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Application relation to data usage

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  1. djaer

    djaer New Member This Topic's Starter

    May 30, 2010
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    Hey guys! This is my first post and Its for sure not going to be my last

    I was just wondering a few things

    1. I'm getting the Nexus One and putting the SIM Card from my other Rogers phone into it... will there be any problems/pitfalls i should look out for?

    2. As far as applications go, if I don't have a data plan, will i be paying out the rear end to use apps such as facebook, last.fm etc?

    3. Is there an app that lets you text/call for free?

    4. Do you have to have a data plan to download apps when not in range of WiFi (if so how much does it cost to browse the store and download an app?)

    5. Does it cost anything to use the GPS (Do you need a GPS plan?)

    6. Is there an app that lets you track Text messaging usage, call time, data usage etc?

    Thanks a bunch everyone!

  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Dec 1, 2009
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    GPS is free, all your phone does is receive the GPS satalites' signal.

    For tracking mobile data I'd go for 3G watchdog, which is very useful. Most networks let you use mobile data without a data plan, but it can get very expensive very quickly. Facebook probably wouldn't be too expensive, but listening to music, watching youtube etc could be. You'll have to check with them what they'll charge you for data.

    There are apps for tracking minutes/texts used but I'm not sure of any specific ones. I think there are lots to choose from on the market though. My SMS app (handcent) counts messages sent, which is handy.

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