Looking to buy Verizon SamSung Tab and only Use Wifi

Discussion in 'Samsung Tablet Discussions' started by ilusa, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. huskur

    huskur Senior Member

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    As backnblack just stated....root is not needed for gaming at all or for getting free games for that matter. If you want free games there are many sites on the internet to get the .apk files of almost any game for free. I am not a gamer so i don't care about "stealing games" but they are out there. See for yourself by using "google". DF will not tolerate discussion of theft or be a part of it. If you want to do it, you are on your own.

    FYI---- almost any .apk is available if you know where to look
     
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    Exactly, or get a nook color, of which the custom roms are far better. I am getting rid of my galaxy tab to get one. The nook color is also far cheaper.[/QUOTE]



    I have to agree...$249 bucks for a retail nook color, cheaper on 3rd party sites will get you exactly what your looking for! I have one and it is rooted and OC'd to 1.2 ghz. There is even a "almost" fully functional Honeycomb rom available if your interested in such things. Its blazing fast and works great with android tether. I haven't looked , but, if you like the look of the galaxy tab, there are launchers out there as well as themes that can closely mimic the GS. tslauncher is a good one.

    good luck, I wouldnt blow all your money away on a GS tab....just sayin.

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    I bought my Galaxy at Costco through Verizon and I had to purchase the 1GB data plan (approx $25) for at least one month in order to purchase it. I also will have to pay the activation fee ($35) if I return it within 90 days, Costco warranty.

    Was I able to buy it without paying the one month data fee and the activation fee?
     
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    Yes. I signed up for the 2gb plan and there is a new number on my vzw bill that corresponds to the tab but there are no charges for that number. On first boot at the activation screen, I pressed (I think) up vol once then down vol twice then up vol three times then down vol four times or perhaps vice versa (google how to skip activation). Anyways it then asks you if you want to skip activation, click yes and it fully boots. I then bought juice ultimate from the market which in the advanced settings has a tab only option that turns off your 3g/cell radio but leaves wifi enabled. I use it strictly on wifi now and don't have to pay vzw's crappy fees.

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    Rereading your post I think I misunderstood. You have already paid the activation and 2gb plan fees. I'm guessing they activated the tab in the store before you left. I ordered mine off the internet directly from vzw. Sorry for the confusion. I think you are stuck with the fees, but you can always call and cancel the data plan if you are not going to use 3g. It sill works nicely with wifi only.

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    This is complete bull **** that Verizon gimps this devices Bluetooth and also gimps the ability of us not being able to place calls on it. WTF?
    Is there not one ROM for us to get past those two hurdles?
    Hell, you'd think VZ would want to make money by selling the voice feature on this phone.
     
  7. jaycemiskel

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    It's not a phone it's a tablet. If they did that they might not make money off of you twice which is probably why they do it.

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