app store question

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by lancexcrackers, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. lancexcrackers

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Im going to be getting an iphone 3g soon w/o a data plan. I was wondering if you can still download games from the app store when under wifi. Because i wont be using the internet under 3g of course.
     
  2. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    it will cost a fortune to DL via 3G with out a data plan

    If you DL via wifi it will cost nothing (like yoy wont need a data plan)
     
  3. HouseTreeRobot

    HouseTreeRobot Well-Known Member

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    Yes. That's how those of us with an ipod touch download apps.
     
  4. lancexcrackers

    Feb 25, 2009
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    once you have the app downloaded, you don't need 3g or wifi to play it correct?
     
  5. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    nope. that's only with those old-school website apps. if 3G or wifi were needed to play, no one would get a touch.

    if you're gonna download a lot of apps, though, or texting, I'd suggest getting a data plan.
     
  6. lancexcrackers

    Feb 25, 2009
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    i have unlimited minutes/texting, so im fine there, its just i've got to be careful and just use wifi. I'm almost always around wifi anywase so not a big deal.
     
  7. HardcoreEricXXX

    HardcoreEricXXX Well-Known Member

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    you should be able to tell them to block all data charges. There was a court case recently that said the phone company must provide a way of blocking extra unwanted data charges. But if you are just using an iPhone to use the gps, mic, vib, etc, without a sim card or any type of wireless contract, then there is no way it can connect to a cellular network without your permission(signing up for a contract).
     
  8. brighteyes74

    brighteyes74 Well-Known Member

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    Some apps do use wifi all the the time, not sure how many. I have not come accross that many(only 1), there are some that access wifi when they load up tho
    hope that helps
     
  9. lancexcrackers

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    thanks for the info. I do have at&t and im planning on just putting my sim card in, and just use wifi to browse the web/email and play some apps but thats about it.
     
  10. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Scramboni? I know apps such as Goodle Earth and Last. FM need wifi, along with many others. The majority of apps though don't need Internet.
     

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