Smartphones allow users to surf the web, download apps and check emails from their handset. However, this can be costly when it comes to using data, especially if you don't have an all-you-can-consume package. A number of Google Android handsets also come with Wi-Fi connectivity. By using Wi-Fi instead of data, you'll ensure there's far less damage. Here's how to connect to a Wi-Fi network from your handset.
Use Wi-Fi instead of 3G to surf the web
On the home screen, press the Menu button and then select Settings.
Open the Wireless and network menu, then choose Wi-Fi settings.
The handset will identify the Wi-Fi networks in range. Select the network you want to use from those listed.
You'll be asked to enter the password for the network. Then press Connect
The handset will now connect to the network. Once successful, 'connected' will be displayed underneath the network's name. You can now begin surfing the web or checking emails from your phone.