I just got the KIN TWOm yesterday. I loved the phone but I am confused over this issue.
I do not have the data plan but I am connected to the WIFI in my house. I can go on youtube, facbook, google, and other websites but when I try to download an app or a ringtone online, it doesn't let me. Why? Also, when I tried to download the Gmail app for the phone is says that "This file can't be downloaded.". Help?!?!?!?!
You can't download apps on this phone. You don't need to download a GMail app to get your mail. Go into Settings > Email and setup your Gmail account.
If you have your ringers on your computer, you can email them to yourself. Hopefully you have a microSD card in the phone you are transferring them from so you can get them on your computer... or compose some and email them to yourself at
There is a link somewhere on this forum to the PDF of full instructions. The only hassle with this phone is that you can't transfer contacts. Once you get through that, it's a great phone! I turned the roaming off on my phone to make sure I don't incur data charges. I also turn the wifi off when I'm not near a connection so I don't waste my battery looking for a connection.
You can use the Zune software to get your music and pictures on the phone. That was pretty easy. Hope this helps!
Best that you know that turning the roaming off will not stop you from using data from VZW. You need to request a data block either directly or do it yourself. You can also disable data from the service menu.
Someone on these boards mentioned "phonezoo". I used it and it works. I have downloaded both ringtones and pictures ALL FOR FREE!