Well, the good times are apparently here once again seeing that we can all rejoice now that AT&T has killed off its stringent requirements on messaging devices. Previously, customers picking up "quick messaging" devices were required to add on data or texting plans that amounted to $20 per month. However, they’ve suddenly out of the blue changed their stance and no longer require customers to do this anymore.
Definitely a nice change of heart, this move will naturally be seen by customers as a wonderful thing. Rather than having to pick up some sort of chintzy basic flip handset, you can once again feast your eyes on some messaging phone without the worry of any additional plan changes.
source: AT&T via Mobileburn