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Old Mar 15, 2008, 03:09 AM   #1
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WiFi Only on iPhone WorkAround....?

Is it possible to use the airport wifi only while
in airplane mode....?

Basically what i want to know is, Can you surf the internet with wifi
without using the Edge Network....?

thanks!

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Old Mar 15, 2008, 03:13 AM   #2
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There is an application that can do this but I can't for the life of me remember what it's called, sorry.
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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what i meant is can you use wifi
when the phone part is off....?
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 11:49 AM   #4
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From the iPhone User Manual:

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When airplane mode is on, (the airplaine icon) appears in the status bar at the top of the screen, and no cell phone, radio, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth signals are emitted from iPhone. You can’t make calls, send or receive text messages, stream YouTube videos, or get stock quotes, map locations, or weather reports.
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 12:21 PM   #5
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that sucks!

Isn't there a workaround ??
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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that sucks!

Isn't there a workaround ??
Sure. The iPod Touch.
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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Is it possible to use the airport wifi only while
in airplane mode....?

Basically what i want to know is, Can you surf the internet with wifi
without using the Edge Network....?

thanks!
Why would you want this. The iPhone will always use wifi when available before going to EDGE so this setting is unnecessary.
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 08:50 PM   #8
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lock your SIM card

this appears in another post about taking your iPhone overseas. In order to avoid fees for EDGE use but still using free wifi you can take out the SIM card or create a pin for your card in settings, turning off then on the phone and when prompted leave the SIM locked. This will basically downgrade your iphone to an ipod touch.
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Old Mar 16, 2008, 03:44 AM   #9
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yeah, this is what i meant !

When using the iPhone Abroad without
being charged through the kazoo, to surf the internet at a cafe !

So is there a way to surf the internet abroad without being charged EDGE fees ?
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Old Mar 16, 2008, 06:15 AM   #10
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yeah, this is what i meant !

When using the iPhone Abroad without
being charged through the kazoo, to surf the internet at a cafe !

So is there a way to surf the internet abroad without being charged EDGE fees ?
Settings->General->Network->Data Roaming - Set to OFF

When this is set to Off and you are unable to connect to your native network, the iPhone will not use data services unless on a WiFi network. Apparently
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Old Mar 16, 2008, 06:23 AM   #11
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Data Roaming

However, people have posted that you can still receive calls, which will run up a bill. So locking or removing the SIM is the best bet I have found. I can only assume that preventing charges to your bill is the only reason to use wifi only?
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Old Mar 16, 2008, 06:29 AM   #12
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Perhaps telling people not to call you???? Just redirect to another number back at home?

Always best never to give out your number. People will only disturb you all the time.
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