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Old January 17th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you use Dolphin package on Orange SF?

Hi there,

I'm on the Orange Dolphin tariff and find that my PAYG credit is dropping very fast. I turned off Background Sync and Auto Sync but the Interent charges just seem too high.

Can anyone advise if they are on Dolphin with this phone and how they find it?

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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I'm on the Orange Dolphin tariff and find that my PAYG credit is dropping very fast. I turned off Background Sync and Auto Sync but the Interent charges just seem too high.

Can anyone advise if they are on Dolphin with this phone and how they find it?

Thanks

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Yep. 10 a month = 300 texts and 100MB data. I dont use the mobile internet much, I have a contract orange as well. I use it for sat nav, gmail, and apps running in the back ground.I'm using '3G watchdog' which tells me if I keep using it at the same rate I will only get thru about 20MB this month.
Are you using a lot of mobile internet? Are you getting the free 100MB?
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Only just gone over to orange when buying the SF an chose the dolphin package, Seems quite good to me so far.
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Hi there,

I'm on the Orange Dolphin tariff and find that my PAYG credit is dropping very fast. I turned off Background Sync and Auto Sync but the Interent charges just seem too high.

Can anyone advise if they are on Dolphin with this phone and how they find it?

Thanks

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If you are on the Dolphin package then your credit should not be decreasing with Internet usage, as it should be included in your 10 monthly payment. I would suggest checking with Orange that you are set up correctly
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You only get 100MB with Dolphin despite the fact it says unlimited. Check here and then click "More about Dolphin"
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100mb = unlimited that's hilarious!
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Talk about unethical marketing!
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Just changed to Dolphin two days ago, when I updated my weather location on the SF this morning, I still got charged for it.

Not sure if that's the same data as when using mobile internet?

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I tried Dolphin once only. It was 2 weeks before the 'unlimited' data became active, very sneaky. I never bothered again, *cough* 'giffgaff ' *cough*. You can always say 'Artales' sent you...
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is giff gaff any good reception wise and for internet mate looks like a good deal
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is giff gaff any good reception wise and for internet mate looks like a good deal
Since replying to this thread on the 17th Jan i've gone over to giffgaff. Unlimited means unlimited very cheap calls and texts. I dont have any problems with reception, it's the O2 network anyway. Check O2 coverage here
If you want a giffgaff sim with an extra free 5 credit with your first topup look here
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There's a 15 a month deal on dolphin too for 250mb data. We installed DroidWall firewall on ours so we can control the paid usage (we use it on wifi (for free of course) mostly)... set to let everything over wireless and only a few apps we want talking to the web when out and about.

I've never seen Dolphin marketed as 'unlimited'. It's a cheap deal for calls with a tiny bit of web. To repeat the mantra: there's no such thing as unlimited....

To quote giffgaff: "Mobile Internet (up to 20MB) = 20p a day". I do about that.
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There's a 15 a month deal on dolphin too for 250mb data. We installed DroidWall firewall on ours so we can control the paid usage (we use it on wifi (for free of course) mostly)... set to let everything over wireless and only a few apps we want talking to the web when out and about.

I've never seen Dolphin marketed as 'unlimited'. It's a cheap deal for calls with a tiny bit of web. To repeat the mantra: there's no such thing as unlimited....

To quote giffgaff: "Mobile Internet (up to 20MB) = 20p a day". I do about that. On GiffGaff this would be costing me 6 a month?
The Dolphin pay as you go package used to be marketed as unlimited and was only 100MB. It might still be, but their online shop is down at the moment so can't check, sorry. Are you on a Pay as you Go deal, or Pay Monthly? The terms may differ depending on which you are.

And I've never heard anything bad said about Giff Gaff either, they are meant to be really, really good. When my Mrs' Simplicity plan runs out, she'll be switching to Giff Gaff most likely. I'd do it too, but I've been with Orange an age and get a pretty good deal whenever I upgrade. Admittedly, "unlimited" can mean anything, but I'm having a look through their T&C's now and can't find anything to suggest it's not (there probably is something there though).
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We're on a monthly contract. The phone comes free for that. Plus adding magic numbers every month for your friends on orange means you call them for free.

The giffgaff deal does look great. I'd be with you there. Click 'more info on prices' here: https://giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/artales#Tariff
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It looks as thought the PayG isn't marketed as unlimited any more, it's 250MB too.

What you're doing sounds fine though. I've a 500MB plan and I only really turn on 3G, most of the time I use WiFi (at home or Work) so I only ever use about 150MB max.

Is Droidwall worth a look?
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giffgaff + Orange San Francisco + CM7 = budget goodness
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Hi, here in Ireland Tesco Mobile is somewhat like your GiffGaff......It's an MVNO on the O2 Network.

We get double bonus credit when we buy, like 10 gets you 20, 20 gets you 40.

You must use the bonus within 30 days, but bonus gets used first, and paid credit will not expire.....

data bundles:
  • 50 MB bundle for 0.79 valid for 24 hours from purchase
  • 350 MB bundle for 2.99 valid for 7 days from purchase
  • 1GB (1024MB) bundle for 6.99 valid for 30 days from purchase

Tethering and WiFi Hotspot is allowed.

Free Calls, Texts and MMS to other Tesco Mobile Customers......20c/min to other Irish Mobile and Irish Landlines......9c/text......20c/MMS.

So, not too bad really......the Mobile Data Speed can be a little slow, I think it maxs at 1.2mbps......good enough depending on the O2 Network coverage, which is pretty good.

BTW, I am just a Customer, and I don't work for Tesco Mobile, or Tesco in any shape or form......I actually shop in Aldi/Lidl....real meanie me
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Is Droidwall worth a look?
Very good yeah. Just configures your iptables rules. I used to faff around turning data off and on. Now I don't worry: One click to set everything permanently on via wifi/ Click the individual apps you want to set to let out over cell.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.googlecode.droidwall.free&hl=en
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That is a pretty good setup actually!

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Very good yeah. Just configures your iptables rules. I used to faff around turning data off and on. Now I don't worry: One click to set everything permanently on via wifi/ Click the individual apps you want to set to let out over cell.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.googlecode.droidwall.free&hl=en
I'll give it a look at some point today, thanks!
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