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Radio using no data

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TillyApple1 Thu 18-Jul-19 20:01:28

I'm away on holiday next week in Devon and I can't seem to find an app for radio that uses no data. Anyone know if there is one please.

R4 Fri 19-Jul-19 09:15:14

I'm not sure that I understand the question but can't you just use an old-fashioned, steam-driven radio for your radio requirements. Is it signal that is the problem?

AntSte Sun 21-Jul-19 22:01:33

Using a radio without data is only possible if the mobile has an FM receiver in it. If you have an iPhone I don't think there would be one.
If it's not too late maybe get your hands on a little portable radio?
Hope you have fun!

OrchidInTheSun Sat 27-Jul-19 00:24:50

What you need is called a radio

Abillity2019 Wed 31-Jul-19 23:38:12


TheDogsMother Wed 31-Jul-19 23:57:32

Not sure if I'm understanding this correctly but if you have Wi-fi then say BBC Sounds app or listen live via any of the radio stations websites. You would need a Wi-fi or Bluetooth enabled speaker.

Abillity2019 Thu 01-Aug-19 07:22:05

Listen through phone on WiFi Dogsmother

EverybodysTalkingAtMe Thu 01-Aug-19 07:24:53

I know what you're talking about OP!
My old Nokia used to pick up radio regardless of Wi-Fi or data.
Nowadays all the smartphones demand that you download an app and stream it live.

And it cuts out in areas of low signal.

WaitingForAGovernment Thu 01-Aug-19 07:28:03

I resisted swopping to an iPhone for years because they don’t have the ability to receive FM radio, and Sony Ericsson does / did. I think you may need to go retro and buy a radio, if you can’t do it via wifi.

WheresThatCatGoneNow Thu 01-Aug-19 10:29:35

Maybe just dig out an old phone with an FM radio.

Even if it's not connected to a mobile network, the radio bit will still work!

JC4PMPLZ Thu 01-Aug-19 10:30:58

a radio. Ha ha! I still use a little single battery Sony. It is the best.

Footle Thu 01-Aug-19 13:01:47

@WaitingForAGovernment , my iPhone 5 gets Classic FM.

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