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How are minutes charged to microbrowser verizon?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    Connecting.......
    Sending......
    Recieving.......
    We're in!
    BUT:
    Connecting.....
    Unable to connect retry?
    OK
    Connecting......
    How's all this tallied to my peak minutes?
    Are my dud attempts to connect a min. burned each try?
    Also,am I downloading a "packet" of info and then "offline" till I request more info?
    In a nutshell:Am I being charged minutes as long as I'm viewing the microbrowser?
    How's it all figured to biling??I have a V60c from Verizon in NY.
    regards,
    auxmike [​IMG]
     
  2. Joe0378

    Joe0378 Senior Member
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    Good Questions! I would like to know also. Anyone out there know?
     
  3. roamer1

    roamer1 In Memoriam
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    If your phone shows it's "connected" (on Samsung T300, phone in top icon bar; can't remember what other phones do) you're on the network and being billed airtime. You are billed for using the network even if you can't establish a data connection. [​IMG]

    If you're viewing a "page" your connection will usually drop after 30 seconds of inactivity (you can adjust this timeout on some phones -- T300 again.)

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  4. Guest

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    Thanks Roamer1!That browser really sucks up the minutes.I use it very sparingly during peak time...
    regards,
    auxmike
     
  5. Guest

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    yep! great to use with my unlimited nights and weekends!! my VX1 shows the little phone icon when it's connected and at times when I'm reading a page or typing something the phone icon will disappear until i go to another page. i assume it is not using minutes when the phone icon is not showing. but you are right, it uses up minutes really fast so i havent even used it during peak times yet! too scared to use up my 300 minutes with the web!
     
  6. auxmike

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    That's what almost happend to me!I used about 290 min. with that thing!
    They really should clarify how thw charges are put down on this service...

    regards,
    auxmike
     
  7. zorba

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  8. Guest

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    that's one thing I like about Nextel, for 5 bucks a month you can access their basic internet as much as you want without using any of your package minutes or any additional charges.
     
  9. RBOCMAN

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    Aaaaah...The Sophistication of GSM/GPRS. Time is relative...data is everything.
     
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    NExtel and GSM?GPRS do have the advantage when doing data

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