What is it that triggers AT&T's "SmartPhone* data plan requirement?
I am a happy AT&T customer with the *cheapest* of cheap plans: strictly pay by the minute as I go. There are simply no data in the plan. My wife has the same plan on an older "flip phone" with a display roughly the size of a postage stamp; however, it will (sort of) access the web. There is an email application on the phone; however, this always returns "Communication Error #20" which I attribute to not having any data.
Is it possible to activate the email application for text only? The phone's plan obviously has a rudimentary data stream. Possibly I haven't configured the server? (We have att.net email and the phone is a Z222)
I'm not trying to use data for free and I won't be able to receive attachments... can I receive plain text email?