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This is a dumb question ,but i want to know what data means,i am looking for  a phone from them,1 line,talk only, meaning of data please.Woman Embarassed

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Re: Consumer cellular

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You're using your mobile data whenever you're not connected to WiFi. 

 

Your phone has to 'connect' to something for you to use it. 

WiFi where there is internet, DATA when there is no access to WiFi.

 

 

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Most of the time, WiFi is cheaper, more reliable, and faster for anything you need to do online.

 

The only major benefit to Mobile Data is portability

for access in areas without a

landline internet connection.

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@goldensrbest 

 

Data is used as a measurement of time used on the internet When Not Connected to WiFi. Most places you go to shop,eat, hospitals etc. you are connected to their WiFi. When at home you are connected to your WiFi. 

 

When connected to anyone's WiFi, you are Not Using Data.

 

 

hckynut

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@hckynut

 

Public Wi-Fi is not safe. Most people use a VPN

When they are not at home and you have to buy pay. 

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@goldensrbest wrote:

This is a dumb question ,but i want to know what data means,i am looking for  a phone from them,1 line,talk only, meaning of data please.Woman Embarassed


Most cell phone plans include data, texting and talking.  Data is what you do online. 

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The only major benefit to Mobile Data is

portability for access in areas without a landline internet connection.

 

WiFi is not available in most remote areas.  

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Examples of data usage on a cell phone would include things like:

 

-surfing the web

-checking email

-posting on social media

-watching videos

-listening to music

 

 

 

On a cell phone you have three basic types of communication components:

 

-data

-texting

-voice

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@nutmeg3 wrote:

@hckynut

 

Public Wi-Fi is not safe. Most people use a VPN

When hen not at home and you have to buy pay. 

 

 

 

@nutmeg3 

 

Hmm! I can't remember the last time I did anything connected to wifi on my Tracfone. Fact the 1 thing I can even remember using it for was calling wife from the ER. She was Pet Sitting and would not be home for 5 more days, and i was being admitted into the hospital.

 

With our 4 cats and our dog at home, i obviously would not be able to take care of them. So, for the 2 days i spent in the hospital, she had to drive 30 miles each way to come home and take care of our furry ones.

 

Don't remember ever using wifi on my phone, or any of my smart Tracfones. Now my wife? Have no idea what she knows about wifi, but she uses it when out all the time. Will see what she knows about this.

 

My view? I don't think much of anything we do/use outside of our homes is safe, and I see it getting worse. Seems like a lot of certain workers want to know our every move, and I think they are pretty close now. Private medical records? Ha, that's funny. I have no idea how some companies trying to sell me life insurance know certain things in my medical records. Anyways! Thank you for the info about this.

 

 

hckynut 


 

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We have Consumer Cellular and love it.  Very happy with the service and low bill! They are very easy to work with also.