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Wi-fi and data use

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rusty84, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Rusty84

    Rusty84 New Member
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    Hello,

    I have had my HTC heroe for 24 hours, love it. One question so far. If i am connected to a wi-fi network, for example, my home network. Does this count towards my data use with Orange?
     

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  2. digger

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    Nope, when it's connected to Wifi, all data will be sent via Wifi.
     
  3. Rusty84

    Rusty84 New Member
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  4. digger

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    Random question... but your username seems familiar - nuun? :thinking:
     
  5. Rusty84

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    Erm, I post on some other forums if that helps.
     
  6. digger

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    Nope, nevermind - You're not who I was thinking of ;)
     
  7. alinver

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    There is a great app on the marketplace called 3G Watchdog, it'll show you how much data you're using when away from your Wifi. You'll be surprised how little you use.

    Cheers Al
     
  8. _ivo_

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    I agree with this last statement!
    I have 1gb data plan on my phone and there is no way I can spend this, just no f*****g way :D
    I don't know what should I do to spend this :D

    Specially when I'm on wifi at home and at work :)
     
  9. Champmoney

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    I have a Data Counter Widget. Seem to work really good. Shows you data and wifi.

    Ya I have a gig too and that is alot. Enjoy.
     
  10. rosindda

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    I have only had my Hero on for 1 hr and used 1.25M of GPRS data usage even with Wi fi connected. I have been told by tech services at BT that some apps will only use GPRS even if wi fi is available. Not sure which ones though. Anybody any ideas ?
     
  11. alinver

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    Was your Mobile Data switched off?

    Al
     
  12. bluenova

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    I think any that use location determination when GPS is switched off, but 1.25 mb in 1 hour seems a lot for that.
     
  13. rosindda

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    No my mobile data was not switched off at the time it never is. I am using network Monitor and at 13:36 I have now used 3.13MB og GPRS usage and 1.90MB of Wi-fi for today .I am also running "JKAppswitch" and am currently running Phone,messages and settings only so where is the usage ? something is very hungry !!!!
     
  14. JODmeister

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    I've fallen into the...."Got a new phone and not sure what does what trap"....!!!!!!!

    Here's my story.

    Upgraded to Hero on 3 having had the worst phone in the world N96.

    My new free internet plan did not start as soon as I got the phone but at my next billing 24th Jan.

    So it was a case of out the box and play.

    I started to download a few items and immediately got warning alert text from 3 about data usage....ooops.

    So I turned of GPRS and started to use my home wi-fi for a few downloads of apps, etc.

    I never had a shortcut to access my3 on N96 but was available on my Hero which I tried the next day.

    So I access my3 and check usage so far........******
     
  15. alinver

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    JODmeister

    Walk into the 3 shop and tell them straight you are not going to pay the remaining
     
  16. JODmeister

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    Cheers for that......

    Your last comment about switching off mobile data.......I had just got the phone and did not occur to me to switch it off.....however I did when I got two warning texts.

    I then used wi-fi......but
     
  17. daveybaby

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    This is not physically possible. They cant tell how much wifi youve been using any more than they can tell how much TV youve watched this week.

    As for the
     
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