Does wifi use your data or cost extra ????

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Does wifi use your data or cost extra ????
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Tristan McLaughlin

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Wifi is between your phone and the wi-fi internet network you are connected to. It has nothing to do with Koodo's network, and therefore won't charge you...

As long as you ensure that all the data is being transferred over wifi and not Koodo's data network, you're good.
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Also remember that photo and video messages have to use data in order to be sent. So if you connect on wifi and deactivate completely the data, you will not be able to send these at all.
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If you mean using by our phone as a wifi hot spot it doesn't cost extra but it does use data just like your phone would be. Also keep in mind that laptops take alot more data per Web page, if this is even what your talking about if not what's already been talked about.
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In short no charge on using wifi on your smartphone, even when you have data ON.
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Correct, there is no charge to use Wi-Fi or the data that is sent or received over a Wi-Fi network. However, if data is left on and should the device lose the Wi-Fi connection for whatever reason, (i.e. moving out of range of Wi-Fi) most if not all smartphones will automatically resume data connectivity via Koodo's data network and data charges will incur. Best practice when using Wi-Fi, turn data OFF.

If you're using your device as a Wi-Fi hotspot, data charges will incur because you're using Koodo's data network and your device as a wireless router. Great temporary solution for tablets and smartphones to gain internet access, but as Kid mentioned laptops are data hungry and tend to go through data quicker.

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