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Hey guys just wanted to confirm here. When my device is connected to a WiFi network no data will be used right? But as soon as it isn't data from my data plan is automatically being used right? Is there any special setting to stop data usage from my data plan while connected to wifi, or you don't have to do anything?

I'm on AT&T btw.

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That's correct. If you are connected to wifi all data will go over wifi. However at least on my droid x if the wifi is slower than my 3g it will default to the 3g. That is on a custom rom so I don't think that's a stock option
    
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I personally turn off data when at home and turn on wifi (I actually have both off most of the time to help save battery life).

As said, it is supposed to work this way, if wifi is available it should over ride wireless data, but I have heard others say it still may jump to data if you loose (or decrease) wireless signal or the 3g speed is faster.
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post #4 of 10
It's pretty much as you've stated.
Also as mentioned you might gain a bit of battery life while disabling 3G when using Wifi, and vice versa.
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How do I disable data? I see how to turn off wifi but not data.

Running Android 2.2 btw.
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which model phone? Never dealt with any android, so not sure if they are all the same or not.
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which model phone? Never dealt with any android, so not sure if they are all the same or not.
Android is very simple, I've noticed that blackerry's are rather hard to switch though (not sure about symbian).
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When connected to Wifi, it'll automatically disconnect from the cellular data service You can also disable data service in the network menu
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Alright, thanks everyone!
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post #10 of 10
On android if you enable wifi, it will take over data. BUT if you leave the range of your wifi your 3G will kick back in.Thats how it was with my Droid X and incredible.
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