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    When the 4G symbol is showing while on wifi does that mean data is being used?

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    When the 4G symbol is showing while on wifi does that mean data is being used?

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    my phone does that too. I haven't even activated the SIM yet how can I actually have 4G available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanabe21 View Post
    When the 4G symbol is showing while on wifi does that mean data is being used?

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    Strange that is happening with your phone. When I'm on Wi-Fi my 4G LTE symbol disappears.
    Current Device: Nexus 6 & Nexus Player

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    When WiFi is ON, DATA thru the carrier will not be used.

    You can tell when DATA is working by watching for the Up/Dn arrows blinking. If they are absent, DATA is OFF or not being used.
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    Strange that is happening with your phone. When I'm on Wi-Fi my 4G LTE symbol disappears.
    most of the time it doesn't show but during some actions i see it come up ie. mms and sending an email
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanabe21 View Post
    most of the time it doesn't show but during some actions i see it come up ie. mms and sending an email
    MMS uses your phone's data... not wifi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanabe21 View Post
    When the 4G symbol is showing while on wifi does that mean data is being used?

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    No you're fine as long as you're connected to WiFi. The data will go through that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    MMS uses your phone's data... not wifi.
    Majority of the time this is true but there are exceptions depending on carrier (such as T-Mobile and Sprint Wi-Fi Calling Features).

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