now I carry my real phone in my left pocket and my iPhone in my right. Done that for four and a half years now, and with the same dumbphone, too! Little thing's a tank; it takes all sorts of punishment.
If they won't sell me an iPhone with data blocked, they can pry my LG VX5300 out of my cold, dead, hands. Or when they shut CDMA off and I'm forced to get a different phone.