10-05-2010 6:51 AM - edited 10-05-2010 6:57 AM
I'm considering an upgrade and when looking through the phones I found this. I was looking for a wi-fi capable phone and I noticed that this one is listed with wi-fi and does not require a data plan, only a messaging one. Am I correct in thinking that this is a standard phone that when in a wi-fi area can connect with no data plan at all?
Non-data plans charge by how much data is transferred from my understanding so if you're using wi-fi that amount should remain at 0...
10-11-2010 8:40 PM
Wi-fi does not use data for your plan. If you get a phone that supports wi-fi, if you get pay-per-use data, if you don't set anything like email to use data in the background, and if you're VERY careful about making sure you're on wi-fi any time you're using data, you should be able to manage it.
Placing a data block on the line would prevent pay per use fees, but it would also block multimedia messages. Some phones may block all data (including wi-fi) if the line has a data block, but I've only specifically known Blackberries to do that.
I'm not sure that the Neon II is wi-fi capable, though.
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