I don't want to buy one of these ridiculously expensive data plans, as I do not want to use a phone for those features in the first place. I'm not going to be surfing or shopping via a phone. But finding a decent basic phone has been a bigger pain in the ass than expected. I have a basic national phone plan with an expired contract that's ~$45/ month, but my phone is close to shot. I do NOT want a data plan despite numerous attempts by Verizon to convince me that I need one. I need a new basic phone, but most of what I see on sale now are Smartphones that require a data plan. Looking for a good quality phone that sounds good and is durable. I admit I'm not that into cell phones and am way out of touch with recent phones. I think it's because some of my relatives are phone nuts and compulsively check it for messages or whatever every 30 seconds, which drives me insane. I turn my phone to silent most of the day and leave it in my coat pocket while I meet with patients. However, I really need a good quality and crystal clear phone when I use it for business purposes. I've been asked to repeat things and even occasionally spell them lately, which tells me this thing is degenerating fast and needs replaced ASAP.