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Can you use Android Market with Wifi only?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ConceptVBS, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. ConceptVBS

    ConceptVBS Well-Known Member
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    For the owners, can you access Android Market with Wifi only?

    I'm planning to get one with no contract and no 3G. Was wondering if I can do this.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    Yep, no problems accessing the market only via wifi.
     
  3. jhat3k1

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    My understanding is that the tab has to be activated through the carrier before they will work. Then you can chose not to use the data if u want.
     
  4. tungtle

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    i bought my Tab at Best Buy, paid outright, no contract, walked out the door.. of course I had to input a 'skip activation' code to bypass the activation screen, but everything works perfectly
     
  5. Tech Addiction

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    The key seems to be you have to have a 3g model which is the only one available right now. If you hold out for a wifi only model then no, Market won't work according to Google. Maybe when the Tablet optimized OS comes out it will allow Wifi only Market access on a Wifi only model. I use Wifi a lot to make downloads faster through the market.
     
  6. uniquenameEVO

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    You are correct as far as google stated. However, the market can be side loaded and work just fine.
     
  7. Tech Addiction

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    So are you saying you can side load the Market or side load apps? I knew you could side load apps, didn't know about the market though.
     
  8. uniquenameEVO

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    I'll admit I haven't seen it done on this tab, but the market has been sideloaded on numerous wifi only tablets. The archos forums should have the actual apk.
     
  9. xScope

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    Confirmed yes.
    Bestbuy, Sprint version, without activation fee or anything, just plain $599. And I bought a couple of paid apps no problem at all!
     
  10. cbanning

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    Obviously, I DON'T HAVE MINE YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But, what is the skip activation code, where did you get one, or is it part of the first log on screen. Hope to get mine Monday?
     

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