WiFi on mobile device instead of data pack

I'm curious if I can bypass paying a provider for their data package, by using a WiFi connection in a cafe, for example. Or is it that I have to have this data pack to enable a WiFi connection on my phone?

I just want to occasionally use a phone to search the web. Thanks for any help.
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  1. You don't need a data plan for the phone to function. But many service providers will not activate a smartphone as a phone even without a data plan. So you'll basically have a handheld wifi web browser.

    iPod Touch will act as a decent wifi only device. Or any of the Android tablets.
  2. thankyou so much. I'm getting a little more knowledge about these gadgets now :) hmmm... an iPod touch or a tablet is probably what I need.. thanks again!
  3. p_spaz said:
    thankyou so much. I'm getting a little more knowledge about these gadgets now :) hmmm... an iPod touch or a tablet is probably what I need.. thanks again!


    You're welcome, take a look at this http://www.archos.com/products/ta/index.html?country=us&lang=en the lower models will be just like a smartphone size, and I think they are around $100-200 which is about what an iPod Touch would be, or a phone. This is pretty nice https://store.archos.com/archos-internet-tablet-p-5028.html although at 7" may be a bit too bulky to carry as a phone, but a great size for use without feeling like you are looking at a peephole.
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