Verizon Androids Now Warning When You Could Be Using WiFi

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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.

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!