I have suspended service to my two year old Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Does it still transmit radio signals, searching for a cell connection, if Airplane mode is not enabled? Must the SIM card be removed to prevent this? I want to use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions, but not have cell radio transmitting.
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I usually have the SIM card removed and the phone in Airplane mode for a wifi only device.
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A Verizon rep told me that my phone does not transmit to Verizon while it is in "suspension of service." and that there is no need to pull the SIM card. He was sure of his answer. Also, my phone will not transmit or receive Wi-Fi signals while in Airplane mode. So, in my mind my question is resolved.