Using Wifi but still using 3G data, Why?

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    Using Wifi but still using 3G data, Why?

    Hi, i have my wifi set up with my droid X, i am new to this phone and just got it today, but it is still using 3g DATA, since myverizon page says that 6.026 MB have been used. I don't understand why because i have been using my wifi all day ever since i got it. can someone explain to me?

    Can i just have the phone use my wifi's data? Just like the iPod touch does it? if it can't im annoyed...:/

    i have an email set up with my droid as well as a calendar. not sure if those are the issues....either way im still using my wifi...

    dont understand. thanks

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    go into settings>data manager>data delivery>and turn off data enabled and see if that works.

    should only affect data across the network

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    thanks, i tried it. i hope it works. I have limited data, only 150MB because i used to have the KIn 2 and had unlimited; however, i found myself only using it for email. the web i used at home via wifi. so i am crossing my fingers on this.

    ps: will this 3g turn on automatically as soon as i step out of my wifi spot?

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    shouldnt. theres many ways to turn off 3g if that doesnt fully work

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    what do you mean by shouldn't? what are other ways to turn off 3g? i kind of want to use it as little as possible ;] i have the email to fetch every hour. will that save me some DATA usage. I also have a calendar set up with my imac. which is synced to the Google calendar, when i add new events on calendar on my mac, it'll update on google, which will then update on my droid. just wondering if this uses a lot of data, and if it runs in the background using lots of data. ;] thanks!

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    it shouldnt turn on 3g when u leave wifi but im not positive since i use my 3g

    larger the intervals for fetch, the less it will use (id imagine)

    with root, you can install a firewall to completely block 3G service. once again, idk how it works so i cant guarantee anything

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    Darn, i was kind of hoping that this would be like the ipod touch, where when i am around the wifi there is internet access, but when im away from the wifi there is no internet. Only for the droid there would be because when there is no wifi the 3g will kick in. do you think if i call VZN they will help me out?

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    found this. you can look into it.

    Disable 3G - Android Forums

    or just try googling "Verizon android turn off 3G" and see what comes up

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    thanks, but i think you are maybe misunderstanding me a bit now :P. i don't want the 3g to be completely off :P i just want it to automatically turn off when wifi is in use and turn on when wifi is not being used. :] get me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juapplee View Post
    thanks, but i think you are maybe misunderstanding me a bit now :P. i don't want the 3g to be completely off :P i just want it to automatically turn off when wifi is in use and turn on when wifi is not being used. :] get me?
    It should automatically do that. Just check your wifi settings so it doesn't go to sleep when the screen is off

    Sent from my DROIDX

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