1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 24, 2010 11:21 PM by spottedcatfish RSS

    Data Plan vs. Unlimited Text and Email

    Rod6787

      Does my data plan get dinged everytime I text and e-mail?

       

      If so then why doesn't Verizon clearly state that it does,

      and wouldn't that mean that unlimited test and email is not true if I pay for it but can

      get charged for data use?

       

      I have the 15 dollar 150mb plan..(kind of a joke but its required).

       

      I've had my phone for 1 week and already 110mb's gone.

       

      I have download a few 5mb apps, but that should not get me to

      110mb's.

       

      What gives?

       

       

        • 1. Re: Data Plan vs. Unlimited Text and Email
          spottedcatfish

          Text messaging does not use data.  Sending a text message (through your phone's text messaging app) to an e-mail address does not use data.

           

          Checking your e-mail through your phone's web browser or an e-mail app DOES use data.  Android phones, by default, are constantly connected to the network, looking for updates for your applications, and also downloading information for those apps (news stories, weather reports, etc.)

           

          If you want to stay under your 150MB limit, you'll need to find instructions on how to disable 3G data on your phone and only enable it when you need it.  Otherwise, confine your data usage to WiFi networks (which doesn't count against your data package).  Androids don't compress data like Blackberries, and they can very easily go over the limit of the $15 plan if you aren't diligent in monitoring your usage and keeping 3G data turned off. 

           

          If you don't want to monitor your usage, you can upgrade to the $29.99/Unlimited data package.