If you are connected to Wifi, does Netflix use that by default?

Dagolara

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The phone should default to WiFi if it establishes a connection, but turning off Data is a sure fire way to make sure you don't get any shocking data bills.
 

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Turning off data is the only guarantee, but note that with it off, no: messaging, background email sync, live tile updates, etc. WiFi only remains on when you phone is plugged in to a power source. On battery, WiFi will turn off after 30 seconds if not working a task like downloading or streaming.

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If the picture looks blurry and bad while watching netflix I think that's a good indication your on 3G and NOT on wifi.
 

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To correct my below post, WiFi will turn off 30 seconds after your phone screen turns off, unless it it performing some activity, like streaming or downloading.

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i have the 200mb plan on my wp7 line, but i have used 75% of that... i'm usually on wifi, so i assume somehow it hasn't been using it at all times. so like others have stated, turn it off to be sure.
 

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as much as i envy you att users for having a bunch of wp7 hansets to choose from, i don't envy your data caps. :\

netflix seems to default to wifi on other platforms, i don't see why it would be any different on wp7, but turning off data really is the safest way.

i sent a message to netflixhelps on twitter, if they reply, i'll let you guys know.
 

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as much as i envy you att users for having a bunch of wp7 hansets to choose from, i don't envy your data caps. :\

netflix seems to default to wifi on other platforms, i don't see why it would be any different on wp7, but turning off data really is the safest way.

i sent a message to netflixhelps on twitter, if they reply, i'll let you guys know.
i have unl data, but not on that line. have 200mb on 3 lines and unl on my primary. paying $30/line each month would be too much to swallow.
 

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True it should by default, and on some platforms it might be forced. I remember Netflix on iPhone (this was over a year ago maybe the app has been updated) would allow over 3G as well. Of course with disastrous results......
 

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Problem is, if you lose your WiFi connection while viewing, or the signal is weaker than your 3G signal, the phone may switch over automatically. And I have read that once switched over it won't go back to WiFi till you exit, reload an app. Maybe Netflix needs a "Use WiFi Only" toggle.

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Problem is, if you lose your WiFi connection while viewing, or the signal is weaker than your 3G signal, the phone may switch over automatically. And I have read that once switched over it won't go back to WiFi till you exit, reload an app. Maybe Netflix needs a "Use WiFi Only" toggle.

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i agree. a 'wifi-only' switch would be perfect.
 

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I'm surprised you guys can make 200mb work. Last month was my lowest data usage month yet and I was at 1000mb and that was on WiFi half the time.
 

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I'm surprised you guys can make 200mb work. Last month was my lowest data usage month yet and I was at 1000mb and that was on WiFi half the time.
i'm around wifi 90%-95% of the time... i wouldn't even make the 2GB if i didn't have that much wifi.
 

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