Last Updated: Sep 07,2010
I want to use the droid eris like an iPod touch persay, and just not use the cell phone part at all
Errrr why not just get the Ipod touch its a better media player than the eris. As far as disconnecting the Eris from Verizon servers, your logic does not make any sense...
If you buy the Eris without any service then you wont be connected to Verizon to begin with.
If you buy the Eris with Verizon service then you will be required to signup for the $30 unlimited data plan anyway so why not use it???
If for some strange reason you're paying for Verizon service and the data plan and still want to be disconnected then you simply turn off the "Mobile Network" connection on the phone. This turns off the cellular radio.
Don't care I just want to know if it's possible
The eris has a 5 megapixel camera and a better existent microphone
The eris has a 5 megapixel camera and a better existent microphone but I just want to know if it's possible and how to do it, all I can think of is just never dialing *228
It seems clear you stole someones phone and dont want anyone to track you...
mind your not going to help me are you, I just wanted to have the features of this phone without the data plan jeeez
You will not have any service from Verizon, phone or data, if you dont signup for the data plan. They will refuse to activate it on their network unless you pay for the extra $30 data plan along with whatever voice plan.
All you can do is buy the phone for $400 without any service and use it as an Ipod touch...good luck with that....
Just set it in airplane mode and it will disconnect all wireless connections.
But yeah, stupid idea, to be honest.
um cancel your contract?
I sort of can understand why someone might want to do it. The Eris is more like a computer and can be tinkered with even using wifi and take pictures where the iPod Touch is just a media device with no real ability to tinker unless it's jailbroken. But even jailbroken you cant customize the device as much as the Eris. So to answer your question once the phone is past the "Activation stage" it will remain thatway. However if you do an update when it comes out it may go back to a deactivated state. That I am not sure.
To all those disparaging the questioner;
I bought my phone from Verizon fair and square and I am going to Mexico where Verizon roaming charges are quite high. I would like to know if I can disconnect from Verizon servers and use the wifi without incurring Verizon charges.
i believe you can just put it in airplane mode and turn off 3g. i
think you can call verizon and get them block roaming or whatever just in case.
when i had a dumb phone my mom got them to block internet and she forgot to tell me so i used it (apparently the verizon person did not actually block it) and ran up the bill a lot. verizon was great and took it completely off the bill...
so if you call them and block roaming if it does end up charging you for something they should take care of it.
Personally I'd rather have an Android based "iPod Touch" myself instead of iOS. That's a reason I'd do what the OP is proposing.
I was recently in Honduras and was quite successful using WiFi without any additional charges. Airplane mode is really good for that, not to mention in the week I was there I had to charge my battery just once.
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