Can I use an old Android phone without cell service?

Episode 982 (1:22:59)

Art from Santa Maria, CA

Art has an older Motorola 4G phone running Android, and he wants to use it just for Wi-Fi access. Leo says that'll work great and with voice over IP apps like Skype and Tango, Art can also use it as a phone when it's connected to Wi-Fi. Art is wondering about using Google Voice with it. Leo says that Google Voice wants to confirm a cellphone number so that won't work right. Skype is good because for $100 a year, he can have his own phone number.

Art will likely have to root the phone to get a recent OS, though. Leo recommends going to XDA Developer Forum to find the best mod for Art's phone. Then use ClockworkMod to install and run it.

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