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General Prepaid: Money getting eaten by unknown

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FrozenLight, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. FrozenLight

    FrozenLight Lurker
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    So my problem is following:
    The things that i use are:
    W-LAN
    App-Market
    facebook app
    YouTube app
    Angry Birds
    Skype App
    Facebook Messenger
    Google Maps
    Some minor useless Apps just 4 fun
    GPS just to try it

    All of these things SHOULD actually be for free.
    BUT my credit consumption on my PrePaid is higher than it should be from SMS and calling.
    Add. Information: Sometimes when my W-LAN went down, there appeared sometimes an 'E' with two arrows up and down. Since i switched my APN to a random, not existing one, the 'E' switched to an 'H' with two arrows up and down. Then i changed the name of the standard one 'O2 Internet' to 'O2 Interne' there is neither an 'E' nor an 'H' now. But sometimes it still loads money from my mobile, once after using GPS..
    Is there a possibility to kind of make the mobile to NOT USE money for any other thing than SMS and calls?
     

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  2. jcjsda

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    Okay same problem. Just brought mine 8Jan , put into Apple Macbook and went to Android market and loaded all the good apps. Then top'd up account and loaded 20 and gone in one hour. Loaded 10 and gone in one hour. crazy but some programs run in background.

    Took me a day, of leaving no credit on phone to figure it out.

    Go to
    Settings
    Wireless and Networks
    Mobile Networks
    Network Mode
    GSM ONLY......select this.

    This turns off your WCDMA (your 3G).

    This should save you heaps of cash.....

    Then when you feel rich, sure turn on your 3G back on by
    same page
    GSM/WCDMA (auto mode). ...select

    Beware, if surfing on wifi area, starbucks , that it can flip over to 3G if your wifi is too slow. So don't assume (makes an ass of u & me) you are safe just on wifi.....

    God bless
    John
    jcjsda
     
  3. SylentEcho

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    Why not switch off the connection when not needed? That's what I do.

    Or else just change your plan.
     
  4. spliffy

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    you can uncheck "use packet data" on "mobile network settings" page. some icon with up and down arrow on the notif will disappear..

    (newbie's first post. my fourth day using my galaxy y.)
     

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