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I have some doubt about Wi-Fi. What I understand from Wi-Fi is that:- " wireless internet connection " I am using Sony Ericssion W580i handset having airtel sim. and have AIRTEL LIVE internet setting. & surf the net on my mobile no extra settings. Does this means my mobile is Wi-Fi enabled device?

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WiFi refers to a specific set of technologies covered by the IEEE 802.11 specifications and typically carried on the 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz ranges. It is not any wireless connection to the internet, and in some cases does not provide access to the Internet at all, but rather a local private network.

When you're using your airtel connection, you are not using Wifi. You are using a cellular data connection (in this case, an EDGE network).

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EDGE means you are saying my mobile is using 3G network. –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 6:27
    
but my mobile is not 3G enabled device. –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 6:27
    
EDGE is not 3G. –  Sathya Nov 15 '10 at 6:34
    
but i read an article from internet they are saying:- –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 6:43
    
EDGE is a "3G" (third generation) technology. It is considered to work three to four times as efficiently as the prior GSM network standards of "2G" and "2.5G." –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 6:43

have AIRTEL LIVE internet setting. & surf the net on my mobile no extra settings

Contradictory statements, isn't it ? Airtel Live is just a basic WAP portal. You are billed for data transfer.

And no, your phone doesn't have WiFi

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No extra settings i mean i don't need to configure any data account in my mobile. –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 7:05
    
Airtel Live is pre-activated. –  Sathya Nov 15 '10 at 7:13
    
Ok you mean Airtel Live is pre-configured data account. –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 7:22
    
Thanks a lot.I got the point –  Sukhi Nov 15 '10 at 7:23

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