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Jan 30, 2007, 11:52 PM
I was talking to a verizon wireless rep today and they told me that even if I use wifi to connect to the interne its still considered data transfer usage and that I will be charged a cent and a half for every kb transferred. what I don't get is before I activated this phone I was able to do this without clearly paying. if this is true then I was wandering, that if I shut the phone part of the phone while browsing the internet through wifi then will it be fee since they cannot detect what data I'm transferring. any help would be greatly appreciated in advanced.

Jan 31, 2007, 3:23 PM
I would think that WiFi is a standalone program and should be able to operate and connect to any wifi AP, even if the phone is not activated to any carrier. right or wrong??

Feb 21, 2007, 9:59 PM
Correct - it "SHOULD" be that way. The only way VZN would be able to KNOW how much data you have used, would be to send that data THROUGH their network. Once you connect to a WiFi access point, they cannot see/know what you are sending/rcving or how much of it. The sales rep was obviously not very knowledgable on the product.

Keep in mind though, if you look at the AMOUNT of total data transfer on your phone (##786#) it will show you the TOTAL amount of data you have used (WiFi AND VZN network).

Hope this helps

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