Since yesterday, I have disabled mobile internet on my phone since my data ran out. Just a while ago when I connected my mobile to laptop to sync with Zune, I received mail on my phone. Later I browsed Internet Explorer and WhatsApp. Everything worked great. Therefore, I rechecked the mobile network to see if it was off. And yes, it was still off.

Then I realized it might be using my laptop connection which is connected to a LAN network for internet browsing.

So, my question is what happens to mobile internet connectivity when it's connected to a laptop. Does it automatically use any available net connection from the laptop, or just the via-LAN internet?

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Windows Phone uses your computer's internet connection only when the Zune software is open and connected to your phone. Your internet connection is then shared to your phone via Zune.


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