Verizon Androids Now Warning When You Could Be Using WiFi
Even with Verizon’s plan to give Android users with LTE phones the chance to sign-up for doubling their monthly data allowances, you’re ultimately still dealing with the prospect of a limited amount of data. Those who have gotten a chance to play with some of Verizon’s upcoming Android hardware have noticed a new option that’s now included, letting you receive alerts when you could be using WiFi for data instead of a cellular connection.
On the Droid RAZR and HTC Rezound, there’s a WiFi settings option for WiFi autostart reminders. With this checked-off, if you start up an app that’s going to need internet access, it will detect if there’s a WiFi connection available and suggest you switch over to it, even if you’ve previously turned WiFi off.
We understand that this could get quite annoying for some users, which is why it’s good to see how easy it will be to disable. If your bandwidth needs are light, you can probably get away without it, but it sounds pretty useful if you’ve been pushing the limits of what you can get away with each month.