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  1. DayanFernandez

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    I have a tmobile mytouch 4g 200 mb data plan.

    Question is , I have heard in some places that it does use your data , and in some others that it doesnt.


    This is what I did

    - I went to settings > wireless and networks > Mobile network ( i turned off )
    - Than i went to settings > wireless and networks > Mobile networks > Access Point Names > created my own access name with ip 127.0.0.1


    I was told if i did that and used that new access name , than my phone wont be connecting to the internet with tmobile and waste my 200mb data plan. Is this true ?


    Next question is , i have my own wifi router at home. If i connect my mytouch 4g to my wifi router and use the internet, while same time i have my configurations like i stated above. Will me using the internet while connected to wifi use my data 200 mb plan ? WIll i get a higher bill ?


    Im new to android and data plans so please bare with me :rolleyes:
     

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    Nope, using Wi-Fi shouldn't effect your data plan. I decided to test being throttled last month. I streamed netflix constantly until I got throttled after 5GBs. I'm now streaming it through my available wi-fi connections. I now only use my network data for downloading apps, GPS and other minimal data usage functions. I like that the new Gingerbread update gives a quick settings dropdown to switch off the network data so that I can stick to wi-fi when needed.
     
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    So im glad that using wifi wont affect my data plan usage :) meaning i can use wifi :)


    but is this true


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    This is what I did

    - I went to settings > wireless and networks > Mobile network ( i turned off )
    - Than i went to settings > wireless and networks > Mobile networks > Access Point Names > created my own access name with ip 127.0.0.1


    I was told if i did that and used that new access name , than my phone wont be connecting to the internet with tmobile and waste my 200mb data plan. Is this true ?

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    I don't know why you'd need to create a new access point. The only time I've ever needed to do that was when I was using a Samsung Behold II to access 4.99 unlimited internet through my t-zones account. Other than that, I don't know if adding the IP access point has much bearing. That's a good question. When you use wi-fi calling, that uses your cellphone minutes but I haven't seen wi-fi data reflected in data usage as far as I can tell. Where'd you get the tip from? I'll experiment with.

    Anyone else have thoughts on this?
     
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    Well not sure where i read it, but i did it so no app or anything in my phone connects with tmobile network , there for no data is being used.

    Thats what i read it does. Not sure if it is true. I also have the network turned off.

    So im guessing this way + wifi= no data usage what so ever. Is just a guess :p
     
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    I just downloaded a bunch of updates for my apps using wi-fi only today and it didn't effect my data usage numbers any. So you don't need to add the additional access point. However, if you make wi-fi calls using the pre-installed app, that will count against your plan minutes.
     

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