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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by warofglory, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. warofglory

    warofglory Lurker
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    As title. Anyone knows what is the problem? How can i solve it?
    As far as I know, those apps i had downloaded are totally free, but they required full internet access. Does "full internet access" cost money?

    Sorry for the poor english. =)
     



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  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    apps that require internet access use up the data allowance that you have paid for.
     
  3. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    Your phone money? What does that mean?
     
  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    I think the OP is referring to his or her limited budget, and is worried about app downloads using up costly data.
     
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  5. Jack.Droid

    Jack.Droid Newbie

    or he could be PAYG
     
  6. d6racer

    d6racer Newbie

    Nothing is for free.

    Anyways, yes, if they are using data they will kill your data usage if it is limited. Either delete them if you don't need them, make sure they are shut down, or increase you data plan to an unlimited one.
     
  7. Nuknfutz

    Nuknfutz Member

    Is it safe to assume you have a prepaid plan? If you have metropcs for example, and you put money on your metro connect account, your balance will dwindle anytime you make a call in a roaming area. And yes the apps that require internet access can do it to. Go unlimited.you'll be glad you did
     
  8. !on

    !on Android Expert

    You really need a data plan that gives you "unlimited" data, which has already been set out by networks as an allowance to let your phone comfortably do what it wants, like, they know they'll be selling androids & know they have apps & widgets that sync with facebook, news, social media, youtube etc etc.... what they don't really like is when you stream internet radio or full length movies over their network.

    If you don't have a data plan, either in your contract or allocated by you from your pre-pay top up, then yes, all the sync apps (see above) will eat into your general call time money instead. Basically you need to go in settings > data manager, also battery manager, & tell it when it can / can't sync at what times.

    Did I mention it's best to have a data plan? The monthly, or even half yearly ones tend to have better speeds than daily ones & work out cheaper. If on contract you should have sorted this out before taking an Android device!
     
  9. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    If you don't have much data (200mb-500mb), I would suggest that you put your phone in 2G (Edge) mode and only turn on 3G when you need the data (browse the web, chick email updates etc). 2G would use less data than 3G. This will also increase your battery life.
     
  10. basalt

    basalt Well-Known Member

    I cope fine on 500mb - just turn off background data and make sure that apps aren't allowed to auto update. 'course I don't have email set up ( I use webmail as I don't use my gmail account ) and have nothing set to sync online
     
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Droid Wall ftw if you are rooted. Also Ad Free Android, and as stated above, turn off background data.
     
  12. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Indeed.

    I considered that once, long ago, but thought better of it.

    I think I've saved about ten thousand dollars a month by not going that route. :D
     
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