At first i thought it wasnt worth it, but after having it for a month and seeing how much bandwidth i use, definetly getting my money worth lol
I have the same situation. However, I just called Verizon last week and had them block the data part on my daughters Rival and my sons EnV 3. They were really nice about it and now I don't have to worry about those extra charges on my bill.
Verizon now has a charge for "internet ready" phones which is an extra, MANDATORY, ten dollars a month. Which is pretty ridiculous. You are not allowed to have these phones without that ten dollar a month data plan.
It used to be an added feature if you wanted to use email and light internet browsing and whatnot, but now VZW is making it a mandatory addon.
Be warned also, because these data plans for ten dollars a month only allow you 25 MB per month. That works out to about 300 page refreshes. So if you child uses email, facebook or whatever, every time she goes on a page or refreshes or flips through facebook pics, its adds up.