Wi-Fi is a wireless network connection that gives you access to the internet. When you're connected to Wi-Fi with your Verizon Wireless device, you won't be charged for any data you use because you aren't using the Verizon Wireless network.
Before Wi-Fi, the only way to access the internet was by connecting a cable from your computer to a modem or router. If you had an internet-capable cell phone before Wi-Fi, you could go online using the Verizon Wireless network but you'd incur premium data charges, even at home.
Our customers love Wi-Fi because it lets you go online without using up your data allowance. We recommend you connect to Wi-Fi networks you know and trust whenever they are available. This is a great way to manage how much data you use and avoid extra charges.
Learn how to use Wi-Fi on your device with our Interactive "How To" Simulators or by referring to your device's User Guide.
If you're looking for information about the Verizon Wi-Fi Connect app, visit our Verizon Wi-Fi Connect FAQ page to learn more. Verizon Wi-Fi Connect is a free downloadable app for International travelers, that lets you connect to select international Wi-Fi hotspots.