Does Pandora use data while listening wirelessly?


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  1. Terry S

    Terry S Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry for all the noob questions I am new to a smartphone. I just installed Pandora and there was screen that said... "Warning Pandora Uses a lot of Data". So I was wondering... If I am using it wirelessly at home will it be using my data plan or not?
     

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  2. djsmvp

    djsmvp Active Member

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    If you are on WiFi you will not be using any data, no matter what (I am just repeating what I have read on the forums). So feel free to run Pandora as long as you want if you are on WiFi.
     
  3. MeVirtually

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    Check your settings first. Typically, if you are on a wi-fi connection, it trumps the cellular data connection, but on my Captivate, the wi-fi setting is set to go to sleep (and use cellular data instead) when the screen is off, which will most likely happen while you are streaming music. To change it so the wi-fi never turns off, to into the phone's menu -> wireless and network -> wi-fi settings -> tap the menu button and select advanced which has an option for wi-fi sleep policy that had been defaulted to sleep "when screen turns off". There you have the option to change it to "never" or "never when plugged in". I'm new to the Android platform, coming from a 3GS, so I'm still learning the ins and outs, but this seems like a big, expensive one to me.
     
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  4. Terry S

    Terry S Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow this is huge and might want to be posted in a seperate post with a heading all its own. I am a noob to smartphones so maybe I am the only one that didn't know this but from the sounds of it at the default setting when your screen goes to black or "sleeps" it switches from wifi to 3G which could cost a lot of people a lot of money!
     
  5. Clienterror

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    Unless you had an iphone and they let you keep unlimited data. Well worth $30 IMO.
     

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