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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by matt504hrs, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. matt504hrs

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    Hi, I'm going abroad and would like to just use the wifi and nothing else, how can I turn everything else off so I don't get incoming calls or texts etc?
     

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    Airplane mode.
     
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    But that will turn off WiFi also.

    I think the only way to do this would be to remove the SIM, then it'll just function as a PDA.

    I wasn't sure if the phone would actualy work wothout a SIM, but I've just tried it on mine, and it complains but still works OK and connects to wireless fine.
     
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    When you first put airplane mode on, it may indeed turn wifi off. However, you can simply turn it on again. Try it ;)
     
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    Well f@ck me sideways, I didn't know that. Excuse me for now asking a bloody daft question, but doesn't that defeat the object of airplane mode? I thought the idea was to turn off all radio transmissions from the phone.
     
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    Thinking about it, I still prefer my solution. It's a more certain way of making bloody sure I'm not going to inadvertently get charged some exorbitant rate for some accidental data or receiving a text from my network.
     
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    No, wifi is different to mobile networks. Mobile network transmissions can interfere with instrumentation, wifi doesnt.

    Infact some airplanes now have wifi networks.
     
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    Fair enough.

    ...and it's aeroplanes in the UK;)
     
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    Indeed, however if a menu or folder item spells something incorrectly (eg airplane mode / program files), I tend to stick to the incorrect spelling for the duration of the conversation, if I had already refered to it using its visible name ;)

    I prefer consistency over correct English spelling when we refer to something universal
     
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    Sorry, just being a little to anal. I'll go now.
     
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    Don't go, I love you. Come back baby...
     
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    *sniff*
    No, I'm going. You can't stop me.
    You never really loved me anyway, you were always playing with that bloody phone of yours, well I've had enough.
     
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    Fine then. I'll find me a girl with smaller knickers!
     
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