1. texbob's Avatar
    I plan to upgrade and get a new phone when WP8 comes out. So I am wondering if anybody knows if the old phone, a Samsung Focus, can be kept and used as a wifi device only (no phone plan)?
    09-26-2012 12:04 PM
  2. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I would assume so. Take the sim card out and it effectively is a wifi-only device now correct?
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    09-26-2012 12:05 PM
  3. tk-093's Avatar
    Yes, that is exactly what I do. I have a Focus sitting in a drawer somewhere and I can basically use it as a Zune HD. :)
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    09-26-2012 12:07 PM
  4. texbob's Avatar
    Great. Thanks folks!

    I'm looking forward to a new phone with some cool new features although I must say that the Focus doesn't "feel" old yet.
    09-26-2012 12:18 PM
  5. Mandos's Avatar
    How would this work for a Verizon Trophy? Would I pull the Verizon SIM card from the phone?

    I want to be able to have my Trophy useable for my young kids to play with without worrying that they make a call or send a text message accidentally.
    09-26-2012 12:53 PM
  6. tk-093's Avatar
    How would this work for a Verizon Trophy? Would I pull the Verizon SIM card from the phone?

    I want to be able to have my Trophy useable for my young kids to play with without worrying that they make a call or send a text message accidentally.
    The SIM card in the Trophy is just for global so having it in or out of the phone doesn't matter. But I imagine you could just use it on WiFi, it shouldn't be a problem at all. If you can just disable the cellular radio then you wont have to worry about it draining because of it or throwing up any errors because it can't connect.
    09-26-2012 01:24 PM
  7. power5's Avatar
    Should not need to disable anything on verizon. When you activate the new phone they put in the ID number and that tells their towers that phone is allowed to use the cell services. They will deactivate the current ID number on your trophy and it will no longer pick up the cell signals. At least that was how I thought Verizon worked.

    Same concept with ATT. They deactivate the SIM card on your account. Then they put a new one in your new phone and activate it on their network. Nothing needs to be disabled.
    09-26-2012 03:54 PM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    SIm card or NONE SIM card phones. no problem

    1. Settings -> Airplane mode -> ON
    2. Settings -> Wifi -> ON


    Bam , WIFI only device!
    09-26-2012 04:08 PM
  9. textomatic's Avatar
    My old Samsung Focus is full of kids apps for my 3 year old. We pull it out whenever we go out to eat to keep her busy. :)
    09-26-2012 06:19 PM
  10. hoonigandad's Avatar
    ive read you can also buy a sim card from net10 to get pay as you go service too
    10-03-2012 10:02 PM
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