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can a basic phone access a wi-fi hotspot without data charges?
cce613
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I have the LG Octane, NO data on my plan (voice minutes & test messages only). The phone has browser capability. Can I access a wi-fi hotspot (ie: Optimum hotspots) WITHOUT paying for data usage? If anyone knows & can tell me how to set it up, I would appreciate it. Also, does accessing email require data usage?

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Re: can a basic phone access a wi-fi hotspot without data charges?
vzw_customer_support
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cce613,

Thanks for reaching out to us regarding your wifi capabilities on your device. Your LG Octane does not have the capability to access data usage via a wifi connection. The only way to use data services on your device is through our Verizon Wireless network. Accessing your email will require data usage. Please let us know if you have any further questons.

-PeterV_VZW

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Ann154
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Unlikely. The phone would need to have a WiFi radio and I believe your phone has one.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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tikibar1
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I think your fingers were faster than your thoughts.     I think you meant "and I believe your phone doesn't have one".

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Ann154
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Yes,tikibar1 that's what I wanted to say.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: can a basic phone access a wi-fi hotspot without data charges?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

cce613,

Thanks for reaching out to us regarding your wifi capabilities on your device. Your LG Octane does not have the capability to access data usage via a wifi connection. The only way to use data services on your device is through our Verizon Wireless network. Accessing your email will require data usage. Please let us know if you have any further questons.

-PeterV_VZW

Follow us on twitter @VZWSupport

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