Learn how to create wireless connections and browse the web while keeping your data costs down.
Define internet connections
Does your network service provider charge you a fixed fee for data transfer or on a pay-as-you-use
basis? Change the Wi-Fi and mobile data settings to reduce your data costs while roaming and at
Important: Use encryption to increase the security of your Wi-Fi connection. Using encryption
reduces the risk of others accessing your data.
Using a Wi-Fi connection is generally faster and less expensive than using a mobile data connection.
If both Wi-Fi and mobile data connections are available, your phone uses the Wi-Fi connection.
1. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap
2. Make sure Wi-Fi networking is switched to On
3. Select the connection you want to use.
Use a mobile data connection
On the start screen, swipe left, and tap
Use a mobile data connection when roaming
Connecting to the internet when roaming, especially when abroad, can raise data costs substantially.
Data roaming means using your phone to receive data over networks that your network service
provider doesn't own or operate.
On the start screen, swipe left, tap
Catch up on the news, and visit your favorite websites. You can use Internet Explorer 10 in your phone
to view web pages on the internet. Your browser can also help warn you against security threats.
To browse the web, you must be connected to the internet.
Browse the web
Who needs a computer, when you can browse the internet on your phone?
Tip: If your network service provider doesn't charge you a fixed fee for data transfer, to save
on data costs, use a Wi-Fi network to connect to the internet.
2. Tap the address bar.
3. Write a web address.
Tip: To quickly write a web address suffix such as .org, tap and hold the suffix key on the
keyboard, and tap the suffix you want.
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Settings > Wi-Fi.
Settings > cellular, and switch Data connection to on.
Settings > cellular, and switch Data roaming options to