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  1. #1
    Just Me
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    I don't have a vision plan, I pay as I go. I started using AOL IM recently
    and noticed that even when I open the phone after periods of non-use, the
    icon is still illuminated to show I am "online." Am I paying for being
    "active" or do I only get charged when data starts being transferred back &
    forth?

    I'm afraid to see what next month's bill will look like, but please tell me
    what you know.

    Thanks!!!






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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Vision usage, out-of-plan


    "Just Me" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I don't have a vision plan, I pay as I go. I started using AOL IM

    recently
    > and noticed that even when I open the phone after periods of non-use, the
    > icon is still illuminated to show I am "online." Am I paying for being
    > "active" or do I only get charged when data starts being transferred back

    &
    > forth?
    >
    > I'm afraid to see what next month's bill will look like, but please tell

    me
    > what you know.
    >
    > Thanks!!!


    You don't charged for time on line. You get charged for every kb up or
    downloaded through your phone. The icon may have shown up, but was it a
    faded color? If so, then it's not accessing the web server. If it's a bright
    color, then it was an active internet connection.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Just Me
    Guest

    Re: Vision usage, out-of-plan

    >
    > You don't charged for time on line. You get charged for every kb up or
    > downloaded through your phone. The icon may have shown up, but was it a
    > faded color? If so, then it's not accessing the web server. If it's a
    > bright
    > color, then it was an active internet connection.
    >
    > Bob
    >

    The icon is greyed-out, but present nonetheless. I am happy to learn that
    it's not costing me anything, because I have had it "online" for several
    hours at a time (doing nothing).

    Thanks !!

    pedro





  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Vision usage, out-of-plan

    Just Me wrote:
    > I don't have a vision plan, I pay as I go. I started using AOL IM recently
    > and noticed that even when I open the phone after periods of non-use, the
    > icon is still illuminated to show I am "online." Am I paying for being
    > "active" or do I only get charged when data starts being transferred back &
    > forth?


    On Sprint, you'er billed only for data transfers, and then you are
    billed by the KB. I beleive it's something like $.01 per kilobyte.

    Note that just have the Vision icon on your phone doesn't mean the
    connection is "active." A connection taht is faded/greyed out and not
    transferring any data is actually considered "dormant."


    > I'm afraid to see what next month's bill will look like, but please tell me
    > what you know.


    Well, it still depends on how much use you made out of the service. If
    you start using it a lot, those pennies-per-kilobyte start to add up. A
    megabyte, or 1,024KB, will run you $10.24. So it really would make
    sense to get a Vision pack; in many cases, you can get them for $10 a
    month now.

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