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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nighthawk4, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Nighthawk4

    Nighthawk4 Member
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    I can access Gmail on a computer via WiFi only, on my iPad via WiFi only and on an iPhone via WiFi only, all using the same account - so why does the Android need 3G?

    You can also access the Apple App Store via WiFi only - yet it seems the Android App Market also needs 3G.

    Funny this limitation is not mentioned in any of the adverts for Android.

    Wish I had known this before buying an Android phone. I live in a dead zone for 3G, so that means my new phone is useless at Home :(

    I assume this is why it keeps saying 'validating phone number' when I try to setup email?

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  2. Nighthawk4

    Nighthawk4 Member
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    My mistake. It is the ORANGE mail and app store which don't seem to work without 3G. When I tried the Gmail and Market apps, they worked fine.

    Sorry Android - n00b here :)
  3. xene68

    xene68 Lurker

    Yes Orange have that stupidness built into their apps - ridiculous! :)

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