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Yes, it is possible, but it might be tricky depending on the phone. For instance, I bought a T-Mobile G1 (not the Android Dev Phone version) and had to have a SIM card in it. You can either borrow a friend's or you can do what I did, which was buy a prepaid-SIM card. It cost less than $40. If you have a friend's SIM card that has a data plan, then you ...


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Of course not. Your WiFi will go through your WiFi chip to AP and to some other ISP. There is no connection with 3G just like you can use WiFi even without SIM. But your carrier can(though highly unlikely) use some tracking program to track you and find what you are doing. Even if they do, the WiFi usage won't be counted as 3G. One advice I'd like to give ...


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You can pretty easily disable cellular data on an android device without root. On Android 2.2 and above, you can go to home --> menu --> Settings --> Wireless & networks --> Mobile networks --> and then uncheck Data enabled (on phones with Motoblur, the Data enabled setting might be in home --> menu --> Settings --> Data manager --> Data Delivery ...


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NetCounter will keep track of data usage. It may not be 100% accurate, but it would be a decent estimate.


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On Android, Wi-Fi is always used in preference to mobile data when connected to a Wi-Fi network. This was quite clear in Gingerbread and older versions of Android, which removed the mobile data icon from the status bar when Wi-Fi was in use. From Honeycomb onward, the mobile data icon may remain on screen when Wi-Fi is active. If your carrier/handset ...


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DroidStats does this for calls, SMS, and data: You can place widgets on your homescreen1 or, with the pro version, even inside your notification area2. Limits can of course be configured. It even shows data usage on a per-app basis. Statistics can show your most-called (and most-called-from) contacts, and more. As for data, 3G Watchdog even can go a ...


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Some networks allow you to check how much you have used such as O2. If you have ICS or Jelly Bean there is a Data Usage listing in settings. Alternatively try apps like these http://www.theandroidsoul.com/best-android-data-usage-apps-for-monitoring-3g2gwi-fi-usage/


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See this question for someone else with a similar concern. He also has a Galaxy... To be sure you are using only WiFi connection, you should specifically turn off the mobile data connection (in that case you will have no connection if you lose the WiFi connection, instead of switching automatically to mobile data connection without you noticing.) There ...


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OK, so it's quite obvious that your phone is receiving 3G service (likely EDGE/UMTS), not just the 2G GPRS service. GPRS is simply not capable of the speeds you're getting. Since you've called the carrier and had them check, it's their problem. I would say just go with it and enjoy the free service. Don't let them charge you for it if they figure it out ...


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There shouldn't be any problems using WiFi without having an active account on your og Droid. There's a pretty good discussion of this same question on the thread "repurpose old android phone".


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Yes you can, there shouldn't be any problem for using your phone as PDA only.


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If you have an unlocked phone, I don't think there should be any problem. The SIM card for GoPhone is apparently just a regular prepaid SIM card and is not tied to the phone it is sold with. If the phone doesn't recognize the APN for 3G, just go to Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile Networks > Access point Names and enter the appropriate ...


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As others have said, a pay-as-you-go SIM is a good solution for any phone. In the UK at least, you can pick up a free SIM card easily. Vodafone or O2 will send you one if you ask them or you can probably get one at any number of local shops. Just be aware that some handsets are locked to particular networks, so you will either need to get a SIM from that ...


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At Firefox Android Add-Ons, there is a recent add-on that is just what you want: Mobile Image Blocker v1.0 Speed up browsing on mobile connections and use less data by blocking all images. Working on images defined in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.


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Opera Mini / Opera Mobile are two recommended options for saving money on data charges: Opera's mobile browsers are the smart choice for browsing on expensive wireless data plans. Using Opera Mini or Opera Mobile to browse the web with your mobile phone can save you money on your phone bills, by reducing your data usage substantially. Opera Mini ...


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The Dolphin browser has an option to turn off images. I believe most versions of the stock browser have this capability as well. The 4.0.4 version can disable images via Settings ->Bandwidth management -> Load images, and I'm pretty sure that the Gingerbread browser had this capability as well.


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I had the same issue with my HTC Hero. Even though I could toggle Wifi on and off while in Airplane mode, it would fail to connect. Turning Airplane mode off solved the problem.


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Install MyAT&T APP & Log into her online wireless account that should be see up on AT&T website. Then check usage from there. It tells me my phone minutes, text messages & data. I use very little data as i am usually connected to WiFi, but because I am on a limited data plan, this app comes in handy.


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Looks like I have to eat my comments on the question. ZDBox is yet another app that you can use to track your data usage, and it appears to have some pretty powerful/fantastic additional features.


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Is there is nothing special about the myTouch the answer is: No Android smartphone requires a data plan, but it's no fun without a data plan. The phone works perfectly fine without a data plan ( of course, syncs won't happen ). The major disadvantage is that you have carefully check that you don't accidentally transfer any data while connected to your ...


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How to disable cellular data You can open the “Tester” application by opening the phone dialer and entering the number *#*#4636#*#* (It is easy to remember as 4636 = INFO on the keypad.) Now Tap “Phone Information” Press the Menu button Press the “More” item in the menu Now, select “Disable data connection” to disable cellular data now “Disable data ...


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Yes. It is possible to fly under the radar. I have done this on AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA. CDMA2000 providers (Verizon, Sprint) will instantly catch you because to activate the phone you have to provide the ESN - which they will look up. For AT&T, I switched to an unlocked phone (OpenMoko FreeRunner) a while back, so AT&T isn't sure what ...


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AFAIK the carriers are simply not interested in doing anything except forcing people with smartphones to pay unreasonable amounts for data plans. One thing you could do is get Verizon's Prepaid Mobile Broadband in the "hotspot" form. You can plug it in wherever and it effectively rebroadcasts the cell network as a Wi-Fi network. You can connect your phone ...


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You can get the LG Optimus V from Virgin Mobil for $150 (total) and pay $25/month for unlimited data and texts and 300 minutes/month of talk time. There are three drawbacks. (1) The screen is a bit small. (2) The internal memory is only about 200MB, so you are limited as the number of apps you can have (even moving apps to the SD card). (3) Virgin Mobile ...


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You may want to read this blog post. You might get a way with simply trying to access any web site and waiting for the Buy Web DayPass prompt. Otherwise you might need to do the trick mentioned in the blog, which is trying the above on a non-Android phone and then swapping the the DayPass enabled SIM.


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There do exist phones that aren't even capable of accepting a SIM card. Phones meant to be used on Sprint and Verizon networks typically don't even have GSM capabilities. They'll start up just fine without one (obviously). For example, my HTC Evo doesn't have a SIM card slot -- this would be an expensive option though, I'm sure you could find cheaper ...



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