I'm on AT&T and have been off contract with them for 7 years, I really don't ever wish to renew my contract with them considering their customer service among other things. I don't even want to start paying for the data plans considering the caps and the un-fair price for them ($25 for 2GB!). What I'd really like to do is get an LG Thrive and just use it something akin to an iPod Touch and simply utilize the Android device with wifi. Is this possible? Would I have to root the device? Would I have to unlock it? Could I do so right out of the packaging without putting a sim card in it? Thank you so much in advance for any information concerning this matter!