Will VOIP/CHAT apps (eg Skype/Viber/Whatsapp) work without network data connection?

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Hi, I'm wondering if Skype, Viber, Whatsapp etc will work if there is no contract with a mobile service provider (eg if I'm on Vodafone or 02 and I cancel the contract or put the contract on hold) and use Wifi to connect to the internet for these apps on my iPhone. In theory it should work because whatsapp etc work on airplane mode but I wanted to double check... i'm traveling for a month and thinking of putting a vacation hold on my mobile contracts. Please let me know thanks!
 

Europa

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Yes, they will work over WiFi. You only need a cellular data connection when you are not in a WiFi area.
 

iPutz

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Like Europa said, I have used Skype many times over WiFi and prefer that method as it doesn't use my data allotment. I'm sure other net based services would do the same.
 

raqball

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As stated above they work fine over WiFi.. I use Google Talk and Talkatone on WiFi with no issues whatsoever..