I think the verizon website doesn't clearly define business/corporate well enough. I am still confused about the whole thing but I a going to take the less expesive route.
Again, it is a business ACCOUNT vs personal ACCOUNT issue. Not a 'using exchange' vs 'not using exchange' issue. Obviously the reps were not properly trained about this.
well not only aren't the reps not trained, legally according to the T&C of the website you are OBLIGATED to sign up for the $44.99 plan if you are going to use Microsoft Activesync.
Now it appears that you dont have to and a number of people have confirmed activesynch works on the $29.99 plan BUT it still pisses me off that Verizon cant explain this clearly in their contract (or that even if they turn a blind eye to it they could kick you off later for not signing up on the correct plan).