I have a few questions, will explain first:
I got a (well, ordered yesterday, it shipped today, arriving Friday) a Samsung Fascinate phone from eBay (so I can't return it) and found out the next day that my friend wants me off his family plan. NO WAY can I afford a plan from Verizon with Data (even the new $15).
Q1: Don't want this new $400 phone to be a paperweight. Can I use it as a PMP / Internet Tablet if I have no cell plan for it?
Option 2: Still use my new Verizon Samsung Fascinate as a cell phone, but w/no data plan.
I know Verizon won't let me do this, which leads to this question: which other carriers (such as Cricket Wireless, Straight Talk, etc.) can I use this phone on? I've read about people using Verizon phones on other carriers, but I can't seem to find out for sure which ones you can do that with.
I guess there is an App QuickSettings? (is that the name?) which can easily turn off the cell's 3-G data, I assume Wifi will still work when the 3G is off?