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Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by vicken, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. vicken

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    If I use the internet (mobile net) or whatever it is called, does it just come out of my minutes or are there extra charges for using it? I'm assuming, for example, if I use it on the weekends then I don't have to pay anything, that it comes out of my night and weekend minutes.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (LGE-VX8300/1.0 UP.Browser/6.2.3.2 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    Pay the 15.00 a month v cart plan and it dont touch your plan min it covers vcast and wap2.0 only other cost would be subscriptoin 2 some sites
     
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    I don't want to pay 15 more a month. I would use the internet to look up sports scores or something like that. Would it just take away from my minutes or would it charge me something else also?
     
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    Mobile Internet will charge you a rate per KB not use your minutes but the $15 will give you unlimited
     
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    no.... verizon data is treated as a voice call. you have sprint and they have e much different data plans. 5$/month vzw wao uses only minutes. same with free wap except the 5$ part.
     
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    vicken with out the 15 dolloar vacast pack you would be paying ,more than the 15 a month
     
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    even if i only used it on the weekends and used my n/w minutes?
     
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    When you go on the Internet from your phone, no matter what day or time, it Does Not Use your Minutes.

    It is a seperate feature and if you don't have a Data plan, you will pay for each KB you use on the internet.
    If you want to use the internet, on your phone your best bet is to get a data plan from Verizon otherwise your usage can add up big time & you will have a large bill at the end of the month, I am not sure if it's the same as Cingular but it's around 3 cents per KB of usage.

    Again, Using the Internet has nothing to do with your plan Minutes, or your N&W Minutes or M2M minutes. It is totally seperate.
     
  9. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    i knew i was right.........ive never heard of data using minutes except on GSm service when the phone is making a CSD data connection
     
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    If you setup your Verizon phone properly you can have wireless internet on your phone that only uses plan minutes. On nights and weekends you can browse on your unlimited minutes.

    If you have a Razor go here: http://www.hacktherazr.com/guide.free.wap.html

    I've been able to setup free WAP on every Verizon phone I've ever owned with varying degrees of success.

    Also, if you force your phone to 1x you can tether to a laptop and use only plan minutes to browse the internet on a laptop (free nights and weekends too). If you buy a data plan you can browse at higher EVDO speeds.
     
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    just out of curiosity.......does Sprint not tether on EV-DO either...........will Sprint phones tether if they are forced to 1X?
     
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    as i JUST said vzw is much different with data. they have no kb limit or megabite limit instead it deducts from your minutes cingular does not do this nor does sprint
     
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    but then how come Verizon cusotmers will get charged for data usage even if they have minutes??? :confused:
     
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    Mobile web per their web site as you said doesn't have a kb or MB limit they will be offering pay per use this year per this from their T&C's:

    But there is Nothing that say's when you access the web you use your anytime or N&W minutes, if they did it would be nuts to say the least. Who would want a data plan & use it if your going to use your anytime minutes?

    The only thing I see where minutes are charged, is the "Data Setup Call" per this:

    It say's you will be charged Airtime USE fees but not Minutes.
     
  15. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    so in all essence the could be charging you minutes and data
     
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    In my experiences, using the Mobile Web (or GIN) will deduct from the applicable minute allowances if one does not have a data plan like VCast for phones. The OP can get the Mobile Web only for $5 without the Vcast if the OP is using a PHONE (and not a PDA/Card/Smartphone)... minutes of use will apply; I've done this a few times myself. If the OP uses up all of the anytime minutes, then overages will apply. During offpeak times, the browsing becomes unlimited since the minutes are unlimited during this period. If the person has a PDA/Smartphone/Card, the KB rate applies if a data plan isn't used...
    Just my $0.02
     
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    thats cool....................it makes Verizon's Web a lot more affordable.............so your saying that if one has no data plan it will use minutes if one does then it wont use minutes.......
     
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    Provided that one is using a PHONE and not a PDA/Smartphone/Internet Card:D
     
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    yeah..........that would be bad........haha!!!
     
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    Now that makes more sense, so basically it's a PPU but instead of charging for kb or MB it's using your anytime minutes. To prevent that you would want the Mobile Web addition to your plan.

    Thank you for making me understand this better.
     
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    kinda makes me wanna switch to Verizon..........except that Sprint would charge me the ETF..........ugh :crying:
     
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    I thought you could tether with Sprint phone while on a vision plan, which you really can't with a VZW phone on EVDO.
     
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    no i called and asked and they said you cant tether unless you get this plan thats like $40
     
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    I am not sure if this is the right place to ask the question, so i apologize in advance if it's not, but i have been all over the web trying to find out whether or not you can use the web on with verizon while roaming.

    You guys seem to know your stuff, and any help that you could provide would be much appreciated :)

    Thanks!
     
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    Sprint can roam on Verizon and get 1x speeds.........but no EV-DO
     
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    Data roaming is a :nono: on Verizon phones. Verizon blocks this function on its PHONES. On its PHONES, mobile Web and PIX/FliX are available only on the Verizon network; if the "extended network" indicator displays, then NO DATA is available, only voice and text. If you use a PDA/Blackberry/Internet Card, you shouldn't have any issues. If you choose this route, stay away from the Samsung I730... it lacks additional data coverage that's available on other PDA/Blackberry/Cards
     
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    another thing that Sprint has that Verizon doesnt.......sux for VZW custs.
     
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    Just going over this thread... Using the mobile web only, it's $5 and it uses minutes. The only way to use mobile web without using minutes is to get the VCAST pack for $15. Unlimited data is included for this price; from my understanding, the VCAST option is available only on the phones (and not PDA, etc)
     
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    if the person has no plan for data at all......how much does it cost?
     
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    The other option, if you are computer savvy, is to set up your own proxy server on your home computer using a broadband connection and avoid the $5 fee.

    You just set up your phone to use your computer's IP address and it uses this as a proxy when you properly set up your phone.
     

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