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    I have an old Samsung Focus I am going to give to my daughter to use as basically a Zune..
    She can use it with wifi signals, but not any cell functions (no SIM card)..
    Is there a way to completely turn off the cell radio so it doesn't use the battery?
    We may eventually get a straight talk plan, but not yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    I have an old Samsung Focus I am going to give to my daughter to use as basically a Zune..
    She can use it with wifi signals, but not any cell functions (no SIM card)..
    Is there a way to completely turn off the cell radio so it doesn't use the battery?
    We may eventually get a straight talk plan, but not yet...
    This is what I use my Titan for. Turn it into Airplane mode. You can then turn any other radios on. I turn the WiFi on when I'm traveling to pick up on airports networks and Bluetooth when I'm using my sound system. Between all this I can use it for about 2 weeks without getting below 40%.
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    Awesome!

    Another question: with no sim card, is there anyway to message the phone over wifi (SMS or otherwise)? A seperate app, perhaps? I know I can email, but sometimes you need to say "hey, we are out front waiting on you"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    Awesome!

    Another question: with no sim card, is there anyway to message the phone over wifi (SMS or otherwise)? A seperate app, perhaps? I know I can email, but sometimes you need to say "hey, we are out front waiting on you"..
    There are some SMS apps such as Google Voice or What'sApp but email is probably best if her account is set to 'push' she'll get the email just as quickly as going through one of those apps, assuming she is connected to WiFi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    Awesome!

    Another question: with no sim card, is there anyway to message the phone over wifi (SMS or otherwise)? A seperate app, perhaps? I know I can email, but sometimes you need to say "hey, we are out front waiting on you"..
    You should be able to message her through windows live messenger. Only if both of you have an account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoftjunkie View Post
    You should be able to message her through windows live messenger. Only if both of you have an account.
    I think the biggest problem you'll run into (email or messenger) is that the Focus (is it on 7.5 or 7.8? Not sure if it makes a difference here) can't maintain WiFi when the screen is locked unlike with WP8. This means that if she's using the phone and the screen is off she won't reconnect to WiFi and get the message until she turns the screen back on and it reconnects.
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    Isn;t there an app that keeps your wifi active..? I thought I saw that...

    Also: did we ever get an official compatible microSD card list? I may want to buy a card to put in it so she can watch movies..

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