Nowadays phones sell based upon how many gadgets they have. I personally dislike giving a kid a phone to be a babysitter. By an “accidental” press of a button – they can arrive at improper sites and videos. Seniors also prefer a phone that is simple.
People who want a “No Internet” phone
Mainly Five Groups of People are interested in NO Internet phones
- Senior Citizens looking for a no frills, easy to use phone
- Orthodox Jewish consumer – seeking to avoid improper internet sites for them and their families
- Parents of Kids that don’t want to expose their children to the dangers and time wastage of internet access
- Business people and Professionals – that want to work efficiently to avoid the temptation, distraction and time wasting of web browsing
- People who seek the simple life
How can you find that phone? How can you find the phone service that provides a plan without data?
I went through the motions and I’d like to share you my techniques in finding a “No Internet Phone”
There are two aspects to be concerned about:
- finding the right phone plan – that offers no data.
- finding the right phone – that offers no data
Many companies offer no data. But if you have a phone that has wifi capability – going to any “free wifi” area – will allow you to bypass that concern.
A phone that has no wifi with a phone plan that offers data might also be problematic. Why? Because at times that phone will also access the internet – through your phone plan.
Thus to be on the safe side – it’s best to get both
- A plan without data and
- a phone without wifi capability.
Choosing a Plan
Let’s talk about the plan first – how do you find one that offers “No Data”?
I found one called “tello.com” – it is on the former “Sprint” Network (Sprint was bought-out by T-Mobile – so it will likely continue to be supported). Unlimited talk and text (without Internet Data) costs about $8 monthly.
You will probably be able to find other plans that offer “No Data.”
You may also want to make sure the plan offers coverage in your home area. You can do a search of
“Phone Coverage Areas” Sprint
or for whatever your plan you are considering.
Choose one that suits you the best.
Choosing the Right Phone
Now that you have chosen your “No Data” plan – now choose a phone.
Your cell phone carrier usually uses one of two cell phone transmission systems:
Either CDMA or GSM.
- GSM is used by AT&T, Cricket and others
- CDMA is used by Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS, T-Mobile
Finding a Non-Internet Phone
The Simplest way to find a kosher phone is to go to a search engine – like google.com or duckduckgo.com or a shopping site like amazon.com or ebay.com and search for :
You can choose a phone or even a plan. There are phone stores that only sell Kosher Phones.
Here are some stores and organizations:
- It offers various cell-phones that lack internet capability
- It offers an exclusively Zoom tablet from Amazon
- An Organization that will recommend the right phone for you
DIY (Do it Yourself) – finding a Kosher Phone
It is highly recommended to use one of the above or other “kosher phone” organizations to find the right kosher phones. They will be able to answer many of your concerns.
One site that evaluates cell phones is called Phonearena.com. To find a phone that has no wifi capability Do a Google search for either
“lacks wifi” site:phonearena.com
“lacks wi-fi” site:phonearena.com
This will help you find phones on the site that don’t offer wifi. Then you can look at that particular phone if it serves your needs. Obviously you must make sure it works with your phone plan.
Most phones today offer wifi capability. One way to find a “No Internet” phone is to go to Ebay.com or amazon.com and search:
“sprint phone” – (or whatever carrier you have)
“cdma phone” – – (or GSM – if your carrier uses that system)
“no internet phone”
then sort by least expensive.
Usually you will find phones that have no internet capabilities – but you must confirm by reading the details about the phone or looking up the phone model on phonearena.com. Because it is inexpensive doesn’t necessarily mean it doesn’t have internet capability.
Look at the phone screen to see if it offers “web browsing.” If it does it is not a “no internet Phone”
For phone safety find a phone that has a low SAR or EMF (radiation) level for the head and body. Stay away from phones with SAR levels of over 0.9.