November 5th, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Cancel Data Plan, keep using Droid 2
I'd like to cancel my data plan (Verizon), but continue using my Droid 2 with a voice only plan. In absolute terms I know this is possible, but more a question of feasibility for me.
I expect the solution to fall somewhere in this continuum, 1 being simplest:
1. Call Verizon and ask them to remove the data plan. They comply.
2. Root my phone. Run an app or modify a file that changes the reported ID of my phone. Activate my new "non-smartphone" and have Verizon remove data plan.
3. Open up phone and reprogram a chip to say it's actually a different phone. Activate my new "non-smartphone" and have Verizon remove data plan.
4. Open up phone and replace a chip or other pcb components to say it's actually a different phone. Activate my new "non-smartphone" and have Verizon remove data plan.
To be clear, I haven't actually tried #1, but the overwhelming forum info on this topic says that Verizon will by policy attach a data plan to any active smartphone on a line.
Does anyone have any knowledge on easiest way to drop data plan but retain Droid 2 w/voice?
PS: if you want to discuss merits of using a smartphone without data plan, please do it in another thread.