September 1st, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Do you get charged for using Wi-Fi on your 3G network?
New to the forum so please be gentle...
I have a HTC Desire on Orange contract, I have had no problems with it or any billing problems until now!!!
Went on holiday but before I went I took a travel bundle of 10 MB, I know I would probably use more than this but only by a a few MB whislt out of wi fi zones... got back to UK and checked my bill and £537.00 is the data charge.. considering 95% of my web and email activity was via a wi fi network I am rather shocked.
I have heard that the HTC Desire still uses the 3g or data network even if you are in a wi fi zone, can anyone confirm this as I am having a bust up with Orange as it does not state anywhere that the data connection is still running when you are in a wi fi zone... bit pointless having wi fi or doing stuff in a wi fi zone if you are still being charged data.. why would you have wi fi on if you were going to be charged.
I uploaded youtube clips, facebook, listened to the radio all through what I thought was my FREE wi fi network... every other phone I have ever had automatically cut the data connection when you were in a wi fi zone... it seems that the desire does not do this....
Please help and advise...