Verizon won’t penalize iPhone 5 owners for Wi-Fi bug

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Verizon wont penalize iPhone 5 owners for Wi-Fi bug

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Verizon iPhone 5 owners bit by Apple ‘s Wi-Fi bug won’t be charged for any excess cellular data used as a result, the carrier said today.

iPhone 5 and iOS 6 owners have been complaining of various problems with Wi-Fi networks since their release last month. For certain Verizon subscribers, the iPhone would actually use up cellular data while connected via Wi-Fi.

In response, Apple rolled out a software fix yesterday, at least for Verizon iPhone 5 users, that lets them update their devices to resolve the issue.

The bug could’ve easily racked up data overage charges for Verizon subscribers unaware that they were consuming cellular data. But Verizon is assuring customers they won’t have to pay for the snafu.

The carrier sent CNET the following statement today from company spokesman Torod Neptune:

Under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Apple has a fix that is being delivered to Verizon customers right on their iPhone 5. … [Read more]

Verizon wont penalize iPhone 5 owners for Wi-Fi bug

Verizon wont penalize iPhone 5 owners for Wi-Fi bug

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