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Droid Eris-use wifi in Dominican Republic

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wintkat, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. wintkat

    wintkat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hi heading to Dominican Republic soon

    would like to be able to use wifi
    not interested in making phone calls

    can this be done?
    will there be added charges?
    what do I need to know?

    welcome any help/suggestions
    thanks
    wintkat
     


  2. superchaos

    superchaos Android Enthusiast

    I went to Dr in 2003. I made the mistake of not notifying verizon before. Wifi wasn't free then and internet is really expensive. Was something like a dollar a minute. Call verizon before you leave the country. I wasn't able to use the wifi for free when I went. Not sure if 3g works or not.
     
  3. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert


    - Verizon can not and will not charge you for using someone else's WiFi.

    - To be sure you are not using or roaming onto a Mobile data network, turn off Mobile network when you are there.

    Settings -> Wireless controls -> Mobile network (off)
    Settings -> Wireless controls -> Mobile network settings -> Data roaming (off)
    Settings -> Wireless controls -> Mobile network settings -> Enable always-on mobile (off)
    Settings -> WiFi (on)


    - A hotel or other establishment in DR certainly can charge you to use their WiFi if they desire (similar to what hotels in the US used to do 10 years ago); I don't know if that is typical there. I imagine that if and when they charge it is a flat rate access - so many dollars per day or per hour.

    HTH

    eu1
     
  4. wintkat

    wintkat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    erisuser1
    Many Thanks for taking the time to give me such precise directions!!!

    I wasn't clear in my initial post about added charges
    I should have said added charges from Verizon

    My hotel has wifi for a fee so I'm all set
    I'm happy just to have internet access

    again thanks for sharing
    wintkat
     

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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