Cell phones forum: Using Smartphone Without Voice Plan

by: victorwl June 20, 2010 7:17 PM PDT

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Using Smartphone Without Voice Plan

by victorwl - 6/20/10 7:17 PM

Hi, I want to get a smartphone soon, and I was wondering if it's possible to save money by foregoing a voice plan and using a program like Google Voice or Skype to make and receive calls with just a data plan. I did do a couple of searches on this topic, and there's a lot of buzz about free VOIP apps and stuff like that, but I can't seem to find someone who actually ditched their voice plan and phone number for just the VOIP app. Is it possible to save money this way, or it is still advisable to have a voice plan with a number?

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