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Old Phones

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by fritz1980, May 2, 2011.

  1. fritz1980

    fritz1980 New Member

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    I have an old VX-6700 that I use as a PDA. It's not on any active service as I have new phone. My kids have Sony DS and the ability to search for ( free ) wireless hot spots. Am I just to old myself or just unable to figure it out. My laptop can get on at Barnes and Noble, McDonalds ect, but I don't always carry it. I've been trying to figure out why I can't make the old phone search. Is this impossible without a service:loony:?
     
  2. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
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    The HTC XV6700 has only 802.11b WiFi capability, which severely limits the networks it can search for.

    802.11g & 802.11n are the more common WiFi networks available these days. There may be a few 802.11a networks as well. Most older phones (though newer than the XV6700) have 802.11g with backward compatibility for 802.11b. Many newer phones have compatibility for 802.11b/g/n.

    Your phone does not have to be active on a carrier to use just the WiFi option.
     
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    Mike -

    Thanks for the really good WiFi info for that phone. I didn't know about that.
    I also have a really old VX that I use for .....a phone. (I keep putting off getting a new phone until the next great phone is released.... a vicious cycle :rolleyes: )
     
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