Earlier today Apple issued an important new carrier settings update for the iPhone 5 on the Verizon Wireless network, because it was using data while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Verizon has now issued a statement to The Loop indicating that consumers will not be charged for this data usage.
“Under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network,” Verizon said in a statement provided to The Loop. “Apple has a fix that is being delivered to Verizon customers right on their iPhone 5. Verizon Wireless customers will not be charged for any unwarranted cellular data usage.”