I had to get a phone on a contract since I'll be traveling to the US soon and my phone/internet/tv provider said that this was the only way to be able to send and receive calls from outside of Canada. I got the cheapest option and apparently all they have are those new fancy touchscreen smart phones. All this to say that I haven't owned one of those before and I know very little about what is ACTUALLY free and what isn't as free as one might think. There's all these different apps n stuff that can be downloaded as well as the regular internet and browsing ability. My question is, is WiFi on these phones free or is there some kind of fee that needs to be paid apart from my internet that is for my PCs at home? Like maybe you pay x$ per minute the internet is being used be it for downloading stuff or browsing or sending emails, etc.
According to the provider the wifi is free, but I tend to take everything they say with a grain of salt due to their tendency to misinform customers. So ya, I dunno if they mean that as long as I have the phone connected to the internet, it behaves like a PC meaning that whatever I do and no matter how long I stay connected, it's all part of my internet bill and not some sort of extra to the phone bill, or if they mean that certain apps are free and the SERVICE of wifi is free, but using it is extra. God knows how they're trying to swindle.
The reason I'm asking is because my trip will be about 13 hours and it would be pretty damn nice to be able to stay connected and chat through skype or do other stuff like browse the internets or whatever... but if I gotta pay extra for all that... then it's a no no since I didn't even want the damn phone in the first place.
Edited by sack_patrol, 15 April 2012 - 08:55 PM.
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