using a FreeRunner without cellular service

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at
Wed Jul 15 08:45:10 CEST 2009


Yes, it works fine as a handheld computer if you don't put the SIM in or
simply turn it off in some settings.

Have fun!

2009/7/15 Brolin Empey <brolin at>

> Hello list,
> I am planning on buying a FreeRunner.  I need to check with my carrier
> (Speak Out Wireless in Canada) about cellular usage outside of my home area,
> but I may want to use my FreeRunner without cellular service.  Is this
> possible?  Does it work well?  Do I have to remove my SIM or can I disable
> the cellular service without removing the SIM?  I do not have a data plan.
> I guess the FreeRunner should work fine without cellular service since it is
> more of a handheld computer with phone functionality than only a cell phone,
> but I have never used any Openmoko phone so I do not know.  My Nokia 6103b
> is actually my first and only cell phone because I have had a cell phone
> only since 2008, so I am relatively new to cell phones.  I am young (0x16,
> which my dad says means I can drive in Silicon Valley. ;)) and am a computer
> enthusiast, though, so I can easily learn new computer-related things.
> Thanks,
> Brolin
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