Data plan, oh data plan, how I don't want thee
02-17-2012 09:06:35 PM
I just wish to vent a little.
We purchased a used iPhone for our daughter to use with her SIM card. She's been using the phone for *two months* without a cellular data plan. She doesn't need a data plan, as her data needs are satisfied with Wi-Fi, and the cellular data has remained off in the iPhone settings.
The AT&T system recently recognized the device change, and now we are required to have a data plan for her line.
Now, I totally get the data plan requirement on subsidized devices. But not when bringing your own device. The concept is simply absurd. Requiring a data plan for smartphones without regard to need is an abusive, revenue-generating, bureaucratic policy, not a technical one. I hate it.