WiFi or no WiFi?

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Denys

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Hi, I have recently purchaesd the Acer betouch e101 from the Windows Phone Website. It says on the Connectivity section of the site that the phone has WiFi but I can't seem to be able to find it or use it...

Here is the site with the phone specifications: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmob.../windowsmobile/en-gb/devices/smartphones.mspx

Can somebody please tell me how to get the WiFi on my phone? Do I need a card or something?

Also, will it be free when connected on WiFi instead of GPRS?

Thanks,

Denys
 

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i would imagine it can connect to a wireless router in a hotspot, hotel, cafe, airport, to surf the web, get email etc rather than use the 3G network - should be a setting somewhere - i'll try and find a manual online to find that setting - It would be free if you are connected to a free wifi - but often in hotels and cafes they can charge for access

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OK found it
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-gb/help/v6-0/WiFi-Data-Connections-touch.aspx
If you’re near a Wi-Fi hotspot, you may be able to connect your phone to the Internet wirelessly. However, not all providers support Wi-Fi connections, so check your phone to see if this service is available.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-gb/help/v6-0/turn-wifi-on-off-touch.aspx
Turn Wi-Fi on or off
If the wireless carrier enables Wi-Fi on your device, you can turn on Wi-Fi for a wireless connection.
By default, Wi-Fi is turned off when you first start your device. To minimise drain on the battery, Wi-Fi is turned off automatically every time that you turn off your device. You must turn it on when you want to use it.
Step 1
Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Wireless Manager.
Step 2
Tap the Wi-Fi button. If it is turned off, the button is a lighter colour and displays an icon marked with an X.
Step 3
Tap Done.
 

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The description on Microsoft's site says it has wifi capabilities, but the site that actually sells it doesn't. Cell phones are often modified for a carrier and features can be removed. The model you have might not support wifi. Contact either the seller or the provider.
 

Denys

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If my phone does have WiFi capabilities - which I hope it has, would I be able to access my BT HomeHub free?

Thanks for the replies!

Denys
 

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yes, should be able to access any wireless network - As its a new device it should also support WPA2 wireless encryption.
But as said in my post#2
However, not all providers support Wi-Fi connections,
But thats only for Surfing and email - phone calls are via the 3G mobile network
 
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