Do most apps use the internet?


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Nov 10, 2008
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Hey everyone, I am considering the iPhone as an upgrade for my regular flip phone to join the Smartphone world :) One question I had is are a lot of the apps going to use the internet? I don't know if I'll always be able to afford AT&T's iPhone data plan, but I don't want to buy a bunch of apps and then have them lose functionality if I have to ditch my data plan. In the appstore I notice that some of the apps say they require internet access and some say that they can be used without it (mostly dictionaries) but a good majority of the apps that I looked at don't say either way. Will games work without the internet or in airplane mode?

Thanks everyone!


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Jul 5, 2008
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I don't think you can ditch the data plan. At least not for the first two years. Maybe after that?

As for apps accessing the internet, it really depends on the app. No app will do it in the background (although some built in programs like Mail might). If an app does need the internet and you have wifi, that will suffice.