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Old Jul 22, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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nVidia Verizon phones with WiFi but no data plan?

Are there any phones for Verizon that let you use a full browser through WiFi, but don't require any data plan. In otherwise a phone that lets you use WiFi without 3G/4G contracts. My folks need new phones.
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Are there any phones for Verizon that let you use a full browser through WiFi, but don't require any data plan. In otherwise a phone that lets you use WiFi without 3G/4G contracts. My folks need new phones.
That is why I am eyeing a tablet. I don't/cant use cell phones at work. I dont go anywhere, so I always have wifi. Why spend at least $720 for a 2 year contract data plan?

Short answer, I am 99% certain all wifi phones on VZ.com are smartphones.
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Yeah, my folks have a tablet but they are wanting a new phone and like the idea of a little web browsing but flat out refuse to pay extra per month.
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I wonder, is that because it's not possible or because they're trying to force people into data plans?
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I wonder, is that because it's not possible or because they're trying to force people into data plans?
Probably more that the demand isn't there... People buy phones to have access from just about anywhere (i.e. 3G/4G data plans). Tablets pretty much fill this market today of WiFi only.
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Is there a way to put a "smartphone" on a dumbphone" plan without data then??? Like if they buy one on eBay?
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Is there a way to put a "smartphone" on a dumbphone" plan without data then??? Like if they buy one on eBay?
Possibly.

But if so, then be very careful because they will get raped on data overages if they accidentally use data when they don't have a data plan...

Honestly, I think they force you to at least sign up for the minimum data package.
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Get a pay as you go phone or an unlocked one which can be used as pay as you go, as long as it has some credit it can be used for phone calls and can be used for wifi for free, some come with free data per topup for none-wifi connections. If it isn't topped up you can still use wifi. At least that's how it is in the UK, I would assume civilised parts of the world would be similar.
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I wonder, is that because it's not possible or because they're trying to force people into data plans?
Force people into data plans. Last time my friend checked he couldn't even get his BB without a data plan...

I would also suggest looking for one of the prepaid carriers like straight talk. http://www.straighttalk.com/ServicePlans

$30 a month gets you 1,000 minutes and 1,000 texts a month. You have a small 30MB web access for those few times you might want to use 3G data. I've looked at a few others and this seems like the cheapest plan for talk and text. T-mobile also has a prepaid plan that is somewhat similar except it's 1500 minutes or texts.... Not really sure exactly what they mean by that. http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans
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Most smartphones, if not all, are capable of what you are asking. The problem is usually that the carriers won't let you buy a smart phone on contract without a data plan.

Of course if you buy the phone outright, you can probably get whatever plan you want.
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Most smartphones, if not all, are capable of what you are asking. The problem is usually that the carriers won't let you buy a smart phone on contract without a data plan.

Of course if you buy the phone outright, you can probably get whatever plan you want.
Verizon won't let you run a smartphone period without a data plan...
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Well isn't that a contrived requirement for Verizon to implement. No way to use a sim card to get around it?
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This is correct. I tried it with my Craig's List phones and no dice. If people want Verizon voice but no data plan go to Page Plus.

https://www.pagepluscellular.com/onl...e/minutes.aspx

Some people are having Verizon iPhones activated on that network. I know a slew of android devices are running off it.

With this you get their big red voice towers without big red dictated data.

EDIT: Just to be clear, with PagePlus you can take your Verizon Android smart phone and pay for a voice/text only plan and use your wifi for web browsing.

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Well isn't that a contrived requirement for Verizon to implement. No way to use a sim card to get around it?
FWIW, CDMA doesn't use sim cards.
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FWIW, CDMA doesn't use sim cards.
I own three verizon phones that have SIM cards. Every last Verizon phone that has 4G LTE has a SIM card because it's a GSM standard. Two of my phones can use the GSM standard outside of the United States.

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The world's first publicly available LTE service was launched by TeliaSonera in Oslo and Stockholm on 14 December 2009.[3] LTE is the natural upgrade path for carriers with GSM/UMTS networks, but even CDMA holdouts such as Verizon Wireless, who launched the first large-scale LTE network in North America in 2010,
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I might be way off here, but an Ipod touch will do what you are asking - it's basically an Iphone without the 'phone' part... but it'll only work like a phone using skype.
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This is correct. I tried it with my Craig's List phones and no dice. If people want Verizon voice but no data plan go to Page Plus.

https://www.pagepluscellular.com/onl...e/minutes.aspx

Some people are having Verizon iPhones activated on that network. I know a slew of android devices are running off it.

With this you get their big red voice towers without big red dictated data.

EDIT: Just to be clear, with PagePlus you can take your Verizon Android smart phone and pay for a voice/text only plan and use your wifi for web browsing.
**** me up the ass. Those give Tmobile a run for it's money in the no-contract/prepaid.

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I own three verizon phones that have SIM cards. Every last Verizon phone that has 4G LTE has a SIM card because it's a GSM standard. Two of my phones can use the GSM standard outside of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_(telecommunication)
Yes, you use a SIM card for LTE Data. But Voice operates off of EVDO which is CDMA. So you have to have that phone's MEI activated in order for voice to work. Same for 3G data to work. My phone is a global phone with a SIM card in it, but it does doesn't do anything because I don't have 4G.
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I own three verizon phones that have SIM cards. Every last Verizon phone that has 4G LTE has a SIM card because it's a GSM standard. Two of my phones can use the GSM standard outside of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_(telecommunication)
Yes, LTE uses sim cards. My Galaxy Nexus has one.

But pure CDMA phones (3G), do not. Given the currently limited LTE coverage, odds are you will not be using your sim card, as bman pointed out above.
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Yes, you use a SIM card for LTE Data. But Voice operates off of EVDO which is CDMA. So you have to have that phone's MEI activated in order for voice to work. Same for 3G data to work. My phone is a global phone with a SIM card in it, but it does doesn't do anything because I don't have 4G.
The long term plan is to use voice over LTE. From what I've read only a couple of the initial phones cannot do voice over LTE.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/v...-lte-mid-year/

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the LG Revolution -- announced at CES last month -- will be Verizon's first VoLTE device when it launches mid-year
But their plans were pushed back a bit..

http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/...lte/2012-05-30

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I have been off and on researching of voLTE for over a year. I would like to use one radio to help with battery life. I can't wait for Verizon to flip the service on. Long Term Evolution is not just about data.

Edit: Watch Verizon voLTE become a data app that requires a data plan.

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The long term plan is to use voice over LTE. From what I've read only a couple of the initial phones cannot do voice over LTE.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/v...-lte-mid-year/



But their plans were pushed back a bit..

http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/...lte/2012-05-30



I have been off and on researching of voLTE for over a year. I would like to use one radio to help with battery life. I can't wait for Verizon to flip the service on. Long Term Evolution is not just about data.

Edit: Watch Verizon voLTE become a data app that requires a data plan.
How about they just say nvm to voLTE all together and just enable VoIP on LTE? They will probably still want to charge you minutes though...

I didn't think they were even that close to using voLTE. I would have to imagine that it's still kind of a moot point to really turn it on just yet because there are many areas without 4G and other phones without 4G. So if you call voLTE to any non voLTE phone you would have to revert to lower audio quality, and if you were driving and lost 4G there would need to be a handoff back to 1x otherwise your call is getting disconnected.
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This is correct. I tried it with my Craig's List phones and no dice. If people want Verizon voice but no data plan go to Page Plus.

https://www.pagepluscellular.com/onl...e/minutes.aspx

Some people are having Verizon iPhones activated on that network. I know a slew of android devices are running off it.

With this you get their big red voice towers without big red dictated data.

EDIT: Just to be clear, with PagePlus you can take your Verizon Android smart phone and pay for a voice/text only plan and use your wifi for web browsing.
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There is one and only one phone type you can get that has WiFi and you do not need a data plan for.


The Microsoft Kin (And Kin2)

They are an interesting phone but have a 8MP camera, decent video and of course, WiFi.

You can't use apps with them but it has a browser and email sync. They do not sell them through verizon anymore but you can look online for one to buy.

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There is one and only one phone type you can get that has WiFi and you do not need a data plan for.


The Microsoft Kin (And Kin2)

They are an interesting phone but have a 8MP camera, decent video and of course, WiFi.

You can't use apps with them but it has a browser and email sync. They do not sell them through verizon anymore but you can look online for one to buy.

I second this. I found this a while back too. 8MP sounds good but it is ok allegedly.
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I second this. I found this a while back too. 8MP sounds good but it is ok allegedly.
I entertained getting this phone for someone two years ago.

THE APPS DON'T WORK

Browser and email sync? You think those two items are any good by today's standards?

Microsoft shut the servers down that supported that phone on the back end. One of a string of sorry ass Microsoft failures in the mobile market. I spit on Microsoft's mobile failures yet again.

The OP said "full browser". Does the KIN support HTML 5?

http://mobilehtml5.org/

Windows moble 7.5 sucks ass compared to IOS and Android browsers. I'm sure the Kin is far behind it. Suggesting the Kin is a horrible idea.

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Microsoft shut the servers down that supported that phone on the back end. One of a string of sorry ass Microsoft failures in the mobile market. I spit on Microsoft's mobile failures yet again.

Suggesting the Kin is a horrible idea.
And MS wonder why people do not invest in their mobile products.

Kin is an excellent suggestion, because it is the only option
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You can flash some smartphones to be used on verizon's prepaid dumb phone plan which is 50/m unlimited everything (no lte but 3g). I'm not sure how it's done but there are threads on xda where people have done it.
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There is one and only one phone type you can get that has WiFi and you do not need a data plan for.


The Microsoft Kin (And Kin2)

They are an interesting phone but have a 8MP camera, decent video and of course, WiFi.

You can't use apps with them but it has a browser and email sync. They do not sell them through verizon anymore but you can look online for one to buy.

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Default Phones w/out data plans that have wifi

I know the Kin one and Kin two phones dont require data but have wifi...is there any others?
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