How can I upgrade to a new smartphone with an accompanying data plan?
March 9, 2012 5:18 PM Subscribe
How can I upgrade to a new smartphone without an accompanying data plan?
I'm leaving for a long-term (about a year) trip to Korea in about a week, just in time for my upgrade with Verizon. I'm looking to purchase my first smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus.
I plan on getting the phone unlocked and hoping I might be able to use it during my stay in Korea. However, Verizon is requiring that I include the $30 data plan with my purchase. I'd like to avoid this charge since I'll be using a Korean network while in Korea.
I thought maybe this could be easily answered if I just contacted customer service, but I was worried they might get suspicious if I declined the data plan.
Also, I'm trying to make the purchase through Amazon Wireless which is $30 less than directly through Verizon.
Thanks for your help!