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#1 OFFLINE   reber1b

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

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?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:03 AM

Yes you can. In fact I took my sim card out of my Galaxy SGII to answer your question.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

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

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

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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