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Oct 18th 2012

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Staying Connected without a Cell Phone

Hosted by Iyaz Akhtar
Live an Internet-connected life without a cell phone. Tom Merritt joins Iyaz to talk about how to go data-only!
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Guests: Tom Merritt
Category: Help & How To

Get the know how to stay connected without a phone. Iyaz shows you how to live an Internet-connected life without a cell phone. We're dropping the cell phone and start using data only!

Special guest Tom Merritt joins in.


  • Hotspot
  • Mobile device: this can be an iPad, iPod touch, Galaxy Player, even an old cell phone

How to Receive Communications

You'll probably want a phone number. We're going to get one from Google Voice Official App (iOS)

How do you answer calls? The Google Voice app doesn't do that. Instead, use Talkatone to make and receive calls.

Alternatively, you can use Skype to make and receive calls. You’ll need to get a Skype Online number which is not free, but very useful overall.

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