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Disabling the phone feature on the Samsung note 5

by LordTourettes / October 18, 2015 10:44 PM PDT

Hello, I'm looking at buying the new Samsung note 5, But is there a way to completely disable the phone/calling feature? I am looking at buying it unlocked. thanks.

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remove the sims card
by renegade600 / October 19, 2015 1:44 AM PDT

are you wanting to completely remove the phone service never to be used again or are you wanting to use one other than the one that came with it?

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disabling phone feature
by LordTourettes / October 19, 2015 7:14 PM PDT
In reply to: remove the sims card

I am looking to use the phone without the phone/calling features.

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disabling phone feature
by LordTourettes / October 19, 2015 7:17 PM PDT
In reply to: remove the sims card

I am giving the phone away to a kid with a strange addiction of prank calling and phoning the police and I want to disable the feature.

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By law it will be able to dial 911.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2015 7:23 PM PDT

So maybe this is a dead end. Or maybe a way for the kid to spend a few nights learning why we don't do that.

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rooting or contacting the police
by LordTourettes / October 19, 2015 11:57 PM PDT

is there a way to like root the phone or jailbreak it so it wont make any calls? Also could i contact the police to like disabling the phone number to access their system?

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For rooting, try XDA Forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2015 6:43 AM PDT

I've yet to read of such a root that did this. There is a mode called airplane mode but then no wifi and then one can take it out of airplane mode so that's a dead end.

Maybe a tablet is a better move here. There are so many now that don't have phones.

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still can be done
by renegade600 / October 20, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

if the phone only has wifi access, calls can still be made via voip. You can get free numbers from google voice or have a skype account and make calls without the phone feature. That is what I do with my old phones. no sims but make calls and no matter what, 911 will always be available.

IMO, if the kid makes prank calls, they do not need a phone. where there is a will, there most likely is a wy.

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Good points.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2015 11:15 AM PDT
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In this case, the kid isn't ready for such devices. Consequences of not being ready to join our society.

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