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General G1 consumes prepaid credit.. help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nae, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. nae

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    hi all. i have an unlocked G1 and currently using the phone here in the philippines. i have a Globe prepaid sim. i have been using the G1 for 2 months now but then, one day i found out it was eating up my prepaid load. i did a reset thinking it must have been from a program i downloaded but after i did this, it was still eating up my prepaid credit... please, help.
     

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  2. Carl C

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    Is it possible your getting charged for data?

    If so , You can simply change the APN and that would stop the connection hence no charge :)
     
  3. nae

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    ok will try that. thanks for the reply. i will give an update
     
  4. nae

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    i've changed APN settings. plus i've installed apndroid program.. no change.. it still consumes my credit... :(
     
  5. Carl C

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    Why not ring your provider and ask what the Credit is being taken for and when? i.e Data , phone calls , texts etc.

    I Suggest when , because it could be data charges and they are just taking the credit now {after actually using the data}. So possibly wait and see in a bit then check if credit is being taken

    Maybe this can help us get a step closer as to what it is, But t if you factory reset the phone , you shouldn't be having any problems considering theirs no app to cause it & it's not the APN for internet..
     
  6. nae

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    but i'm on prepaid. sniff... i can't understand why it eats up my load down to zero. i've also checked to use only 2g network and have disable background data usage..

    would this be because of an update to 1.6? coz after i reset the phone, my load was not yet consumed. then i received an over the air update to 1.6 and i noticed that my load was consumed once again.. :(
     
  7. Carl C

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    Even if your on Pre-paid you should still be able to ask your Service provider with a quick call and they will be able to tell what your being charged for, Then hopefully we may be able to narrow it down :)
     
  8. nae

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    okay, will do that sir tomorrow coz it's nighttime here. i will post an update. thank you very much for your time.
     
  9. Carl C

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    No Problem,

    I hope you get this sorted soon :)

    Carl
     
  10. Sweed

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    I'm probably not saying anything that hasn't already been said, but I think the problem that Carl C is trying to clarify is that you (nae) maybe don't understand that using 2g consumes the credit too.
    whenever your searching the web or downloading apps or anything like that on the phone, your using up your credits
     
  11. nae

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    hi. so i decided to change sim card in case the problem might be because of the service provider.. guess what, the prepaid credit still gets consumed. what could probably be the problem. we have ruled out the following:
    1. applications - coz i did a reset on the phone
    2. APN - coz i installed apndroid which switches off apn
    3. service provider - still the same situation although i switched to a different provider

    it seems that it's the G1 itself that eats up the credit. could it be because of the 1.6 update? coz it was fine before and i was able to use the phone for 3 mos without my credit being consumed unless i text or call...
     
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