1. Jhenkle's Avatar
    Does the Lumia 521 requires data service from T-mobile to work?
    I'm planning to get a windows 8 phone for my parents, but they don't even use/have data service at all.

    11-30-2013 12:07 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    In one word: no.

    Just put a microSIM in it and connect to Wi-Fi if you need internet.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-30-2013 12:14 AM
  3. Eric J F's Avatar
    I'll second what WanderingTraveler said- My wife's 521 doesn't have a data plan so we do everything by WiFi. It works well if you don't need to be constantly connected to the internet.

    Just make sure you have T-Mobile disable data on their end, turn off data on each phone (under Settings/Cellular), and I set Data Sense to the minimum, 1Mb per month, just in case there's a glitch and something gets through.
    11-30-2013 09:04 AM

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