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android phone for use over wifi

mallu 46 17 January 15, 2016 at 08:45 PM
Lot of smart folks on SD and I need your help finding the following phones.

Less than $50
Brand name e.g lg, Samsung etc
When turned ON, doesn't ask me to activate.
Can be used with Google App Store
Can be used with just wifi

Most phones I have seen, ask questions when turned on.

I intend to buy a phone for my elderly aunt, for mail and basic apps, but don't want her to deal with those annoying activate messages etc

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Lot of smart folks on SD and I need your help finding the following phones.

Less than $50
Brand name e.g lg, Samsung etc
When turned ON, doesn't ask me to activate.
Can be used with Google App Store
Can be used with just wifi

Most phones I have seen, ask questions when turned on.

I intend to buy a phone for my elderly aunt, for mail and basic apps, but don't want her to deal with those annoying activate messages etc
We just had a deal posted for the LG Optimus Exceed 2. You can still get it on Amazon for about $40: http://www.amazon.com/LG-Optimus-...B00K2XX4OY

You can also buy a phone that's unlocked and wont ask for activation. The LG Optimus, like most phones, is easily disabled from activation prompts. Enter the name of the phone and how to disable on YouTube. Tons of easy videos on how to do it. All android phones (non-Apple phones) can and do have access to the Google Play Store where you can get all the apps.
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Lot of smart folks on SD and I need your help finding the following phones.

Less than $50
Brand name e.g lg, Samsung etc
When turned ON, doesn't ask me to activate.
Can be used with Google App Store
Can be used with just wifi

Most phones I have seen, ask questions when turned on.

I intend to buy a phone for my elderly aunt, for mail and basic apps, but don't want her to deal with those annoying activate messages etc
You can access the Google Play store, but what about a $49 Kindle Fire? It has the benefit of a bigger (than phone) screen. Otherwise, you might be able to pickup a Moto E when it goes on sale for $10-20 again.
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Really hope these don't get taken down.... I don't know the policy on posting things from forum sites.

https://www.reddit.com/r/PickAnAndroidForMe/
https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidQuestions
https://www.reddit.com/r/cellphones/
https://www.reddit.com/r/NoContract

From your post, it seems to me like your doing some sort of VOIP? If not, I would also recommend a tablet like another person suggested. I'll give you some links that list cheap phone service. Just in case.

http://bestmvno.com/mvno-list-fea...st-unique/
http://bestmvno.com/cheapest-cell-phone-plans/
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/s...results=10
This page has a nice comprehensive list but it doesn't label pricing very well....if you want more info go to the carrier website. Also, on the right side is a chat option so maybe someone can help you more.

For phones:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Be...16_id77338
https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sv_c...2447856011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...0600052189
http://www.ebay.com/rpp/cell-phone-pda
http://flash.newegg.com/
http://www.a4c.com/

Best of luck on your search.
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A tablet isn't needed for VOIP though. Apps like Google Hangouts, Groove IP, and Google Voice, permit free calls from any cell phone over wifi.
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