When I'm in a wifi area, does my 3G data get used up as well?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FloridaMac, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

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    ...or do I need to turn off my 3G when I'm in a hotspot. I don't want to be at home using my wifi and it also be using up my data plan. Thanks.
     
  2. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    No. WiFi trumps 3G, assuming you have WiFi on. Only when you see the big "3G" on the phone/iPad will you be using your 3G data plan.
     
  3. FloridaMac thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    Sure thing. Just remember, of course, you will need to connect to the WiFi hotspot in question in order to get access to the WiFi; otherwise, yes, you will still be using your 3G. Normally the iPhone/iPad will prompt you to see if you want to join a particular WiFi network.
     

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