Please dont take this as gloating but since ive moved to the DroidX and Verizon the Sprint account has been deactivated. The phone is mine to do with as I please so I fired it up today to see what I could do with it. Obviously, I cant make any calls but it does connect to wifi and surfs the web. When it booted up I found that there were updates to apps i had loaded as well. Figuring they wouldnt update i tried anyway and sure enough, they updated like normal. So, it appear that the phone will do everything it always did short of having phone service and data. Kinda like an ipod with balls.