Old Guy Newbie Question w/ unlocked and wifi option

Russ Burke

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Hi Everyone,

Still one of those dinosuars that still have no cell phone, and to be honest really have no need for one. But this nokia 1020 lumia really has my intrest as the camera is just awesome looking. So want to get this for that option, and even maybe a few games, and being able to transfer photos to my computer (not windows 8, but 7). So wondering if I buy the phone with no contract can I still use it as mostly normal if I have wifi access? Kind of like with my ipad3, I only have it for wifi and can do most anything. Thanks

Russ
 

AR2186

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Yes, you can use it with full access to everything through WiFi. I have a 620 that I use as a Windows version of an ipod. Make sure to put it in airplane mode so you don't get annoying popups about not having a SIM card / cell connection. Once in airplane mode, you can turn WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC on individually
 

Russ Burke

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Ok thanks guys. One more question, can i use phone if I get those wifi phone apps like with ipad I have Line2, which is a real phone and text app. Or maybe even use my magicjack line with this?
 

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I don't have any experience with those apps to tell you if you can use them or not, but you could probably accomplish the same thing with Google Voice (though I'm not a proponent of Google).
 

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If you want to do phone calls over wifi, Skype is another option. It seems to work pretty well on WP8 for me. There is a cost. $3/month to make unlimited outgoing calls, plus an additional $5/month if you want your own phone number to receive calls on.
 

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