I have had the $7 data plan going on three years now. My Bell guru installed Opera Mini (even though I couldn't) through rumkin.com Opera has a very good browser, quick simple intuitive. In three years I have never incurred any data charges above the mandatory $7 per month.
While the Instinct isn't an iPhone I still think it beats the Rogers ripoff plan on the iPhone. Remember when choosing a new phone DON'T!!! Always look at the plan first. Bell's data plan is unbeatable IMHO you just have to know how to get around the service charges same as any other company.
As the Instinct is first generation I will be closely comparing with the HT Touch as it will no doubt be a much better phone than last year's model. Be careful of getting worked over by being an early adopter. I learned my lesson with the iMac. An expensive education while great computers now there were many compromises with the first generation models so be wary of Instinct short falls by comparing directly with HTC's Touch which Bell also carries. The Instinct is a noticeably thinner screen size than the iPhone I picked up on that and have not had time to "play" with either yet.
I'll close by openly admitting I'd love nothing more than an Apple iPhone but it is always the plan the plan THE PLAN
. Roger's is an outright rip-off unless they do something MUCH better in a data-plan for Christmas I will stick with Bell thank you very much you can't beat it in Canada. Text messages can be blocked on Bell by typing STOP to the sender. From my limited view of the Instinct thus far I am presently
favouring the HTC Touch simply because many bugs will be repaired and hopefully better functionality will be built in.
Try not to be an early adopter of anything if you can help it because it can really cost you. Same for any phone smart or otherwise IMO.