1. jalb's Avatar
    Just curious. Do you have to turn off data?
    05-07-2011 01:47 PM
  2. thomasward00's Avatar
    When at home and the office, both of which have WiFi, I always turn off Data, just to be sure.
    05-07-2011 01:48 PM
  3. thomasward00's Avatar
    I also only have the 200meg ATT data plan, I'd go without the Data plan and go WiFi only, but carriers have to milk cash from customers.
    05-07-2011 01:53 PM
  4. Dagolara's Avatar
    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.
    05-07-2011 02:21 PM
  5. magenta621's Avatar
    Honestly, unless you have unlimited web access; turn off data just to actually know you are using wifi.
    05-09-2011 12:58 AM
  6. jimski's Avatar
    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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    05-09-2011 01:52 AM
  7. Goodeye's Avatar
    If the picture looks blurry and bad while watching netflix I think that's a good indication your on 3G and NOT on wifi.
    05-09-2011 04:30 PM
  8. enahs555's Avatar
    I thought Netflix was only supposed to work over WiFi anyway?
    05-09-2011 07:52 PM
  9. jimski's Avatar
    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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    05-10-2011 01:02 AM
  10. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
    05-10-2011 01:58 AM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    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.
    05-10-2011 02:05 AM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
    05-10-2011 02:18 AM
  13. Goodeye's Avatar
    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......
    05-10-2011 11:01 AM
  14. wolfman-fu's Avatar
    I thought Netflix was only supposed to work over WiFi anyway?
    No it will work over 3G I was watching an episode of Weeds while waiting on my food at a local resturant that does not have wifi.
    05-10-2011 11:20 AM
  15. jimski's Avatar
    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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    05-10-2011 11:49 AM
  16. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
    05-10-2011 01:12 PM
  17. jalb's Avatar
    A wifi only toggle for auto upload of pics to skydrive would be cool too.
    05-10-2011 01:41 PM
  18. cdook's Avatar
    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.
    05-10-2011 09:05 PM
  19. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
    05-10-2011 09:53 PM
  20. wolfman-fu's Avatar
    What really needs to happen is to bring the unlimited data plans back, and this worry would go away.
    05-12-2011 09:57 AM
  21. Dagolara's Avatar
    What really needs to happen is to bring the unlimited data plans back, and this worry would go away.
    I wish I could be on par with my friends that are grandfathered in but I highly doubt they will bring this back to the masses.
    05-12-2011 12:48 PM
  22. eric12341's Avatar
    If the picture looks blurry and bad while watching netflix I think that's a good indication your on 3G and NOT on wifi.
    I watched 3 movies on Netflix over the past couple days because it seems that the sprint cell sites in my area have been upgraded/repaired or near completion and the picture quality was pretty good except during a couple of high action sequences. no interruptions either.
    05-12-2011 02:49 PM
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