Use of a Droid without a service

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  1. banco

    banco New Member

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    Can a droid be used without a phone service? Specifically, could I use a droid for the calendar and contact applications and be able to sync these with my gmail account (only via wifi) without activating the phone with any service? (This would allow my wife to carry a calendar and contacts with her. She doesn't want a cellphone.)
    Thanks.
     
  2. Shockwave2.3.5

    Shockwave2.3.5 New Member

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    Yes you can use a droid without activating it, you can do everything that you can on any droid except make calls send text and pics, other than that everything else works the same as long as you have Wi-Fi.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
     
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    absolutely. I keep my old one on airplane mode all the time unless it's using wifi and use it as an MP3 player, much nicer than any iPod :)
     
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    CANN0N New Member

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    a droid without service is basically androids ipod touch. when connected to wifi u can do pretty much anything, even make n receive calls n text thru acouple apps. its awsome

    *EDIT* My phone got shut off for a couple weeks and with google voice n groove ip i was making and receiving calls with no problems at all.. as long as i was connected to wifi, which is just about everywhere nowadays. google voice lets u pick whatever number u want n u even get voicemail. when i get a new phone im going to cancel my home phone service n just use my OG Droid as my home phone n save $$$!!
     
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    My 9-year-old really wanted an iPod Touch for Christmas. However, since my ex got an iPhone through work, I figured we could use his old DROID X as a Droid version of the iPod Touch. He cleared his things off the phone and we gave it to her for Christmas. The problem we're having is that any time she tries to do anything - visiting the Marketplace or downloading something - using wifi, she gets a message that she needs to setup a Google account. When we try to do this, we get an error that it can't connect to the servers. I am so not a tech idiot, but I am obviously missing something. Any suggestions?
     
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    Make sure the wifi network has an internet connection, or maybe try creating a gmail account on a regular computer and then signing into it on the phone. Other than that I'd say give the standards a try- reboot, clear cache (for both the market app and the phone itself), factory reset (try them one at a time, in that order)
     
  7. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Make a gmail account on your pc and you should be fine
     
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    How to setup droid market

    Ok... There is a setting that sais somthing about allow data something like that you need to tell it yes so that ittl take a gmail account just look through your settings till you find it hoped this helped
     
  9. tjk629

    tjk629 Silver Member

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    Take a look at either the:

    Samsung Galaxy Player
    Sony Walkman Z Series

    Both are these are technically MP3 players, but they run Android, and you get all the good stuff.
     
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