I'm asking this question for my 58 year old brother. He wants to know what kind of internet experience he can expect from a 3G texting phone. To be specific the Sparq II. He bought one to learn texting but where he lives his internet goes out occasionally and wants to know if it's worth it to change plans to add data. he is currently on pay as you go. all he really wants is to be able to access his email and only occasionally visit a web site if his home internet is down... no more than that. I told him he can get an entry level smartphone right now really cheap but he's resistant... one of those that says he'll get a smartphone when there are no other kind to get. He is looking at the $30 Tmo plan with 1500 minutes and 30 mb of data... but I don't know that would be enough data for even occasional internet use. Maybe a few emails but that's about all. He has to keep up with work emails so when his home internet goes out he has gone to the public library but would rather not have to drive somewhere to use a computer. Is it worth it to add data to a Sparq II basic phone?