Do android phones require a different data plan than a non-smartphone?

Answer Yes they can, through 3rd party software like Tango or Fring. If I helped you out like my facebook page at

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Does Google voice work on android cell phones with just a data plan?

Is simultaneous voice and data available on an Android smartphone?

I don't know about every single Android phone out there (the software is open source, allowing a number of manufacturers to produce Android phones), but I'm able to do it on my Motorola Droid 2.

Can you get an android phone without a data plan If you buy an unlocked android with prepaid can you use google voice for all the calls and wifi for internet?

Yes and No. If you buy it with a new contract for a discount price at AT&T, they will make you get a data plan, but if you get it from T-mobile, a data plan is just recommended.l

Can you get a smartphone from att with out a data plan specifically an htc aria or remove it after buying the phone?

I work for ATT and you must leave the data plan. IF you deleted the data plan, the phone will not work. Hope this helps