I am looking at getting the Incredible as my first smartphone. If I am connected to my WiFi at home or work, does that count against my data plan? As I do not plan to use a lot for apps and such away from WiFi, I am going to start out with the 150 MB plan and monitor the usage. However, wanted to make sure time connected via WiFi did NOT count against the 150.
I asked the same thing a day or so ago, and was told this,
"As long as you are connected to a WiFi connection, downloads will not use your data pool."
I'm actually not 100% sure though. I'd like to see that on Verizon's site somewhere...
Crud, the user that posted in my question beat me to the reply.
Budone, is there a reference to this on the Verizon site?
As I wrote, not that I am aware of. I know I can walk out the house and switch to 3G without even knowing as there is not even a break in straming music, so it is easy to be on 3G and not notice unless you are watching your phone.
If concerned and you have a constant WiFi connection, go into your WIRELESS & NETWORK settings and shut off Mobile network. You will not connect to 3G at all, only WiFi
Yup, that's what I do. I have on-off switches on my home screen. I click off the Wireless and on the Wi Fi, as I come in the house. I just feel like I'm still burning my data, even on WiFi.
I was even told by folks at work that they were certain that the Wi Fi connection, with Wireless turned off didn't burn the Data Plan, and I was convinced, until I saw that there was some on there last night, at about 9:30pm. I don't recall what I was doing, but I'm pretty sure I was on Wi Fi.
One thing to be awear of all though Wi-fi is by far better than 3G on watchin,listning & surfing the web there are some thing wi-fi will not let u do as i found this Out: it will not let u purchase things from verizon Like on Droid X I wanted madden football thought hey i can do this on wi-fi: noop that didnt happen shut off wi-fi: 3g came on tried it again woolaa it went thru. so yes i do use wi-fi allot but there are some things it wont lett u do. Boy do i love that shoutcast music awsome.!