Could someone tell me the difference between Data and Web Browsing? I have a 2 year old plan with unlimited web browsing on a non-data phone (so I was told).
Looking at an early upgrade from Loyalty to a newer Razr phone with my current contract "grand-fathered" in. This means I still have unimited web browsing, but was told I didn't need a "data plan" to use this phone for web browsing even though I believe it's a Data phone.
Would Rogers send me a hard copy of that agreement if I requested it? Would like to have it before I run up a $1000 data bill!!
you are correct! It was a big FAIL !
That old plan is useless on the new Data phone! I was told otherwise before the upgrade.
Back to the old phone I guess!
Problem is....to add Data or reconfigure to my current plan makes it more expensive than other Mobile providers with similar plans. At a crossroad right now with this mess!
Ill try and help clear things up.
Data and Web Browsing:
It should be really called "WAP" Browsing but in short, Web and Data are COMPLETELY different.
Rogers "Web" Browsing is limited to a WAP browser. Wap is short for Wireless Application Protocol. My old razr v3 had a wap browser.
The reason rogers offers unlimited web browsing cause WAP uses next to no data. Im also pretty sure your limited to a certain amount of sites using rogers WAP Portal.
Data Browsing is like normal browsing you do on the internet using internet explorer or google chrome, your using a HTTP protocol and will use ALOT of data in comparison to WAP.
On WAP you might of noticed there were little to no images and most sites only had text.
In short, your grand-fathered unlimited web browsing will NOT work with a Android/iPhone/Smartphone Device.
I actually almost jumped ship to FIDO with that $56 plan but rogers has matched it so i've decided to stay 😃