1. KarenRB's Avatar
    Family member got new cell and gave me their Galaxy Note 4. Never had data on cell before always used pay as u go for texts and calls. So don't understand much. A few questions please...is it necessary to have an email account? I want to call, text and take pics and be able to send pics from my phone. Thanks for any help!!
    10-08-2018 02:36 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Nope, no account needed, BUT if you don't register one for Google services, you would be missing out on a few things from your phone, like GMail, Calendar and Contact syncing/back up, Google Maps, Photo back up, etc. You will still be able to do basic things, but to download apps you do need a Google account (which, in turn, requires an e-mail account). Easiest way to do this is to just get a GMail account (which you can do right from your phone) and that will come with a Google account.
    10-08-2018 04:09 PM
  3. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Congratz on acquiring an "old gem of a phone" for a hand me down!
    10-13-2018 04:09 PM
  4. daninbluemd's Avatar
    Agree w/both above. At least get a gmail account and gem of a phone. Still using the same one since they came out, use the S-pen daily, and while I'd like a GN9 & it probably does things I don't know I need, I don't like the idea of a sealed battery and my GN4 really does everything I want & I still love it. Biggest problem is Samsung quit making batteries & I'm looking for an aftermarket one that'll last but I'm usually near a charger.
    12-08-2018 10:37 PM

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