No you don't need a data/internet plan. I signed up with a pre-paid plan that just has text and talk. I have wifi at home and work so I get the data features that way. However, if you ever need to reset the phone and restore all your contacts and apps you do need to have a data plan to make this work. Fortunately, the pre-paid options allow you to buy data for a day or so rather than a whole month. You'll probably never need to reset your phone but if you do, get a data plan before you attempt to do it. Also, the GPS (Nokia Here Drive and Maps) allows you to download free maps to your phone so you can use it when you are off wifi, so I downloaded maps for the states I drive in.
answered 4 months ago
Albany, NY, USA
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