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I am looking at a "unlocked i99+++ & confused about "data package

I am looking into this phone (or maybe the i99) & a service plan. I found a cheap providor but they keep talking that it may need a "data package" which they dont support due to internet needs. They said they can send out a "SIM card" to try but I dont want to buy till I understand all this. This will be my FIRST cell phone so I DO NOT KNOW ANY OF THIS GEEK LANGUAGE!
I have zero idea what she is talking about. I dont need/want internet. Just a phone ( some of the features for this look nice so I like it and the price!!)
What is this "data package"? Do you "need" it to run the phone? Can any service work w/ it? Is ther a way around the "data package" if needed?

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Testimonial: "Thanks allot for the advice. I will give it a try after I buy it. I will also give this info to the provider & hope they learn something also. Thanks for sharing some of your brain cells. (I am going out of my mind w/ all this stuff! Want to sell me a few of your brain cells so I get get part of my mind back? ;) )"

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