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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hensley.t.d, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. hensley.t.d

    hensley.t.d Lurker
    Thread Starter

    WIFI is turned off, I don't use the internet that much, I am Technology Challanged so I don't know what I am doing wrong or if a setting is gone ape shit or what ? Seems like I burn thru the 5 mb that T Mobile gives me on the basic plan in less than 30 days every month. Any suiggestions.

    7 yr old niece is trying to talk me out of this new S5 and telling me I need to go back to the flip phone I had from the late 90's cause she knows this new phone like it's second nature and she knows I'll never use it to it's fullest potential. I told her if she doesn't loose the flip phone or damage it in the next 6-8 months I'ed buy her a new S5 of her own and she could quit hounding me like an old nag. She's right though..
     

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  2. AndroidProf

    AndroidProf Well-Known Member

    With alot of apps on S5, I would let you know that that's very little internet bundles to survive a whole month. That's because of e-mails, app update and when you connect to the internet, website pages can be bigger than 5mb...are you sure you are on 5MB?or did you mean 5GB?
     
  3. storageman

    storageman Member

    I would recommend you turn the WIFI on. It would help reduce the drain on the 5mb data that T-Mobile allows you. And yes its only 5mb.
     
  4. Sounds like your using your LTE more than your Wifi. I have only 2.5 GB of data a month and do not reach the cap and I stream all day at work using the wifi. You might want to go through your settings on your Mobile Data.

    Bear
     
  5. 5 MB? WTF, that cannot be correct.

    Bear
     
  6. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

    I'm pretty sure the OP meant 5 GB since 5 MB is the average size of an mp3.
     
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  7. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    Use WiFi whenever you can.
     
  8. hensley.t.d

    hensley.t.d Lurker
    Thread Starter

    MY BAD GENTLEMEN.......


    MY PLAN IS: $ 50.00 UL TALK, TEXT, DATA (1GB 4G LTE)

    The balance info on my phone says; 1934.9 MB / UNLIMITED DATA LIMIT REACHED.... I CONTINUE TO HAVE UNLIMITED DATA AT 2G SPEEDS.

    WELL I DONT KNOW BUT I'll USE WIFI WHENEVER I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TOO.

    I BURN THRU 1 GB BEFORE MY 30 DAYS OF SERVICE IS UP EVERY MONTH.

    I ASKED THE BITCH AT T MOBILE IF MY SETTINGS WERE CORRECT WHEN I WAS IN EL PASO.. ALL SHE DID WAS CHANGE OUT MY SIM CARD FOR FREE, GUESS I CANT COMPLAIN TOO MUCH. I;LL TAKE IT TO THE CORPORATE STORE IN LAKE WORTH AND HAVE THEM $ 10.00 hr. ROCKET SCIENTISTS LOOK AT IT. MAYBE THEY CAN FINGER IT OUT.

    THANK YOU GENTLEMEN FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP, GREATLY APPRECIATED!
     
  9. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    1 gig of data isn't very much to be honest. I use a gig in 10 or 12 days.
     
  10. Caesars

    Caesars Well-Known Member

    At least with T-Mobile, you aren't charged overages.
     
  11. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    I'm on the 18 gig Verizon plan and still run short at times.
     
  12. I just checked my monthly usage since I have been using my S5,

    Mobile Web Usage


    Data Allotment:Unlimited MBMB Used:309.28 MB
    • Data speeds may be reduced at: 2560.0MB
    • Note: Reported data usage may be delayed up to 2 hours.
    I am liking it, not much usuage at all and I use my WIFI every day, all day

    Bear
     
  13. trscons

    trscons Newbie

    Do you have location services (GPS et al) turned on? Some apps using location services may be running in the background.
     
  14. ody12

    ody12 Lurker

    Wow I use 3gb in 2 weeks
     
  15. trscons

    trscons Newbie

    After hearing today that T-Mobile was charged by the Justice Department for significant and excessive customer overcharges, I'd beat up customer service for a review and explanation of past bills re usage of minutes and data. Your problem may not be your fault. http://www.cnbc.com/id/101805017 HTH.
     
  16. Iproff

    Iproff Lurker

    You need to turn your mobile data off and turn your wifi on. You can also control applications to use wifi only. Our router from Rogers was losing it's signal every 15 minutes, our phones would switch to data and then check email. It was doing this so much that we went though 2 gb in 2 weeks. Turned the data off on the phone and our excessive data usage disappeared.

    Ken
     
  17. Oisin_Fallon

    Oisin_Fallon Lurker

    Hi,
    If you disable your mobile data while not using it, it can conserve both data and battery. It depends on your phone and version of android, but normally you go to Settings> Data Usage> Switch it Off

    Hope this helps :)
    Oisin_Fallon
     
  18. kyea67

    kyea67 Lurker

    you did the opposite of what you needed to do. Turning off your wifi ensured that only the cellular network was the only thing app could use to connect thereby using all your data. keep wifi on and turn 3g/4g or mobile data off unless you absolutely need to use it. use the wifi at home to connect to other internet service or at work/ coffee shop etc.

    IDK about t-mobile, but Verizon s5 tries to hide the mobile data switch under the drop down menu. its not set as one being shown by default but you can change that. instead of using one finger to pull the menu down use two finger and use see all the switches, as well as the option to edit whats it shown. i guess they don't want you to easily see how to turn off mobile data so they can charge you more.
     
  19. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    That is precisely why I use the Switcher Widget on Battery Doctor to control all of my phone's outside world connections.

    See the photo.
     

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  20. Jedi Beavis

    Jedi Beavis Lurker

    I've only used 157 GB this month. :)
     
  21. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User


    yeah, I used to be that way, but then because of $$$$ per phone charges, I had to relinquish my Grandfathered Unlimited Data plan that I bought many years ago.

    Had my phone been the only one on my wallet, I would have stayed with the Unlimited data plan...... but, I pay for everyone in my family and we had to go the Shared Plan route to reduce the outlay per month.

    For us, though, it was an easy decision, we had never used more than 2 gB/month in our life.... Everywhere we go, there is WiFi and our phones switch over automatically to the WiFi signal.
     
  22. Pezzie

    Pezzie Lurker

    If you go into Settings\Data usage\ the press the menu button, tick the Restrict Background data box and Apps won't be able to access your data plan in the background, only when you open an app. You need to turn it back on when using WiFi as many apps won't work properly.

    I am trying to work out how to do this automatically in Tasker so when I turn my mobile data on it turns the background data off, and then turns it back on when I go back to WiFi.

    Hope that is of some helpl.
     
  23. Nathanj80

    Nathanj80 Lurker

    It's because you have an app that is backing up your photos and other stuff related while on 4g, try making sure no apps are doing backups unless on WiFi. Also emails with images chew big chunks. Also don't post too many instagram images etc.
     

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