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Thread: Can my old Verizon smartphone be used by one of my children as just a phone?

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    I'd like to let my two youngest children use my Eris as a regular phone and only access the Internet when wifi is available. Is this possible?
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    I've been tossing around the same thought, I just haven't really looked into it.

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    You can turn off the data through a hidden menu I believe, *#*#4636#*#* but you won't avoid the data access fee. Verizon wont let you activate a smartphone without a data plan.

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    Also, any phone, activated or not can call 911.. something to be aware of.

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    Is there an app I can install on it so it can send and receive text messages while on wifi? Thanks!
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    Is there an app I can install on it so it can send and receive text messages while on wifi? Thanks!
    I don't think you can do actual text messaging, but you can use something like Google Talk

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    Quote Originally Posted by DROIDX2TN
    Is there an app I can install on it so it can send and receive text messages while on wifi? Thanks!
    I know there is for apple devices my daughter can txt from her Ipod
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    Try Pinger Text Free + SMS. My daughter uses it on her ipod, and I tried it on my HTC Thunderbolt, it worked well. It assigns you a phone number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRParsons
    Try Pinger Text Free + SMS. My daughter uses it on her ipod, and I tried it on my HTC Thunderbolt, it worked well. It assigns you a phone number.
    Thanks!!! It works great!

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