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unlocked smartphonewith home wifi

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by reber1b, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. reber1b

    reber1b Legend

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    If I buy an unlocked smartphone and do not contract with any carrier, can I still use that phone with the wifi from my home network even without a SIM card installed?
     
  2. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Yes you can. In fact I took my sim card out of my Galaxy SGII to answer your question.
     
  3. Matt9876

    Matt9876 Hall Of Fame

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    I run the MagicJack phone app via Wi-FI on an expired Iphone and Ipad, Works good :)
     
  4. reber1b

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    Great! Thanks for the replies. I don't have much of a need for a non-smartphone since I don't like to spend a lot of time on the phone. I never paid much attention to cell phones until the smartphones hit the market with their GPS, cameras, apps and so on. I have a mobile hotspot I keep in the car to use with my Xoom tablet, and two other gadgets that receive wifi. I have the TextPlus app on two of them for texting, and I can also talk on it if I have to -- 100 minutes for $1.99, and they never expire. That's all nice but it would be nicer to have the TextPlus app, a camera, GPS, etc. all on one gadget. Guess I'll start Googling for unlocked HG's, Motorolas or Sammys.

    Thanks again for the info.
     

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