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Verizon Smartphone Data - is it free over my wi-fi connection?

Asked by gambitking (4176 points ) August 27th, 2012

I’m getting a Droid smartphone through Verizon and of course there’s a limit for data use on the network. However, I’ve always been under the impression that if I use a wi-fi network for data, it won’t count as usage for my data plan. Is this the case with Verizon smartphones? Where is this information documented?

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tom_g's avatar

You do not consume data from your data plan while you are connected to your wifi network.

sushilovinfun's avatar

In addition some of your droid phones (like the Galaxy Nexus) will have built in applications to monitor your data use (according to your phone, not the provider) and impose limits on your data use.

gambitking's avatar

sweet, those are both good things to hear. I’m getting a Samsung Droid Charge, I’ll check into those data monitoring tools

elbanditoroso's avatar

Don’t worry – verizon will somehow try to find a way to charge you for something they are not delivering. It’s what they do best.

jerv's avatar

Wifi doesn’t use their 3G/4G network, so therefore does not count.

@sushilovinfun I believe these are what you are referring to. Verizon’s new widget is… sub-par.

seekingwolf's avatar

Wifi doesn’t and shouldn’t count. I use verizon and since Im on the new shareplan, I use wifi when I can so I don’t use too much.

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