1. BarryII's Avatar
    I read some things about an FM tuner that doesn't use data but I read so many things that I forgot whether it should work on WP 8.1. So, will I be able to get FM radio on my phone (Nokia Lumia 520) with WP 8.1 without needing data? What if my cell phone service is down, like if the towers disappear and my Pay As You Go account is depleted?
    05-14-2014 10:59 AM
  2. Kunal Dudwadkar's Avatar
    FM radio is independent of Data or cellular signal. It'l work even without your sim card.
    05-14-2014 11:13 AM
  3. BarryII's Avatar
    I know, theoretically that's true, but I'm not sure about the Lumia 520. I guess I should ask "can I get FM radio on my Lumia 520 with no cell phone service at all"? I mean, I can download whatever I need with WiFi, but then if I have absolutely no phone or data service, can I listen to FM radio with my Lumia 520?
    05-14-2014 11:21 AM
  4. iamtim's Avatar
    FM radio is independent of Data or cellular signal. It'l work even without your sim card.
    That should answer your question.
    05-14-2014 11:24 AM
  5. BarryII's Avatar
    The problem is, instructions tend to suck for everything and assume knowledge that the consumer doesn't necessarily have. Some apps require data even for things that are possible to do without data. An FM radio app may require that for ads or something. I'm not convinced I can get FM radio on my phone with no cell phone or data service. Unfortunately, I think I need an "FM Radio on Cell Phones for Dummies" type answer.
    05-14-2014 11:56 AM
  6. iamtim's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I think I need an "FM Radio on Cell Phones for Dummies" type answer.
    Ye gads. That's exactly what you've been given.

    The FM radio in your phone is a separate radio than the cell/data radio. It is a regular FM radio. It uses the headphones for an antenna just like any other FM radio. You can have no cellular service, no cellular data, no wifi data, and the FM radio will still work because that's all it is - an FM radio.
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    05-14-2014 12:28 PM
  7. BarryII's Avatar
    The way I see to access radio is through the AT&T Radio icon. The EULA for AT&T Radio says "The Application allows You to listen to music channels, local radio stations, radio talk shows, and other radio channels on Your Device. Voice, data and messaging rates may apply when You use this Application" emphasis mine.
    05-14-2014 12:43 PM
  8. iamtim's Avatar
    AT&T Radio <> FM Radio.
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    05-14-2014 01:10 PM
  9. ZJ AJ's Avatar
    05-14-2014 01:34 PM
  10. BarryII's Avatar
    OK, I found FM radio through my "Music + Videos" and it works with my WiFi off and no plan. I don't have headphones yet but I plugged in a mic and got a few stations through the speaker. I hope headphones would get me more stations and make them clearer.
    05-14-2014 01:53 PM
  11. TechFreak1's Avatar
    The headphones work as an antenna and yes they should make them more clearer. Also with 8.1 you can pin FM Radio to your start screen as it is now essentially a stand alone app.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-14-2014 02:02 PM
  12. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, exactly, You could pull out your SIM card and with no data, FM would work(of course depending on the model)... Think of it like having a portable FM radio but, you need headphones to listen to it (attena).
    05-14-2014 03:12 PM
  13. badplanet's Avatar
    And if you have a Pebble smart watch with Pebble Watch Pro app you can control the FM radio from your watch. Set up 6 preset stations and move between them by clicking the previous or next buttons on the watch or press the play/mute button to play or mute the FM radio.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    05-14-2014 03:28 PM
  14. Haley Harding's Avatar
    were is the radio
    02-27-2017 04:23 PM

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