Define how your tablet connects to the web

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 broadband settings to reduce your data costs while roaming and at home.

If both Wi-Fi and mobile broadband connections are available, your tablet uses the Wi-Fi connection.

Swipe in from the right of the screen, and tap charm settings iconSettings > wifi connectivity icon.

  1. Switch Wi-Fi to Ontoggle on icon.
  2. Select the connection you want to use.

Use a mobile broadband connection

  1. Switch Mobile broadband to Ontoggle on icon.

    Connecting to the web when roaming, especially when abroad, can raise data costs substantially. Data roaming means using your tablet to receive data over networks that your network service provider doesn't own or operate.

    To allow your tablet to receive network service provider notifications by text message when roaming, open the Operator Notifications app, and follow the instructions shown on your tablet.

    You only get info about roaming costs from your network service provider by enabling the app.