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Understanding Your Data Charges

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The following is a list of certain Verizon Wireless applications and information about whether charges are incurred for downloading and browsing or using the application.

Note: When Verizon Wireless applications come pre-loaded on phones, there is no charge for application download.

ApplicationsData Charge for
Application Download or
Data Charge for Browsing or
Backup Assistant No  No
  • Corporate Email
  • Mobile Email
Yes Yes 
Family Locator Parent & Child phonesYes No
Get it Now / Media Center Search & ApplicationsYes Yes 
Messages – Sending & Receiving Picture / Video messagesn/aNo, but Messaging charges apply
Mobile EmailYes Yes 
Mobile IM (Instant Messaging) n/aNo, but Text Message charges apply
Mobile Web and Optimized View for Mobile Web n/aYes 
My Verizon MobileYesNo
V CAST Music YesYes
Verizon IDYesYes, when using application to ID Song
Verizon Videon/aNo
Visual Voice MailYesNo
VZ Navigator®YesYes
Verizon TonesYesYes


To learn more about data usage charges on your bill, view the online bill tutorial on My Verizon. For more details about how and when data usage charges are incurred, visit or contact Customer Service by dialing *611 from your wireless phone.

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