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

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Which basic phones are wifi-enabled (I do not want to pay for a smartphone's data plan.)?

A Samsung Ch@t is a good basic phone that's WiFi-enabled. I used to have one and it really easy to use, it has a QWERTY like a Blackberry.

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

Does a smartphone have to have a data plan?

Well the answer is no, but you can trick them. Say you already have somebody in the family with a data plan. Say its your mother. Tell her to go to the store and get the phone you want. Since she a... Read More »

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.