Im a new guy to any of this and am getting a lil frustrated, my day to day smartphone is not a usb-c device so I picked one up used that is but it has no service or carrier therefor it does not have wifi out in the big world. I have yet to get my anafi to fly or even spin its props I feel kinda dumb about this please give me a nudge out of the nest,(I believe I can fly...)
First off, what kind of connector does your "normal phone" have? There are MANY options to either adapt or replace the cable to allow the remote to plug into your phone. There is nothing special or dedicated about the cable coming from the remote to your device so you don't need it to be USB C on that end! You need a USB A on the end that goes into the controller and whatever you have on your phone ( lightning, micro usb, whatever, depending on what phone you have)
How do you charge the phone? That charging cable will most likely have a USB A connection where it plugs into the wall adapter? Try using that? All the phones come with a charging cable and most of those, that were supplied with the phone, will allow "data transfer" as well as charging ....that is the only requirement.
As above, you DO NOT need an actual connection to the internet to fly the drone. Just connect the phone through a WIFI connection of your choice to download/install the "free flight 6 " app, do updates, load maps, etc. Once you connect the phone to the controller, the controller does all the communication to the drone that you need and the phone just becomes basically a view screen and a data processor.
So not having a mobile data ( cellular signal ) connection will not affect the ability to fly.
PLEASE...Download a copy of the manual and familiarize yourself with the operations of this or any drone.
Also, there are ALOT of videos out there regarding the ANAFI and its operations/features, etc that will help enormously