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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dayze79, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. dayze79

    dayze79 Lurker
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    I just got the Inspire yesterday when it first came out. Traded in my new captivate before the 30 days to get it and I am extremely happy so far. Just one question though.

    At the top the E with the checkmark, which I am guessing stands for Edge Network? Is always there, I turn data off when not using. Anyway when at home I connect through wifi. I noticed that when making any kind of online connection whether it be at marketplace or browser the E with the check mark becomes E with the up and down arrows, like it is using data???
    I don't know if I am actually using data or not, but the wifi signal is showing. Can anyone offer an answer to that? Hopefully it all made sense.


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  2. retrorom

    retrorom Well-Known Member

    Just a little tip, download NetCounter on the market for free, it will let you know your daily, weekly and monthly data usage over wifi and Cell. That way you can make sure not to go over your data limit. hope that helps a little ;)
  3. pinbak

    pinbak Well-Known Member

    I noticed that too and I believe what it's doing is connecting to the market via DATA instead because ATT wants to make sure we only get the apps that they want us to get off of the market place, the same way if you pull your sim card and connect via wireless to the market you can see different apps, not sure if you can this with the inspire but you could do something like that with the captivate.

    I also have a question though, I checked my data usage and i am at 156MB so far. just WOW!!!! what is odd most of the time it should say wap.cingular since that is how my other phone shows, but this will also show "phone" what the hell is that? I wonder why this phone has used that much data, none of my other android phones would have used that much in 1 day that's a whole lot of data being used!!!!!!

    02/14 12:14 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4KB

    02/14 12:14 AM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3237KB

    02/13 11:00 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1KB

    02/13 08:13 PM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 40638KB
  4. dayze79

    dayze79 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I installed netcounter but I am still confused. Does data show up under Cell?
    And it makes no sense to put wifi ability on if it is just going to use data too. But like I said even when I open the browser it comes up, has me worried I will go over...but yes I just got NetCounter after reading it in another post.
  5. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

  6. pinbak

    pinbak Well-Known Member

    I just downloaded the DOG too, i remember having it on my captivate and just never got it for this one. But good lord 156 mb and its not even a day!!!

    I know how to take care of data usage, I have had 6 different android phones so far between att and verizon, also I got a WP7 phone and the highest I have ever gotten was 1.1 gb on the WP7 phone and that was because i watched some NETFLIX!! But this one using that much in a 24 hour period HOLY CRAP!!! And i've done no streaming of any type.
  7. CWMV

    CWMV Newbie

    In the same situation here. My wife is at 114MB after having the phone for 24 hours, and for more than half of that time the phone was hooked up to our home WiFi network. I thought that if you were on WiFi it wouldn't use data? Am I mistaken in this or is there something else going on? Compared to me I'm at 23MB for the same time period/usage. Heck our last three statements with verizon we never went over 70MB/month!
  8. pinbak

    pinbak Well-Known Member

    I figured out what was using my data, it's because I sat around all day doing a speedtest yesterday. I thought that thing wasn't bad, but ran it and my watch dog app went from less than a 1 mb to almost 8!! yay!
  9. alltech

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  10. dayze79

    dayze79 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Ok, the question was when data IS turned off and you're using wi-fi is it somehow still using data since the typical data signal icon appears.

    My guess is it isn't since I did get the 3g Watchdog and NetCounter....
  11. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    One combination of apps I also like is Timeriffic and APNDroid


    With Timeriffic, you can set a schedule. Like mute the phone from 11PM-7AM or turn-off wifi from 8AM-5PM.

    APNDroid will turn-off mobile data. Timeriffic sees APN is installed and gives you that option to schedule it as well.

    If you're worried about mobile data overnight, install both apps and set your schedule. :)

    With my iPhone, I was always forgetting to mute my phone at work. Don't have that problem anymore!

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