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  1. smoky

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    does anybody know if we use the netflix app does it use our data? my billing cycle just started on the 11th and im already at 2gigs :eek: (haven't tethered, seen about 7-9hrs of netflix)
     

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    It uses your DATA plan good sir!, just like any other program that streams stuff into your phone ( pandora for example) So i would keep an eye on your usage so you dont go over your GBs ( if you dont have an unlimited DATA plan that is)


    Best way to do that is going to the My Account app that should be pre-installed on your phone
     
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    i didn't know it used data..kinda sucks...

    and yes i have "unlimited" plan even though it throttles after 5gigs smh...
    and yeah i know bout that "my account" app..that's how i know how much data i have used

    but thanks for the quick response
     
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    Can't you just switch to wifi when you want to watch Netflix? (Assuming that a wifi network is available.) That wouldn't use your data plan.
     
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    I'm almost 100% sure that's gonna use up your data as well..don't quote me though
     
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    No it won't...I can connect my back up phone to wifi and use the web/market etc.
     
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    Wi-Fi does NOT use your data plan. You are streaming over your computer's (or someone elses) internet band width, not T-mobile's, so it does not count against your cap for data.
     

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