Wi-fi data usage

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I want to ask that if i turn off my mobile network and only urn on the wi-fi network then does it count as data usage and I have to pay for it. I don't want to pay for my wi-fi. Can you please tell me the solution so that I can use the wi-fi and don't have to pay for it?
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kamal sidhu

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As long as you're connected to WiFi, you will not be using your data and you won't be charged for anything. There's nothing special you need to do. What phone do you have? You can also block normal data usage and make it so that you can only use WiFi
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I'm not too sure why people can't tell the difference between mobile data and wifi :S.

Wifi is provided by your Internet Service Provider, so you are already paying for it. If you connect your phone to your wifi, you aren't using the mobile data, so your mobile data won't be used up.
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i have a htc one v
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settings->more->usage->turn mobile network off.
This will prevent your phone from using 3G data.
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Wi-Fi is a popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data wirelessly (using radio waves) over a computer network, including high-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi itself is not provided by any Internet service provider, it is a technology, not a service.

As Ahmad indicated, there is absolutely no cost incured while using Wi-Fi whatsoever. For example, establishments that promote Wi-Fi hotspots (i.e. McDonalds, Starbucks, Tim Hortons and so on) don't charge anything for Wi-Fi usage. Although, there may be a login procedure along with a time limitation as to how long you can access the hotspot.

Unless one physically turns packet data or "data" off. Data will run in the background even with Wi-Fi enabled. I've run into several situations where people thought they were using Wi-Fi exclusively, only to get a bill showing that they were actually using data.

Best practices when using Wi-Fi:

- turn mobile data off - you'll still be able to receive calls, texts and once you're connected to Wi-Fi, push notifications, emails, internet access and so forth - picture messaging or MMS messages will require a packet data connection.

- download a data toggle widget that tells you whether or not data is enabled, most newer smartphones have a built-in indicator, but on some devices, you have to go through a couple of pages to get to the data settings menu. A toggle on the home screen is a quick and easy way to turn data on or off.

Here's an example:


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