Support High Data Usage?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KBv1, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. KBv1

    KBv1 Well-Known Member
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    Hey

    I have had my desire since Thursday since switch from the Blackberry Strom2. When i contacted Vodafone regarding upgrading my phone they told be that when using the S2 i used 5mb p/m on average, that was using bbm ALOT, Cnectd, twitter refreshing every 5 mins, using the internet, push email, weather update app downloads.

    I downloaded 3G watchdog and it has told me with 3 days i have already used 56.27mb:eek: HOW?!?

    All i have running, from what i know of, is twitter (5 min refresh), gmail, news, weather, cnectd, apps so basically the same.

    Why am using LOADS more data using this desire?

    Hope someone can shed some light :)

    Thanks
     

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  2. UKseagull

    UKseagull Well-Known Member
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    I think they greatly underestimated your previous usage!
     
  3. KBv1

    KBv1 Well-Known Member
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    not by much:

    "made 140.178MB of mobile browsing + data calls" << thats from my last bill. But still i am using more on the Desire.. but why:thinking:

    Unbilled:

    at Jun 26 08:53 WAP 2928.223 Kb 0.000
    Sat Jun 26 07:00 WAP 2929.069 Kb 0.000
    Sat Jun 26 05:01 WAP 2930.138 Kb 0.000
    Sat Jun 26 03:09 WAP 2928.508 Kb 0.000
    Sat Jun 26 01:16 WAP 2927.897 Kb 0.000
    Sat Jun 26 00:28 WAP 2920.988 Kb 0.000
    Fri Jun 25 23:28 WAP 2923.296 Kb 0.000

    Whats using 2.9mb all the time :S
     
  4. FelixofMars

    FelixofMars Well-Known Member
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    I have noticed the Desire seems to pull more content that seems almost PC browsing quality than a lot of older mobile browsing. Maybe its the quality of what its downloading. Especially as it can download Flash and Youtube.
     
  5. KBv1

    KBv1 Well-Known Member
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    probably, but that doesnt answer why its using 2.6mb while sitting on my bedside table doing nout, besides twitter and weather.
     
  6. Kendoji

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    Is the problem that you're paying more for the data usage? If so, it's very easy to restrict it, by not using widgets, turning the auto-update off, and using a browser like Opera Mini (the default browser loads FULL web pages - some sites can be over 1mb for just one page).
     
  7. Flagship

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    @Kendoji would you say the dolphin also compresses pages too?
     
  8. lifeonmtv

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    switch auto sync off (Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Auto-sync)

    switch background data off (Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Background data)

    switch wireless network positioning off (Settings -> Location -> use wireless network positioning)

    download one of the apn switches. (apn droid, switchpro, etc)

    switch stuff on/off when u need it... choose what u wanna keep on/off

    any of these things should help
     
  9. chris100575

    chris100575 Well-Known Member
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    I noticed something similar on my bill, but it was seemingly once a day at around midnight it would use about 3mb of data. During the week I'm in bed and asleep by then so it's not me. Glad I've got unlimited data!
     
  10. mayurh

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    im in south africa and also noticed the same
    even if i kill all background apps
    the phone downloads data
    it seems its the htc updator, gmail(even tho its set to manual sync)
    auto sync is disabled,background is also set to off
    wonder if there is a way to disable such downloads
    or if there was an app that can make the application ask if it cud use mobile data or not?
     
  11. mjpartyboy

    mjpartyboy Well-Known Member
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    Just switch the phone off.
     
  12. alchemistkevin

    alchemistkevin Well-Known Member
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    :)

    +1 the entire point of these phones is that they're connected to the cloud all day long.

    Get an unlimited data plan if you want to enjoy Android at it's best.
     
  13. kozjegyzo

    kozjegyzo Active Member
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    I'm experiencing extremely high data usage 20+ MB per day after I installed Froyo. Before my daily max was 6 MB.

    Has anyone experienced this behavior?

    Can you suggest a data monitoring app that tells me data usage app by app? I have watchdog, and Netcounter and Netmonitor, but they are general, and cant tell me what app is doing all the mischief.

    I live in Hungary and unlimited plans have bee abolished years ago, so I'm stuck with a caped one that get very expensive if I overrun.

    All help would be appreciated greatly...

    Thanks
     
  14. Jyro275

    Jyro275 Well-Known Member
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    I've been experiencing the same problem and have yet to figure it out. So far all I've heard is that facebook htc sync is the culprit, but I don't have that running on my phone.
     
  15. DjLukeW

    DjLukeW Well-Known Member
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    Blackberrys compress data greater than other phones
     
  16. Red_Avatar

    Red_Avatar Well-Known Member
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    Ironically I can't burn through my data fast enough :p. I got 2GB a month along with 68 minutes and 1000 texts for just
     
  17. croyde

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    I'm using my Desire about the same as I used my Nokia N82 before it yet my Nokia would burn through 100 mb/month but the Desire gets through 300+ mb/month. Lord knows what it would be if I didn't restrict it, turn stuff off etc.
     
  18. ianb11

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    Download Traffic Stats.
     
  19. ThEGr33k

    ThEGr33k Well-Known Member
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    I used 933MB in a month... Oh yes im making the most of unlimited data!!!!

    As already said, turn all auto connectivity off, turn data connection off when you arnt actively using it... Should both save money and battery!
     
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