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Verizon Wireless...blocking wifi or adding windows mobile???

by chapmans2005 / December 2, 2008 4:20 AM PST

Hello! We are considering the samsung i760 for our daughter for the calendar and because it doesn't require a data plan with Verizon. We don't, however, want her to have access to the internet (lots for young eyes not to see). Is there either a way to block wifi access so she can't just turn it on when she's not in our presence, or is there some way to download windows mobile 6.1 to a different verizon phone??? Any suggestions and info would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

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bad data!
by make_it_w3rk / December 2, 2008 4:59 AM PST

You can add whats called the national acess block to that line of service, it will block out all data conenctions. The only down side to that is picture messages run threw the data network. so in short no data= no picture messages

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nothing works!
by chapmans2005 / December 2, 2008 5:02 AM PST
In reply to: bad data!

I know, thank you. However, blocking the national access which blocks all data (including picture and video messaging) still will not block her wifi access. I'm afraid there is no good solution!!!

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How about sending her to live in a convent?
by Pepe7 / December 2, 2008 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: nothing works!

Why bother with a smart phone if you want such a high degree of censorship? I'd opt for a dumb phone where you can more easily block all data connections/messaging protocols. And if anything happens to such a phone, they're also more easy to replace.


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You're right!
by chapmans2005 / December 2, 2008 5:46 AM PST

Again we're just considering that phone because the price for us is right, we can block all data and not have to add a data package like with the newer phones, and she still gets the calendar since she's at the age where she's trying to juggle a lot of things. But we're finding it's not such a good consideration anyway! Been reading other threads saying we can sync outlook calendar with the lg dare so maybe that's our best bet. Thanks

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