General Disable phone radio on Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1998chevy, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. 1998chevy

    1998chevy New Member
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    Hello all,

    My wife has an HTC Droid Eris which she is hoping to take with her on her upcoming trip to Italy. I already know that the Eris is CDMA and that Europe is GSM and that the phone will not work over there. Not that I want it too (don't want to pay big roaming fees).

    However, what I am hopeful of is that she can disable the cell phone antenna just in case it feels the need to fine some CDMA tower in Europe that I don't know about and rack up a big roaming bill, while still leaving the WI-FI active so that she can connect to wireless hot spots and be able to use the internet to send emails and possibly use Google Translate if she needed/wanted.

    Essentially I am looking for airplane mode that doesn't disable the Wi-Fi. Is there such a setting or application that will do this?

    Thank you for he help.
     

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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member
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    tap and hold blank spot on your screen...under htc widgets/settings/toggle3G/toggle wifi etc... is this what you are looking for?

    EDIT: sorry I see you want to just disable bars/cell radio like airplane mode but still have wifi

    I would think there is an app like that out of the 35000+ apps available but I don't know what it is my apologies
     
  3. VonKannick

    VonKannick Well-Known Member
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    I may be wrong, but doesn't roaming only apply if the call is connected? Easy solution is to simply not make any calls, and not answer it if it rings.
     
  4. andrizoid

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    you can still use 3g, it doesnt have anything to do with the wireless bill. as long as no calls are accepted you wont have to worry.
     
  5. Blrfl

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    There's a small amount of CDMA coverage in Europe, but it's all at 450 or 800 MHz, which no phone designed for use in North America is going to cover. So don't sweat it.

    --Mark
     
  6. bikercr

    bikercr Well-Known Member
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    You can disable the phone radio and still enable WiFi. I just flew on Delta in a jet with public WiFi. The Eris worked perfectly connected to WiFi while in airplane mode.
     
  7. Jshizzy

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    Yes you can use wifi in airplane mode. Download 1 click widgets from market. After installation long press home screen and go to widgets and then you will scroll down until you see one click widgets airplane mode. Selecting that will own a menu where you can enable wifi during airplane mode.
     
  8. 1998chevy

    1998chevy New Member
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    1 click Widgets airplane mode with Wi-Fi enabled seems to be just the ticket I needed to turn off the cell phone and keep Wi-Fi enabled. Also it is good to know that all the CDMA towers in Europe (and they are few) are of the wrong frequency to work with US phones.

    Thank you all for your help.
     

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