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Question about wi-fi

Does sending a picture when connected to wifi count against my data usage. I thought that anything done on wifi did not count against my data usage, but my MIL says differently. So anyone know?

Does sending a picture when connected to wifi count against my data usage. I thought that anything done on wifi did not count against my data usage, but my MIL says differently. So anyone know?

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Nov 1, 2011 8:40:47 AM
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I guess that would depend upon how you send it.  If you send it via email when connected to wifi, it will use wifi, and not cellular data.  f you send it via MMS, it will not use wifi, and will use the cellular network, but I believe that this is a special case, and it will count as an MMS/SMS message and not data usage.


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I guess that would depend upon how you send it.  If you send it via email when connected to wifi, it will use wifi, and not cellular data.  f you send it via MMS, it will not use wifi, and will use the cellular network, but I believe that this is a special case, and it will count as an MMS/SMS message and not data usage.


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Pics sent as an MMS don't count against your data use.
Pics sent as an MMS don't count against your data use.

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if you are in a wifi area you dont even need a data package to use your data, so anything you do in wifi area is completly free from data use. except phone calls.

if you are in a wifi area you dont even need a data package to use your data, so anything you do in wifi area is completly free from data use. except phone calls.

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WhiteTiger686 wrote:

if you are in a wifi area you dont even need a data package to use your data, so anything you do in wifi area is completly free from data use. except phone calls.


I believe you are slightly mistaken.  I believe you need a cellular data connection in order to use Visual Voice Mail, and to send/receive MMS messages.  The MMS messages do not go against your data plan, but you need the cellular connection.  I also think there is something else that requires cellular data to work right, even if you are on wifi, but I can't remember exactly what it is.


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WhiteTiger686 wrote:

if you are in a wifi area you dont even need a data package to use your data, so anything you do in wifi area is completly free from data use. except phone calls.


I believe you are slightly mistaken.  I believe you need a cellular data connection in order to use Visual Voice Mail, and to send/receive MMS messages.  The MMS messages do not go against your data plan, but you need the cellular connection.  I also think there is something else that requires cellular data to work right, even if you are on wifi, but I can't remember exactly what it is.


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