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  1. ebrperk

    ebrperk Active Member

    I recently upgraded to the Razr M from the DINC2. I love the phone but my data seems to used up incredibly fast. I was on unlimited before the upgrade a used about a gig a month. Now I use about a gig every five days and I haven't used the phone any different than I used my DINC2, browsing the web about twenty minutes a day, watching a couple of movies on Netflix, checking email ten times a day. does anybody else have the same issues?? I contacted Verizon but got the " Thats just the way it is" response. I cant believe that 4G uses that much more data than 3G, I expected some increase but not that much. any suggestions would be appreciatted:confused:

  2. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

    Did you take into account loading all the apps, the Jelly Bean update, and such?
  3. ebrperk

    ebrperk Active Member

    Yes, and the JB update was done over wifi when I got home
  4. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    What size is your data plan? I use wifi as much as possible now that I went from the 4gb to 2gb plan. But I hardly ever watch movies. When I had the 4gb plan, I never went over it but I mostly surf, email, watch youtube videos and sometimes watched Crackle stuff.

    Luckily for me, the wife hardly use data, she's the talker and having unlimited talk is a blessing for her.

    Just some thoughts!
  5. ebrperk

    ebrperk Active Member

    Yeah, my wife hardly ever used any data, she is a text-er and a talker so unlimited talk and text is good for her. I had a two gig plan till yesterday and my wife upgraded to a four gig plan since we cant figure out how we are using so much data. My data usage app says that removed apps had used 777 mb in the last seven day. I have disabled Google plus and all the Verizon preinstalled apps. :confused:
  6. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

    Check to see what apps are running. Phandroid is one app that is always on for me even if I stop it. I deleted the app. Sorry Phandroid!!
  7. Thom

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    So did I ... I access the forums through Internet Explorer on the workstation in my office.

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  8. nealoc187

    nealoc187 Member

    If you are so inclined you can disable 4g (LTE) and use 3g by first typing *#*#4636#*#* into the dial pad and then scrolling down, and changing the "set preferred network type:" dropdown from the default "LTE/CDMA/EvDo/GSM/WCDMA" to "CDMA auto (PRL)"

    You can of course go back into that menu by typing *#*#4636#*#* again, and just switch the dropdown back to LTE/CDMA/EvDo/GSM/WCDMA if you want LTE back.

    there's also a widget called Onavo which will tell you exactly how much data each app and service on your phone is using, so you can tell if something is running in the background and wasting a lot of your data, and then take appropriate action. Onavo is listed on a bunch of lists of "10 best android apps" and such, it's really good. It will also alert you immediately if an app you download is known to be a "data hog", etc.
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  9. ebrperk

    ebrperk Active Member

    I will try that, Thanks alot
  10. Thom

    Thom Guides Guide

    The Droid under ICS has a Data usage option in system settings that shows data usage by app also. Is it there in the Razr M system settings?

    ... Thom
  11. ebrperk

    ebrperk Active Member

    Yes, You have to swipe right from the home screen and you have all the most used settings , its called quick settings. Kind of a neat idea along with circle widgets. with my data turned off I get three days battery life now with moderate usage

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