What is Packet Data?

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  1. Scarrows

    Scarrows Member

    Does it use Data?

    Should i keep it off, or on?

  2. the1who

    the1who Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to the network data when you long press the power key for things like plane mode or turning off?

    If so, that seems to be a safe way to disable data until you want it, and just use the phone for voice calls. If you turn it on, you'll see the 3g/E, whatever you have for connection, symbols disappear and remain off until you turn network data back on.
  3. If I leave the data connection off, is there a substantial boost in battery life?
  4. ImaMoFoThief

    ImaMoFoThief Member

    It is more likely going to body your signal as any app that is running won't be able to draw data and will cost you less money if you are on a limited data plan
  5. the1who

    the1who Well-Known Member

    It will help those with limited 200MB plans for sure.

    It could provide a means, aside from changing the mobile network mode from 3g to 2g, in aiding the battery life. I haven't tried personally.
  6. antoby

    antoby New Member

    when i tick my packet data button it says 'may incur additional charges'.
    is packet data the internet that comes with my contract or new internet that you pay for seperately?

    because i just came back from paris and my internet hasnt been working since and im not sure if i had packet data on or off before.

    just want to make sure that ticking packet data is normal and what i should be using
  7. kacol16

    kacol16 Well-Known Member

    its the internet that comes with your contract. it says that because not everybody gets a data plan with their contract.
    yes it is normal ;)
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  8. ETLY13

    ETLY13 New Member

    so it won't cost you if you have a data plan in singapore?
  9. kacol16

    kacol16 Well-Known Member

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