How to toggle to wi-fi only?

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  1. fenrisswolf
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    Here's my situation:

    I'll be leaving the US for at least a few weeks due to a death in the family. I really want to take my phone with me but don't want to have accidental roaming charges, as I am fairly broke at the moment. For that same reason, I do not want to pay Verizon for international calling either.

    I know I'll have fairly widespread access to wi-fi, so I'd like to know if it's possible for me to toggle my phone's cell radio off and use wi-fi only while I'm gone. I'm a little worried that merely toggling "roaming" off may not work right, but anyone that can tell me that's all I need to do, feel free to pipe in and take that issue of my mind.
     
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    Place it in airplane mode and turn wifi on......Done.
     
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    plus the dx doesnt have a sim card and wont make phone calls over foreign cellular networks overseas anyways... only droid pro
     
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    The sim card thing is generally true enough, I suppose.

    I didn't know airplane mode only killed the cell phone band radio, I was under the impression that it was a complete radio kill switch. So I also learned something new from this. dancedroid
     
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    Wifi will be turned off if its on when you activate airplane mode, but then you can turn it back on while still in airplane mode. I wouldn't recommend leaving wifi on when you're not connected to a network because it will keep trying to scan for networks and this well effect your battery life some.

    Sent from my Focused DROID X
     
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