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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Milo Williamson, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast
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    Well we are all thinking of the same thing, even though it does roll over a month over month. How come it is consistently different reach to the background data in our apps, is that the same thing or was it more different, like in cookies set on our web browser though. Does it count towards the main mobile data after sending a message to your hot wife or even brother though?

    Hmmm... Anyone got an example on the weight in mobile data like sms vs. apps?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it will depend on your plan. for me i have unlimited texting and does not affect my data usage. so its never been a worry for me.
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    SMS don't use mobile data (at least not for GSM networks - I don't know how they work for CDMA). MMS do, but most networks I know count them separately.

    "Background data" is still data, so no different from foreground data usage.
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好


    Not sure what you mean by "roll over".

    I get 20GB a month mobile data on my current China Unicom package. Some apps can use that, as well me browsing websites. I have a separate allowance for both SMS and MMS sent, that doesn't come out of my data usage, as well as unlimited domestic calls, and so many minutes of international calls a month.
     
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  5. Hadron

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    Hmm, a good point: to me "roll over" means "unused allowance can be carried over to the next month", which I did once upon a time have but it was a very long time ago. Most tariffs just give you a new allowance each month.

    That said, as my calls and SMS are unlimited, I don't use MMS, and my data allowance is a good order of magnitude more than I use (though it gives us a float in case we suffer a broadband outage), rolling over isn't actually a priority for me either.
     
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  6. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast
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    Meaning that "Unused allowance can be carried over to the next time" meaning we have a somewhat limited data plan, we do not always have it on, we are really careful until we go out to our vacation spot, my Mother always does Zoom meetings with her volunteer work too, so that is pretty much chewing up that package. I have a package of where unlimited text and phone calls, I think, signed up for it for many moons back, but not so sure if it is able to access it again, it has been well since last July since able to check into the Moto Edge plus, and be able to scan it through. So I kind of let it die out, I almost forgot the password to my account TBH. Because it was so long ago and it will do the old password forget URL, and be able to bounce it back right where it is. Although I can sort of remembering it too. Funny how things do work up in my mind.
     
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  7. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the clarity people :)
     
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  8. Hadron

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    So it's the same meaning - cool. :)

    Where I am in the UK such packages are rare now. In the early days of mobile phones taking off there was a lot more variety in the packages as the carriers competed to grow their customer bases. Now that everyone has there is less variety in the offerings, and I've not seen rolling over of allowances for a while.

    (By "less variety" I not only mean that things like roll-over have disappeared, but all tariffs are basically very large or unlimited call/SMS allowances, varying data allowance, and out of bundle costs that are much higher than they used to be, but with most tariffs having large enough allowances that for most people this doesn't matter anyway. They basically market on data allowance and monthly cost, and that's it).
     
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  9. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast
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    Speaking of mobile data, how come my old sims card, one area it is around 4G, and the next it can get high as five g?
     
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