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Topic # 143354 11-Apr-2014 21:29
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I've been out of the phone loop since 2006. I currently use a Nokia 2330. I only use it for light personal use, and purchase prepay credit as I need it because I have an aversion to subscriptions. If I get a Lumia 520, will I be able to use it the same way, or is a certain amount of monthly data usage going to become inevitable with smart phones?

Basically, can I disable mobile internet, maintain telephony and rely on Wi-Fi for all (occasional) internet access?

Can the phone download all it's updates, apps etc. via Wi-Fi? Can it use it's GPS services without using up mobile data?

Sorry about the stupid questions.



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  Reply # 1023632 11-Apr-2014 21:32
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I've been out of the phone loop since 2006. I currently use a Nokia 2330. I only use it for light personal use, and purchase prepay credit as I need it because I have an aversion to subscriptions. If I get a Lumia 520, will I be able to use it the same way, or is a certain amount of monthly data usage going to become inevitable with smart phones?

- you can turn smartphone to 'dumb' phone by not using data - no problem there

Basically, can I disable mobile internet, maintain telephony and rely on Wi-Fi for all internet access?

- yes

Can the phone download all it's updates, apps etc. via Wi-Fi?

- yes

Can it use it's GPS services without using up mobile data?

- yes





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  Reply # 1023633 11-Apr-2014 21:34
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yes you can certainly turn off mobile data so the phone will only connect via Wifi Turning off mobile data does not affect calling or texting, these will continue as normal

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1023634 11-Apr-2014 21:34
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ah one more thing, there is also prepay option of buying data + mins + texts from all 3 major providers.





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  Reply # 1023642 11-Apr-2014 21:44
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The $16-$19 combos are a pretty good option

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