One of my friends a few months ago got Verizon to activate a BlackBerry on his account without a data package after hassling with them for a while. He only wanted it for a nice QWERTY keyboarded phone with a loud speakerphone, he didn't want Internet. Only problem is, the reason they started requiring data plans on the 'berry is things go to hell in a handbasket on BlackBerry devices after a month or so. The engineers that worked on his account when problems started developing said certain features "fall off" when the account is assembled the way he had it set up. First SMS/voicemail alerts stopped working, then CallerID, it was a mess. Of course this probably wouldn't happen with Droid as it doesn't depend on backend BIS-like servers and sick hacks to make it work right on CDMA but on the plus side having to shell out the cash means it is always available. Although I agree, I would prefer to disable my data plan and may go back to a feature phone soon.