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Turn off all data and only have WiFi on?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bamhm182, May 26, 2011.

  1. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way to turn the cell phone radios 100% off and only have WiFi on? I'm currently up in the mountains and am roaming, but there's WiFi, so I don't want the 2/3/4G radios to be on.

    Also, does anyone know how roaming with Sprint works? Would I get charged for texting or making calls? Thanks.

    EDIT: Turns out I was doing it right, but the WiFi wasn't working because I assigned my phone a static IP for my home network, but the IP was out of range on the current network I'm using.

    To use only the wifi do the following:

    1. Hold down the power button for ~2 seconds
    2. Enable Airplane Mode.
    3. Enable WiFi and connect to your network

    If the WiFi isn't working, make sure you weren't doing what I did with the static IP address.

    1. Open SettingsWireless & network settings>WiFi Settings
    2. Press the menu button and click advanced
    3. Untick "Use static IP"
     


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