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    Can a rooted Xoom use wifi without 3G connection?

    From what I have gathered is you need 3g enabled to use WIFI on the Xoom, which is completely ruining me and is the sole reason I havent purchased one. If you root the Xoom, can you use the wifi without setting up a 3g data plan?

    Any help would be great! I WANT ONE!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
    From what I have gathered is you need 3g enabled to use WIFI on the Xoom, which is completely ruining me and is the sole reason I havent purchased one. If you root the Xoom, can you use the wifi without setting up a 3g data plan?

    Any help would be great! I WANT ONE!!!!
    You do not have to enable 3G in order to use WiFi. And rooting is not required.
    But if you want the cost of the Xoom subsidized you'll have to subscribe to at least the $20/1Gb data plan.
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    Really!? Originally you did right, or at least thats what was reported or am I nuts? lmao!

    I'm going to buy one right now, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
    Really!? Originally you did right, or at least thats what was reported or am I nuts? lmao!

    I'm going to buy one right now, thanks!
    You're not nuts. Originally it was reported that Verizon would require at least a one month data subscription in order to enable the WiFi but that was changed before launch.
    You can buy the Xoom without a data package and pay the full price of $800 or subscribe to a data plan and pay $600. Data plans start at $20 per month for 1Gb.
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    Yea sold me haha just picked mine up woo!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
    Yea sold me haha just picked mine up woo!!!!
    Congrats Frankie! Hope you enjoy your Xoom as much as I'm enjoying mine.
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    I love it! Really great device, I'm glad I held out for the Xoom instead of the Galaxy. I think Motorola needs to market this device better and let people know you dont need a 3G plan. I know of several people who thought you needed a plan and its the sole reason they arent purchasing one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
    Really!? Originally you did right, or at least thats what was reported or am I nuts? lmao!

    I'm going to buy one right now, thanks!
    You're not nuts. Originally it was reported that Verizon would require at least a one month data subscription in order to enable the WiFi but that was changed before launch.
    You can buy the Xoom without a data package and pay the full price of $800 or subscribe to a data plan and pay $600. Data plans start at $20 per month for 1Gb.
    Changed before launch? More like it was never true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
    Really!? Originally you did right, or at least thats what was reported or am I nuts? lmao!

    I'm going to buy one right now, thanks!
    You're not nuts. Originally it was reported that Verizon would require at least a one month data subscription in order to enable the WiFi but that was changed before launch.
    You can buy the Xoom without a data package and pay the full price of $800 or subscribe to a data plan and pay $600. Data plans start at $20 per month for 1Gb.
    Changed before launch? More like it was never true.
    I thought I'd read an article on broadbandreports.com that said the plan had actually been considered based upon some leaked document. But then again, so much was written on the subject and there was so much speculation it was hard to seperate the truth from the FUD. My apologies if I was incorrect.

    By the way, I'm in Plano too.
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