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    4g and wifi

    Ok, here's the deal. We just picked up the S4 for my wife. I have the Note2. Of course, we lost our unlimited data so now we just keep an eye on the data usage, which isnt a problem, BUT, on my Note2, when i come home and the phone automatically connects to WiFi, my 4g notification symbol at the top disappears. We have my wife's S4 set up exactly the same as my Note, but even tho she is connected to WiFi, her 4g symbol never goes away. Is this just the nature of the S4 or for some reason is the phone still wanting to use 4g for some things?

    She just downloaded a couple of apps from the Play Store here at home. She assumed it d/l'd using WiFi, but i just looked at her data usage. She's only used about 50mb since the billing cycle started on the 10th, but her data usage is showing 32mb came from the play store. She has her app settings to never update unless on WiFi, and she hasnt downloaded ANYthing unless she's here on WiFi.

    So whats up wit dat?

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    wow...........no one?

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    how do you know shes connected to wi-fi? a message pops up at the bottom of my screen when i first connect, and the wifi symbol replaces the 4g symbol for me. if you go into settings, connections tab, wi-fi, menu soft key, advanced, is auto connect checked?
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    I have had this happen with my S4 a couple of times. I thought maybe it did this because the wi-fi signal was not strong enough to support the action on the phone at that instance and the 4G was simply reinforcing it. Or possibly that it wasn't able to find a wi-fi network despite being turned on.

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    Wifi is preferred for data when connected. 4G is still needed for phone calls.

    You can turn off mobile data, if you want to be sure where data is coming from.
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    Fix for Wifi and 4g running at same time.

    Quote Originally Posted by WERA Ex39 View Post
    Ok, here's the deal. We just picked up the S4 for my wife. I have the Note2. Of course, we lost our unlimited data so now we just keep an eye on the data usage, which isnt a problem, BUT, on my Note2, when i come home and the phone automatically connects to WiFi, my 4g notification symbol at the top disappears. We have my wife's S4 set up exactly the same as my Note, but even tho she is connected to WiFi, her 4g symbol never goes away. Is this just the nature of the S4 or for some reason is the phone still wanting to use 4g for some things?

    She just downloaded a couple of apps from the Play Store here at home. She assumed it d/l'd using WiFi, but i just looked at her data usage. She's only used about 50mb since the billing cycle started on the 10th, but her data usage is showing 32mb came from the play store. She has her app settings to never update unless on WiFi, and she hasnt downloaded ANYthing unless she's here on WiFi.

    So whats up wit dat?
    Not sure if you got this worked out yet, but I had the same issue. In my case it was a bloatware app that was accessing the 4g network instead of Wifi and allowed other apps to eat through 1/3 of my data plan in 4 days. The Fix: go to Settings, select the More tab, select Application Manager, select All, and disable the Caller Name ID app. This should resolve your problem. Worked like a charm for me. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeSpooner View Post
    Not sure if you got this worked out yet, but I had the same issue. In my case it was a bloatware app that was accessing the 4g network instead of Wifi and allowed other apps to eat through 1/3 of my data plan in 4 days. The Fix: go to Settings, select the More tab, select Application Manager, select All, and disable the Caller Name ID app. This should resolve your problem. Worked like a charm for me. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Goggles View Post
    Carrier?
    Verizon ... I have it to..

    When it is out of the box caller name id runs as a trial and you will see a 4g and wifi icons on top. Once the trial was over, 4g icon disappears.. and wifi remains..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Verizon ... I have it to..

    When it is out of the box caller name id runs as a trial and you will see a 4g and wifi icons on top. Once the trial was over, 4g icon disappears.. and wifi remains..
    I seriously pity you Verizon people.
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    Well what can I say, Verizon sure knows what its consumers want...

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