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

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  1. DROIDX2TN

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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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    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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    I don't think you can do actual text messaging, but you can use something like Google Talk
     
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    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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    Thanks!!! It works great!
     
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