Originally Posted by jsdewey
I'm still on my father's family plan, so there's no data plans for me. Thanks though!
I know I'm probably pushing this a little too far but based on experience it's worth it.
My brother is in the same situation. He has an unlocked htc mytouch that runs on wifi without a data plan. All you have to do is call att before you put the sim card in the new phone and tell them you want a data block on your number.
This does have one drawback. MMS will be disabled so you won't be able to send picture messages. To keep mms you could just disable data on the phone and not call ATT. This is a little risky because if you accidentally enable data, the charges will be exorbitant but I would just play it safe and put a data block on the account.
I think it's worth it to get the android experience because of all the apps and extra functionality. It's great to have a carrier agnostic device like an unlocked android phone because you aren't limited to any one service carrier or app source. These phones are really yours to do with what you want without fear of financial penalty, which is why I love them.
Just my 2 cents