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Captivate wifi sleep nightmare with pandora

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by digitlman, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. digitlman

    digitlman New Member
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    I know others have been discussing the wifi sleep mode but this is my experience so far.

    I am connected to my home wifi network and load pandora and start streaming music. later that evening i get a text message from ATT saying i have gone over my 200MB data plan and they charged me an extra $15.

    I have now of course discovered that all the captivate comes by default with wifi sleep set to the screen blanker. So when i started streaming with pandora then 5 seconds later my screen goes blank and it spends the rest of the day streaming from the 3G network. I have already called ATT and complained about this. I don't know if they did it on purpose to screw everyone over now that there's no unlimited data plan. But it seems crazy to ship this phone with that setting.

    I also have been going online and looking at my data usage and see that even though i'm on my home wifi it has been doing 3G data transfers at like 2 or 3am while i am sleeping also. I now have my sleep mode set to NEVER.

    I have also contacted Pandora and actually got a reply from them. I suggested that we desperately need an option to make pandora use WIFI ONLY or NEVER USE 3G put into the next update. The person said it sounded like a good idea and he would forward it on to the development team.

    Aside from that i LOVE my captivate. it's a really great phone for 95% of everything. I only have few things i would like to change.

    I really wish i could change the bottom right corner search button that i never use to a PHONE button to take me straight to the phone from wherever i am at. It's ironic that it seems like simply using the phone is the most complicated part of the captivate to me.
     

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  2. getDange

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    You are one extra tap away - just tap on the home button from any app and then tap your phone icon in the tray. One extra tap is not a problem to me.

    And that right corner search button is actually useful - tap and hold it and just speak "call <a name from your address book>" and it places the call - saves you a few taps in the phone menu.
     
  3. ranova

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    Android should really make "never sleep" for wifi the default, not only does it save on data but it really saves on battery
     
  4. CrimsonPride

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    you can download juice defender and it has a widget which will turn off all mobile data, i have the 200mb plan also and i just leave my data off when im home and i turn it on when im out and need it to be sure its not going in the background
     
  5. fojae

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    And that right corner search button is actually useful - tap and hold it and just speak "call <a name from your address book>" and it places the call - saves you a few taps in the phone menu.[/QUOTE]

    I just tried the voice cal feature you described and all it did was search google in the browser. Any settings I can change to make this work?

    Thanks
     
  6. getDange

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    ^^^ not sure, works out of the box for me. Make sure you have that contact NAME in your address book, with same exact spelling. Even if it is some non-English name it works for me.
     
  7. getDange

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    ^^^ actually I am not understanding you completely - maybe you are just not holding the search button long enough? Tap on it and keep holding until the voice prompt pops up. If you just tap and release right away you go into google search dialogue.
     
  8. digitlman

    digitlman New Member
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    On a further note, i checked my friends HTC EVO and it defaults to NEVER for the wifi sleep.
     
  9. fojae

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    I am long pressing the search button, the microphone pops up, I say "call john" and it opens up the browser and runs a google search on "call john".
     
  10. baddress

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    Yes it has been confirmed numerous places that the Android default for wifi is "never" sleep. I wonder why AT&T changed the default? :rolleyes:


    Also the voice dial won't work unless the contacts are in your Google address book (not the phone, not the sim, Google)
     
  11. androidnewbie69

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    I was just about to start a new thread about Pandora and wifi turning off after a while. Did you find a solution? Someone refered to a wifi sleep mode, but i cant find that setting anywhere. What about an app or widget that can control what uses wifi or 3g?
     
  12. Blackforge

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    Wi-fi sleep setting:

    Settings > Wireless and network > Wi-fi Settings > Tap the menu button (left most button) > select Advanced > Change Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never
     
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  13. ScaGin

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    Settings/Wireless and network/Wi-Fi Settings/ then menu button on phone, bottom left, Advanced/Wi-Fi Sleep policy. Set it to never.
     

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