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  1. Rusty84

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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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    Nope, when it's connected to Wifi, all data will be sent via Wifi.
     
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    Random question... but your username seems familiar - nuun? :thinking:
     
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    Erm, I post on some other forums if that helps.
     
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    Nope, nevermind - You're not who I was thinking of ;)
     
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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
     
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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 :)
     
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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.
     
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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 ?
     
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    Was your Mobile Data switched off?

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