Can I get a smartphone that doesn't have a data plan?

Episode 1090 (28:04)

Joshua from Greenville, WI
Motorola Moto G

Josh is on his dad's plan and he doesn't want to pay for a smartphone with a data plan. Is there an affordable option? Leo says that buying an unlocked phone will be a bit pricey, but then he won't have to have the data plan. He could get a Motorola Moto G for about $150 unlocked and unsubsidized, which is what he'll want. Then in two years, he can put a SIM card in it when Josh is on his own contract.

GSM with TMobile or AT&T is the best option. The Moto G is a low priced Android phone. Is there a similar Samsung option? Leo says sure, if he wants to pay a bit more. He can probably get a Galaxy SIV or SIII.

The Chatroom says that going to and getting a Google Nexus 5 is a good option too. For about $300. Leo says that's a great idea.