Internet help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nekta, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. nekta

    nekta New Member
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    I am going to Spain next week and was warned if by the o2 people that I could be hit hard if I am using data abroad.

    Can I just have some help to make sure I am not using it while I am there, is just switching off the wifi and 3g connections enough or do I need to do something else too?

    Any comments will be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. kboya

    kboya Well-Known Member
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    Just make sure mobile data is off. WiFi doesn't cost if u find an open network.
     
  3. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius Well-Known Member
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    do you need to actually use your phone for making and receiving calls or do you just need it in case of emergency?

    if you don't really need it, then you can do what kboya suggests and that should sort you out.

    i've only had my desire a few weeks and i'm also still trying to find out how to limit the phone to just making and receiving calls (leaving the mobile data switched on) without allowing the system tools and various apps to connect to the network servers.

    i've yet to find a definitive way of making sure that the phone is not running up huge bills in the background.
     
  4. kboya

    kboya Well-Known Member
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    If u only want to make calls n texts u do not require mobile data on. That it is on, and u want it on, suggests u want data too.
     
  5. Evil Genius

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    sorry. my bad. typo.

    i meant to say that i have mobile data OFF but when i turn off background data (menu > settings > accounts and sync > background data) i get the following warning:

    "Disabling background data extends battery life and lowers data use. Some applications may still use the background data connection".

    any ideas what that means and which apps "always" need access?
     
  6. kboya

    kboya Well-Known Member
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    afaik, if you turn mobile data off then nothing goes through, I did a brief test when I used netcounter, but i uninstalled it after a day or 2. the background data is for stuff that you have set to auto sync, but they do not sync unless you have mobile data on (or wifi)
     
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