General Be careful if activating your phone away from Wi-fi!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by raheenb, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. raheenb

    raheenb Member
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    Unless you're going to be using the phone in a wi-fi area, make sure you stop the Google Play Store from downloading all your old apps automatically! After I got it from the AT&T store, (while in my pocket at work) it downloaded 1GB+ of my purchased apps from the Google Play Store over LTE in less than an hour.

    SO, I just got off the phone with AT&T customer service...they credited me $30 to account for the overage which was AWESOME on their part.
     

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  2. TheyCallMeBT

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    That's pretty awesome that they gave you a credit. But just an FYI, any Android device is going to be like this. But I think it is supposed to give you a pop up that asks if you want to restore your device (including apps). Did the rep set up the phone for you?
     
  3. Pappy35

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    When I got replacement S3 I had to reinstall all my apps manually. On my S4, it did the iPhone thing by downloading and installing all of them automatically. Awesome!

    Good advise though. Could be a hassle if your plan in limited.
     
  4. raheenb

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    @TheyCallMeBT...yeah that was the Rep's doing...didn't even ask me. Probably revenge for me talking about how anti-apple I am. ;-)
     
  5. TheyCallMeBT

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    Aw man, haha. Yeah, that's one of the many reasons I'd rather just buy online. I know it's not always possible. But then you don't have to deal with the upsells, either.

    Rep: Ok, and I've got you a screen protector here, too. (Actually, I don't even think he told me, I had to see it and say something)

    Me: Oh, I don't need a screen protector.

    Rep: Are you suuure?? You know, you should really take care of something this expensive so that it doesn't get all scratched up.

    Me: (stares at him like-- do I look like an idiot) Um, yeah, I'm good.


    I hate upsells. lol.
     
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  6. Rxpert83

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    It'd be one thing if the screen protectors/cases they sell in the carrier stores werent double what they go for online :eek:
     

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