I had two (likely dumb) questions about my new Voyager.
First, what is the tv icon on the top? Does it mean that the tv is on, or that it is capable of being on? The instructions didn't really clarify, and I'm worried (since everyone was playing with my phone the day I go it) that somehow something got activated, and that I'll be charged big bucks at the end of my cycle.
Also, about this new MB plan...do I get charged for text/pic messages, or just downloading games and browsing the internet (as it says on the Verizon website).
I was pretty irritated because I didn't realize I had to switch to the pay as you go plan when I got the Voyager (as a Christmas gift, nonetheless), but when I checked my account online, it said I... (continues)
1. The TV Icon will always be on there whether you have the tv service or not. When it shows a X in the middle of the TV it indicates that there is no Mobile TV Service available where you are. When the TV BOX is filled solid it indicates that the service IS available. You are not being charged 🙂
2. Sending Txt/Pix/Flix messages do not fall under MB charges. It will be either taken from your Text Plan or charged Per message. Depends on what you have.
I recommend that you get the Vcast Vpak it is only $15 a month + 1st month free and you won't have to worry about being charged MB usage for anything.
I've found the mobile web quite responsive in my area and in recent travels to some major cities. Page loading is on a par with my laptop connected to a wifi on 802.11b at home. It depends on where you are and what you do, I imagine. I normally use a personalized google mobile home page for access, have bookmarked wapedia.com and a couple of other mobile pages for quick reference, and I've also loaded a number of favorites on a private web page so I don't have to go through data entry or the native home page. From closed and locked in my pocket, I get to a personalized google prompt in less than 15 seconds. Nothing shabby about that. Your mileage may vary.