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Is there any way to turn off the phone function on an S7?

  • Fuddnik (509 posts)
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    Is there any way to turn off the phone function on an S7?

    I’m going to Cuba next month, and I’ve read that AT&T has spotty service in Havana. I only want the camera function to work, and don’t want the phone to work at all.

    I turn 65 in May, and am being inundated with calls (illegal) from every Medicare Supplement telemarketer in the country. It’s not just an annoyance, I don’t want to be paying international roaming rates if they get through.

    Thanks.

    If it ain't broke, break it!

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  • Ferd Berfel (2960 posts)
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    1. leave it at home

    and buy a digital camera.

    Customs (ours and Theirs) might just make you unlock your phone so they can grab everything stored on it.

    Why bother

    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? Know yourself. And if you need help, call the FBI.
  • northernsouthern (949 posts)
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    2. Like with airplane mode?

    When that is on it only allows wireless. (it is in the drop down) It is a nice camera on the S7.

    I love everything, this is my signature line by choice it is not censored in any way.

  • LiberalArkie (3593 posts)
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    3. Don't take it, buy a cheap camera. And a cheap phone if you want one.

    Customs will look through the camera and phone anyway.

    • Fuddnik (509 posts)
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      5. I've got a cheap Nikon. I was going to take both.

      I wanted to be able to text pictures to friends around the country on the phone when I got back.

      If it ain't broke, break it!
    • dEEDeeNL (108 posts)
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      7. re:Customs will look through the camera and phone anyway.

      ^^this^^

      • LiberalArkie (3593 posts)
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        8. But they will not have all your data, contacts etc. Just pictures you took

        in a foreign land that you left on the camera and the phone calls you made over seas.

  • Hobbit709 (1553 posts)
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    4. And get hassled by the airport Gestapo, forced to give your password?

    You can buy a decent 16 megapixel point and shoot for about $40, sometimes less on sale.

    I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • Fuddnik (509 posts)
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      6. I don't use a password.

      And the only things they will find on there are my address book and a lot of dog pictures.

      If it ain't broke, break it!
      • Hobbit709 (1553 posts)
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        9. doesn't mean they wont hassle you.

        I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
        • Fuddnik (509 posts)
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          10. I think I found a solution.

          I just turned my old S4 into a burner, and wiped it clean to factory specs. When I get back, transfer the pics to my S7, and text pics to friends.

          If it ain't broke, break it!
          • LiberalArkie (3593 posts)
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            11. Yep… That is the way to do it.