Ditching minutes plan and going data only

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    Recently, I have been using my minutes less and less and relying more on other forms of communication (Facebook, Gmail, Gmail Chat, messaging, Skype, etc.)

    Has anyone tried cancelling their minutes plan and using their Droid with data only? Does Verizon even let us do this?

    My main concern is around making voice calls. I know that I can make phone calls through Gmail, but with my Droid?

    The motivation to do this is financial. I would cut my bill in half if I can figure out a viable VoIP option.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    I would be really surprised if VZW let you have a phone and a data only plan
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    My neighbor has a data only plan with AT&T. But..he is also deaf. Had to produce medical proof.
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    I hear ya on the voice minutes.... I just dropped mine to the minimum per month... all we can do for now.
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    VZW won't let you do that.
  6. IluvMyDroid-LTD
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    Dang it verizon :/

    I only used 120 minutes out of 450 from last month!
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    Can't you drop to the lowest calling plan? It's forty bucks right? I understand having financial constraints. Call them and see what the minimum you are allowed to have. But I don't think they would let you not have a calling plan but still have a data plan. I hope things get better for you.
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    you used more than double what I used last month! ha ha. I think I used like 45
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    that's a thought.. maybe i'll try tomorrow.
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    don't think that's possible....
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    AFAIK....No, VZW has no reason to let you do this.
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    You can you Google Talk on any phone I believe... I haven't really tried it to be honest, well I tried it, but I don't need it so :) And unless you're prepaid, which is actually available on the Droid X now, the you need a minutes plan, minimum is like 400 minutes.
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