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    Incredible as WiFi Only device?

    Is it possible to use my Incredible as a Wifi only device and disable the phone altogether? The reason I ask is I just received a brand new replacement from Best Buy that I have yet to activate because I got used to not paying for the DATA plan these past two months while my phone was out for repairs. I am currently using my old VENUS phone through Verizon which does not require any DATA plan. I don't feel like I should have to pay for internet twice from both Comcast & Verizon. I already have a working cell phone. I just want to use my incredible sort of like a WiFi Android Tablet at home for games and searches and such. Then use my VENUS to make calls. Is this possible?

    And if so, Will I still be able to buy and use apps from the Android market through my gmail account? Or, will I have to pay for one month of service with it activated in order to load all my old apps I bought already and then deactivate the phone from Verizon afterwords? Is the Google gmail account that associated to my Android apps also associated with Verizon? I'm kinda stuck here. I'd be willing to sell this BNIB if I can't do this, but I don't want to activate it and then find out I won't be able to buy and download any more new apps after I deactivate the phone through Verizon, because the phone would not be worth as much once I open it and activate it.
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    No, Smart Phones require a Data plan on Verizon....No way around it.

    And yes you apps follow your gmail.
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    If you don't activate it then you can use it for apps/web browsing through wifi.

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    So which is it? I'm curious to know the answer to this too. Does he/she need a data plan to use it for wifi only? However, I'm pretty sure you can't activate it without a plan. Would be nice to know if it could be used as wifi only though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13th angel View Post
    If you don't activate it then you can use it for apps/web browsing through wifi.

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    This.....I have a couple of phones that are not activated, but I still use the other functions of the phone (wifi, gps, etc}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnashr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 13th angel View Post
    If you don't activate it then you can use it for apps/web browsing through wifi.

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    This.....I have a couple of phones that are not activated, but I still use the other functions of the phone (wifi, gps, etc}.
    Good to know...thanks

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    Both are..... the post above mine I think was assuming wanted calls etc with it. As long as its not activated then you don't need data plan but if you activate it then you'll need data.

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    I gave my 3 year old my D1 and he can do anything other than calls and text as long as the wi-fi is turned on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13th angel View Post
    Both are..... the post above mine I think was assuming wanted calls etc with it. As long as its not activated then you don't need data plan but if you activate it then you'll need data.

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    Yes, I was assuming he wanted to make calls with the device but not have a data plan.
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

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    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Yes it's possible and it would make a great little media device. You can still put your videos, music, and surf the web through wifi. you can even use skype I believe if you signed up for it.
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