Hope this is an ok forum to post this in, but I have some who "sells Verizon phones" telling me that "an android phone, it is WiFi capable, BUT All your apps and widgets still run off the 3G coverage"
I shut my 3G off on my phone and my apps and widgets work just fine.
I am on Froyo and shut off the 3G by doing this...
Settings -> Wireless & networks -> (at the bottom) Mobile networks
Uncheck "Data Enabled"
Nothing works, web, apps, etc when I turn off 3G.
I turn on WiFi and everything works just fine.