OK, I'll probably get flamed for asking this, but it's a bit of a different scenario than is usually being asked about, so here goes:
I'm perfectly happy paying the $30 for the data plan for the 2 year term of my contract. After the term is up, I can see myself upgrading to a new phone and giving my Droid to my wife. While I understand that the Droid is a data-centric phone, my wife has absolutely NO USE for anything besides the phone functionality (she's a S.A.H.M.).
My question is; will I have to continue to pay for the data package at that point, and why? I assume that I will have to, per Verizon's terms, but I would think that if the phone is out of contract, then the data plan shouldn't be a requirement? Like I mentioned above, I realize that the Droid is data-centric, but data is not a necessity for simply making/receiving calls.
I'm only asking right now because the answer may help to determine which (if any) phone we get for her in the next month or so when her NE2 is up.