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if i get an iphone i'm i obligated to get the data plan? Bell companie tells me that it's a apple policy to get the data..but went to a koodo store and told me that i didn't have to take the data! can you clarify please ...thank you
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Nathalie B. LeBlanc

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No, you do not have to get a data plan.

You can take the Canada-wide Talk & Text plan which does not include data. You will be charged for data if-and-only-if you use data. To prevent being charged for data, you would need to disable data on the iPhone, or apply a data block on your account (which would also prevent picture texting)
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Bell will say anything to keep you!! the cheeper plan with iphone there is $70

thank you for your help
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Nah you dont need data. data is usually required on 3year contracts for iPhones though. Try the koodo tab! its great!
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An iPhone without Data however, kind of ruins the whole purpose of a smartphone. You don't have to get a data plan as Koodo does not lock you into contracts with that so you're good but I highly recommend it! :)
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Many people don't need a lot in terms of mins and just prefer to pay less on the bill. Therefore choose the $30 plan and turn on the data on your phone or block it. You can always use wifi as much as you want.
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It would likely depend on the carrier/what plans they currently offer.

WIth Telus (Unless you are renewing with a grandfathered plan of a certain value) they require you to go on a Shareplus plan (which either requires a data add on, or shares from a data package on the same account). Thus there is a requirement for data.

Thankfully with Koodo, as long as you don't take the large tab, you are not required to have data.

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