Once you agree to the contract, you can do what you want with the device. You could of purchased it at the black Friday pricing of 199.99$ and then change the line to a feature phone if you have a family plan and only pay the 9.99$ secondary line charge. The only thing is the contract term of 24 months. That is at least for now until Verizon Wireless thinks of a way to make the data plan contractual. And I wouldn't put it past them to do such a thing in the future as they did the immediate 180 on the fee to pay your bill they tried to implement.