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  1. WarJorge

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    So upon installing the new update, there was a Data Usage widget. My question is, since I got my Thunderbolt w/ contract at launch, I shouldnt have to worry about data usage right? Isn't it unlimited? What is the point of the widget?
     

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    Right. Yes, it is. For most of us. So the point of the widget is for anyone who buys a ThunderBolt, or any other smartphone, after last Wednesday will not have an unlimited data plan and they need to keep track of how much data they're using.
     
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    Gotcha, thanks. Kinda worried me there a minute
     
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    I use It just out of curiosity. I like to see how much I use.
     
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    Same here. Just to see how much money I would be spending if i didnt have the unlimited plan.
     
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    When you upgraded to the unlimited 4g plan you are granfathered claused in not to worry. I don't use the widget but I use the app to keep track of my minutes.
     
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    That's why I was going to use it but all it does is try connect and never does. I just get the connecting image. I gave up on it.

    Jerry
     
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    I recommend RadioOpt Traffic Monitor for data usage. Separates WiFi data to Verizon data, and there's more. The widget is nice, it resets every month.
     
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    It does that for me too til I click on the widget, let it connect then exit out. Runs until I reboot the phone
     
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    Same here. Good tip.
     
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    Good god, you mean Verizon even took THAT away?????
     
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    That's not that shocking, AT&T did it months and they have said it was going to happen months and months ago on Verizon.
     
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    i use it just to see how much data i use, even though i have unlimited

    i have never gone over 2gb but netflix isnt out for this phone yet
     
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    I thought I had done that and it still didn't work but I just tried it now works perfectly, thanks
     

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