It's not your fault. Every store rep I've talked to says you need it. I've never had it and never needed it.
There is so much misinformation out there regarding the $30 vs $45 plan.
If you have a PERSONAL account through Verizon, you can use the $30 data plan AND you can sync with exchange.
If you have your phone line through a BUSINESS plan, the $30 plan is now $45 (because they can charge more for businesses - just like internet service.)
That is the ONLY difference. It is depending on whether it is a phone line account on a BUSINESS or PERSONAL account. If the rep told you differently, they are misinformed.
I can personally confirm this. I came from a storm and was paying for the $45 plan due to the company BES. This morning, I mentioned how the switch to Droid would save $15/month. The store rep told me that I still needed the $45 plan if I intended to use active sync with exchange. I told him it was my understanding that if I was on a family plan I would only be required to pay $30/month and told him to put me on the $30 plan. I got home and had absolutely no problem syncing mail, calendar and contacts with my company exchange server. You do not need the $45 plan.
I'm hoping someone can clear up some confusion I am having over the data plans.
My current plan is the basic $39.99 plan w/450 minutes. I am wondering: if I pick up a droid do they simply add the $30 data plan onto my account?
I was kind of hoping I could just upgrade to the $69.99 "connect" plan, as it also gives me unlimited text messages (so I could drop my $5 250 text add-on).
I know it's basically a wash (i.e. $39.99 + $30 vs. $69.99) but I'd still like to know what I'll need to do.
I'm trying to understand why the current internet data plan I have for my voyager wouldn't be adequate for the Droid.
Currently I'm paying $9.99 for unlimited data access on a National Family Share Plan. Why would I have to pay another 20$ for the same access?
Can anyone help me wrap my head around the reasoning? Help.