I never had a windows phone. Since I'm not too fond of Android or iPhones the thought of getting a windows phone has crossed my mind. (I only have a 'feature cell phone' right now) Because it often bugs me not to have a camera with me and some other niceties smartphones have. But I am not interested in 1) wasting battery for what I mostly do not need: being connected to the "cell", i.e. having the actual phone functionality running. and 2) being interruptable by calls and location-tracked all the time. I.e. most of the time I'd like the connection to the phone service provider off, and use all the media, calendar etc functionality, and only enable the actual phone part when needed.

I am aware that this must seem an arcane request, but unlike most people today, I do not like being available and interrupted by calls 24/7 - so my current feature phone is off most of the time. If I buy a smartphone to get all the modern goodies, it's only if I can keep it that way without also not being able to use said goodies.

Is this possible at all with a nokia lumia?


Yes, it is possible on all Windows Phone. Just turn on the airplane mode.

Airplane mode is a setting on your phone that lets you turn off the cellular connection, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and near field communication (NFC) sharing on your phone simultaneously. You can still use other apps that don't require a cellular connection, including ones that let you listen to music or watch videos.

While you're in airplane mode, you can still turn on Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and NFC sharing individually. Cellular remains off until you turn off airplane mode.

On Windows Phone 8.1, you can quickly turn on and off the feature by using the quick actions on the action center.

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