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Old October 2nd, 2012, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new LG Optimus S primarily as insurance against being without a phone and as a charger for a spare battery. It's a refurb from Ting.com.

The question is a different one from the other post that I borrowed the title from. Can I load apps and use my new (refurb) Optimus S for non phone functions? Is the network connection related to use of the internal or external memory so tightly that it is functionally bricked or near bricked without activation?

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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought a new LG Optimus S primarily as insurance against being without a phone and as a charger for a spare battery. It's a refurb from Ting.com.

The question is a different one from the other post that I borrowed the title from. Can I load apps and use my new (refurb) Optimus S for non phone functions? Is the network connection related to use of the internal or external memory so tightly that it is functionally bricked or near bricked without activation?

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Absolutely. I just did the reverse with the Optimus I recently retired. I use it for wifi.
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Default Re: turning a [new non-activated] phone into "ipod"-like device

I use mine to browse the threads & use it for wifi & music. It saves me from using my Samsung prevail that much. How I love this phone since it's rooted & romed the way I love it. My first ever android phone

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