If you are a mobile phone market researcher, listen to. There is an unserved market of mobile users today: those of us who want to benefit from internet based apps of smart phones, through WiFi, without paying the cost of unnecessary (to us) 3G contract.
After all, WiFi takes over the world! Those who have a budget, or who can resolve us to disconnect us from Facebook when they're outside hotspots, might want to limit the internet's use of the phone when we're in Wi-Fi hotspots and pocketing the negotiations.
But as a quick Google search will show, there are not a lot of clear-cut questions about how to get WiFi features without 3G contracts.
In my search, I have not found any company that offers a great phone, with Wi-Fi capability, which offers you a number (and possibly text) without data packets, where Wi-Fi is left accessible. If I missed it, do not hesitate to associate us with those companies in the comments field. However, I found one company that offers a great choice for the data on the program. See the note at the bottom.
After much searching and little possibilities I've found a choice that pleases me. I have turned my new Virgin Mobile Optimus V phone into Wifi-capable Wi-Fi.
First, Optimus V Wi-Fi was eligible, without service. The phone asked me to be active, but I just started tinker instead. No problem. I went to settings, wirelessly to the network and set up a WiFi connection at my home.
I also downloaded a program called KeepWifi that keeps me connected to Wi-Fi even when my phone goes to sleep mode. It brings attention every time I receive new messages on my Gmail or Yahoo account. I love it!
Free Wi-Fi call without a carrier!
Two Simple Steps:
1) Sign up for a free Google Voice account on your computer. You can even choose your phone number!
2) Invest 4.99 in purchase of GrooVe IP at Andriod Market, downloaded on Optimus V.
You are ready to make free calls! I have found call quality to be good. Greetings MagicJack!
So there are limitations with this smart phone option that I'm introducing. You may still have some services for phone service (landline or mobile phone) with another service provider, especially if you want a mobile phone.
I have a small, but very inexpensive, prepaid plan at the moving level of Virgin Mobile, such as covering me in a rare place, as I'm not near the landline or in hot places. I chose not to transfer my number from Virgin Mobile to Google Talk (which you can do), as I'd prefer to keep the primary number (which I have had for many years) portable.
If I always chose to complete a Mobile Phone plan from Virgin Mobile, it's a 300 minute schedule with unlimited text and web for 35.00. Not bad! But now I've got my money (it's 420.00 a year) and have a recent uplifted "hybrid" call time.
* It's a beta-tested company now with an amazing smartphone plan aimed at WiFi users. I will send next time. Such a big business name, take note! Consumers, be prepared for the development of the mobile phone for the market!
Source by Lianne Haught