How do I know if i am using my WiFi or my data plan?
Hey i Just Got a torch and i have never had a smart phone how do i tell if i am using my Wifi or if i am using my Data from my data plan if anyone knows that would be great thanks!
- 12-17-10, 11:01 PM #2
Check out your status screen. If it says Wi-Fi under Blackberry Internet Service, you're using Wi-Fi. With your calls, email, text and BB Messenger you're going to be using your data plan. For internet you can use Wi-Fi as long as you are connected to it. That's my understanding. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
Last edited by KEB64; 12-17-10 at 11:05 PM.
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12-18-10, 05:57 AM #5
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The picture may be misleading. In some situations you could even be using wifi for talking (UMA) or data plan to navigat. In my experience Two thinghs are for sure : if WI is connewcted to a network, and the connection doesn't work the worch doesnt switch back to data plan. I have to turn wifi off to navigate.
The second thing is the way the little arrow int the upper right side behaves. You will notice quite different behaviors whe in wifi (blinks much faster) and using data plan.
The other thing is at least with my operator company, you can only watch youtube videos in wifi mode, the other way causes an error
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- 12-18-10, 06:51 AM #6
An easier way to determine data transport is quite simply if the BB logo is located to the right of the WiFi indicator on the homescreen, then data is over WiFi. This is of course when using the default theme. Custom themes seem to have serious issues with displaying the BB logo. Checking the service status screen as mentioned above is the definitive answer though when you really want to be sure.
- 12-19-10, 09:03 AM #9
You don't even have to go to the status screen.
If the BB symbol is next to the "3G" in the clock area, you are using your data connection.
If the BB symbol is next to the wifi icon, you are using your wifi connection.
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