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Message 4 of The app also prioritizes your preferred networks and automatically connects you to free WiFi hotspots when in range, which makes it easy to find free WiFi hotspots with enhanced search tools and directions. They both work for what they're supposed to do, but if you want to change a lot of settings and take the time to customize your phone then an HTC Android phone would be a good start. If the icon isn't there, use the Device Manager to look for your computer's Wi-Fi. Related Items Invasion of the Wireless Hackers. In January I will be switching over to Verizon. One for your guests.

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Android phones are slightly more complicated depending on the manufacturer, some are just as simple as an iPhone but some are very complicated. HTC is a good brand for simplicity and functionality. They both work for what they're supposed to do, but if you want to change a lot of settings and take the time to customize your phone then an HTC Android phone would be a good start.

Then you have blackberry, more of a work platform than anything. It was certainly not designed for gaming. It has servers that compress and save data and it's somewhat complicated last time I checked, but I haven't used blackberry recently so it might be better.

I don't have much experience with Windows phone but I think it's as simple as it gets but can take some getting used to.

That answers my questions perfectly. I just learned form ATT that even when you're on Wifi - you are still using up data - unless you manually turn off the data under settings. I am livid angry over this. I've had the phone for years and was always told that while on wifi - there was no data being used. Stephanie fron ATT says differant. Which makes sense why my data was over when it's used 90 percent of the time in my home.

No, the phone will autoswitch to cellular if it goe to hibernation or you move into an area that has limited wifi connectivity. Generally, when you are on wifi, your phone does not use cellular data. However, there may be some apps that use cellular data whether you are on wifi or not. Visual voice mail on an iPhone is such an app. Also, most phones will turn wifi off when in sleep mode so any apps like Facebook still using data will switch to cellular data.

Then there is also the possibility your phone loses its wifi connection. If that happens, the phone automatically switches to cellular data. What the rep was probably trying to say is the only way to guarantee your phone doesn't use cellular data is to turn cellular data off. If you access the Internet through your Wi-Fi home network using any type of device including Smartphones , that access will be included. However, if you access the Internet via a public or commercial Wi-Fi hotspot, that access is not a counted toward your usage.

The majority of home internet providers also enforce caps on monthly usage. The thing to keep in mind for data usage, is that it's coming from somewhere. So what that answer means, is that whatever gets used via your WiFi, will still count as data towards the original source, ie your home internet typically. What he is saying is that if you are not connected to wifi, then you are using your cellular data. If you are connected to wifi, you are using the data limit you may or may not have through your ISP that is providing the wifi service.

For many of us, the wifi service is our home internet so we may have data usage limits there, or we may not. Using data while in wifi is true. That is why my sons phone managed to use 30GB in 13 days. I have the same complaint. I have turned the mobile data off and so has my daughter. Even if we have the data usage turned on, it still reflects that we are connected to our home wifi. But I am confused as to why it matters if we are connected to our home wifi.

I have seen other users post the same problem. It seems to be happening in particular with iphones. My samsung s3 is not seeming to use up data like my daughter's iphone. As a consumer it seems that there are so many settings we have to adjust within our phone to be able to not get over-charged. In January I will be switching over to Verizon. Sign up Sign up Sign in. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.

Message 1 of Accepted by topic author javid Confused on WIFI and data usage. Sorry for the long post. I hope this helps.

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Add your thoughts about any Tweet with a Reply. Find a topic you’re passionate about, and jump right in. Look at the taskbar at the bottom of the Windows desktop. If you see a staircase-shaped icon, your computer does have a Wi-Fi adapter. If there is a red "X" on the icon, the Wi-Fi has been disabled. Click this icon. Mar 15,  · If you are connected to Wi-fi, the bulk of your data usage will run through that connection and not detract from your data allowance. Where/how are you checking your data usage? I have heard that the data monitor on your handset can be out of sync. not discerning whether you are using wifi or Verizon data.