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Use Wifi on Deactivated phone?
fhockeychick
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I have a droid HTC incredible that i deactivated last november. I was wondering if I could use the wifi on it. I have tried but for some reason the wifi keeps turning right off!

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Ann154
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Yes you can. I would suggest first putting the phone in airplane mode and then turning on the Wifi radio. I would check the Wifi settings to verify that the Wifi network you want to connect to is stored in the phone. If not you can add it.

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soupcannon
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Also if you have done or ever do a factory reset after service disconnect the phone will have to be reactivated on an active vzw number to function in any capacity

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SydneyK
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Really?! It can't be used on Wi-Fi only, similar to an iPod Touch?

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Ann154
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You can skip the activation on a deactivated phone after a factory reset. I have done it at least twice on my old DROID Eris.

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AZSALUKI
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soupcannon wrote:

Also if you have done or ever do a factory reset after service disconnect the phone will have to be reactivated on an active vzw number to function in any capacity

are you sure? i had no idea that this was the case. if that's the case then it's good to know!!!

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Ann154
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AZSALUKI wrote:

soupcannon wrote:

Also if you have done or ever do a factory reset after service disconnect the phone will have to be reactivated on an active vzw number to function in any capacity

are you sure? i had no idea that this was the case. if that's the case then it's good to know!!!

The 3G only phones will still have the phone number attached to it if you factory reset your deactivated phone. My Eris still has the last phone number assigned to it and I have modded it since it was deactivated. I haven't tried it, but I think I can still call 911 with it.

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fhockeychick
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So if i have a different phone now with the same number i used on my droid then will i still be able to use the wifi or is this why the phone is not working?

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AZSALUKI
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you should still be able to use it on wifi (the old incredible). i used mine for months like that. i never factory reset it though, which is what the post above was about. it should work. i suspect something is messed up in the wifi settings. does it connect and then drop? or does it not connect at all?

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fhockeychick
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yes it connects for like a second and then drops

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